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Macro hedge funds, ETFs to short euro after Greece’s referendum [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The European stock indexes are expected to drop significantly this week after the overwhelming "no" vote by Greece on its bailout referendum Sunday, that is seen by many as a prelude to the country’s exit (Grexit) from the eurozone.
But while the move could bite
Hedge funds, banks, high-frequency traders hire technology firm to analyze tweets from traders [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A handful of hedge funds, banks and high frequency traders are paying as much as $15,000 each per month per stock symbol to technology firms that analyze over one million tweets from traders, investors and market commentators to determine their sentiments, reports
Veteran hedge fund investor Robert Discolo joins Permal [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: After a break from fund management, Robert (Bob) Discolo joined the Permal Group as Executive Vice President, Investments, on 1st July.
Permal, a pioneer in multi-manager, multi-strategy investments, was
Spanish fund of hedge funds returns almost 7% in last 12 months [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Sigma Fund Absolute Return, a global multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, has been awarded the Best Global Multi-strategy Fund prize at the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Fund A
Opalesque Roundup: By 2020, alternative investments will be so mainstream that 'alternatives' label will be dropped: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]
In the week ending 03 July, 2015, PwC said that the alternative investment industry’s assets could grow to $13.6tln within the next five years. By 2020, alt
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15. Jun. 2015 |
Other Voices: The dirty little secret advisers won’t tell you [more]
By Mark Hulbert: The news media are drawing all the wrong lessons from Meredith Whitney’s decision this week to close down her hedge fund.
To be sure, the media are right to point out that Whitney, after a spectacularly correct forecast at the top of the bull market 2007 that banking stocks were
05. Jun. 2015 |
Other Voices: "Bonds be Dammed": A look into future asset allocation as interest rates begin to rise [more]
By: John E. Dunn, III, Principal, Oak Point Investments
Given it is now my sixth year representing several world class alternative fixed income fund managers, over this same
timeframe, just about every institutional investors I talk with has a lingering fear that sometime, somewhere interest rat
03. Jun. 2015 |
Other Voices: Are CTAs mumbo jumbo or additive for a diversified hedge fund portfolio? [more]
By: Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners
Commodity trading advisors’ (CTAs) perception among investors is more divergent than any other major hedge fund strategy. A large percentage of investors view the strategy as smoke and mirrors using black box models that they cannot understand or properly e
28. May. 2015 |
Other Voices: How to cut hedge fund fees in half (part 1) [more]
This paper was authored by Andrew Beer, founder of Beachhead Capital Management LLC, New York. You can download the full paper here.
There is a strong argument that, on average
15. May. 2015 |
Other Voices: Lies, damned lies and Alpha [more]
This paper was authored by Andrew Beer, founder of Beachhead Capital Management LLC, New York. You can
download the full paper here.
08. May. 2015 |
Other Voices: The value factor reconsidered [more]
This paper was authored by Andrew Beer, founder of Beachhead Capital Management LLC, New York.
"Of course it’s true until everyone knows it’s true."
Famous economist in response to publication of Stocks for the Lo
06. Apr. 2015 |
Other Voices: Epsilon Theory: 'It’s not about the nail’ [more]
This article was authored by Ben Hunt of Salient Partners, L.P. as general information only and should not be taken as investment advice.
I spend a lot of my time speaking with investors and financial advisors of all stripes and sizes, and here’s what I’m hearing, loud and clear. There
02. Apr. 2015 |
Other Voices: What is compression (and why should you care)? [more]
This article was authored by Stephen Loosley, Catalyst Development Ltd, a financial regulations and technology advisor in London.
Compression is a technique to reduce gross notional in your OTC book without materially affecting ri
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- Opalesque Exclusive: New systematic strategy managed alongside research firm outperforms S&P500[more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: An emerging CTA manager explains how he runs his strategy, which is based on an index produced by a research firm.
Peter Turk is head of
- Opalesque Exclusive: New systematic strategy embraces machine learning[more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The founder of a New York-based systematic trading firm, which offers a hybrid between alpha strategies and alternative feta at lower fees, describes his approa
- Larry Robbins' hedge fund Glenview buys 1m Tenet Healthcare shares[more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Glenview Capital Management said it bought an additional 979,482 shares
at Tenet Healthcare Corp valued at $53.80 million, raising its stakes in
the healthcare services company to 15.16%, reported
- Legal - Grayson’s hedge funds under scrutiny for possible ethics violations, Court rejects hedge fund’s motion to block merger of Samsung affiliates[more]
Grayson’s hedge funds under scrutiny for possible ethics violations
From Freebeacon.com: Rep. Alan Grayson is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibite
- Hedge funds decline in June as stocks tumble on Greek woes[more]
From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds posted losses across strategies last month as uncertainty over whether Greece will remain in the euro sent global stock markets tumbling. Winton Capital Management declined about 3.1 percent in June in its $12.1 billion Winton Futures Fund, leaving it down 1.9 percent