Radio Feature 26: Christof Schmidhuber in conversation with Sona Blessing
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Christof Schmidhuber, is a partner at Syndex Capital Management.
Formerly he was Global Head of Hedge Fund Risk Management at Credit Suisse and a member of the investment committee. He and his teams in Zurich and New York were responsible for operational due diligence and market risk monitoring of several hundred hedge fund managers, and of multi-manager portfolios with AuM exceeding USD20 billion.
In this radio feature he elaborates on how and why Syndex replication is different and how it can be integrated into an asset allocation mandate
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Q1 - So Christof, what is special about Syndex replication?
Q2 - How has the Global Syndex performed (a) in general, and (b) through August 2011?
Q3 - What lessons have you learnt from the market melt-down in August 2011?
Q4 - Are there hedge fund strategies that cannot be replicated?
Q5 - What are the risks of replication?
Inherent model risk, other systematic model related risk (i.e. the summer of 2007), confined universe?
Q6 - How scalable is the strategy?
Q7 - How can investors integrate your process into their asset allocation mandates?
Q8 - Where do you think the hedge fund industry is headed?
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