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Capturing positive performance from alternative assets in a risk-on risk-off environment
CAIA Series III: Cédric Kohler in Conversation with Sona Blessing
 
Friday, December 07, 2012
radio Cedric Kohler is Head of Advisory at Fundana SA. Prior to which, he worked for Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, holding the roles of Head of Hedge Fund Advisory and Head of Funds of Hedge Funds. From 2004 until 2007, he was Global Head of Firm-wide Risk at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago. Cedric has also served as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in New York, holding the role of Margin & Risk Global Head. He holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from Warwick University and a Bachelors in Economics and Business from HEC.

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  • Q1 - Given that the risk-on, risk-off mode is going to persist for "sometime" going forward (conditioned by political uncertainty, regulatory changes and possibly the persistence of a low interest rate environment).
    How should investors be positioned to capture positive performance from their alternative asset allocation?

    Duration: 03:35 


  • Q2 - Are hedge fund returns highly correlated with equity returns (please specify the timeframe)? Has this been the case (please specify the timeframe) and what are the implications for an asset allocator?

    Duration: 02:45 


  • Q3 - Do you believe a more regional focus such as investing in "Frontier Markets" assets/ instruments is more likely to deliver positive performance in such an environment?
    Please elaborate.

    Duration: 01:59 


  • Q4 - How do you define an Emerging Manager? And is investing in such just a fad?

    Duration: 02:10 


  • Q5 - Global macro and CTA managers have found it particularly challenging to deliver positive performance in 2012. Do you believe this is likely to continue? Why or why not?


    Duration: 02:30 



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