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[05Mar09] Expertise and insights on investing in “softs” The increased presence of speculators has affected volatility and short-term price movements, not long-term price levels.
[05Mar09] A systematic fund Fund’s investment advisor has extensive experience and expertise in trading commodities
[11Dec08] A Commodity Fund Managed by specialists with 20 years of experience in trading oil and metals + 19.75% from Jan. -Nov.’08
[14Oct08] Expertise on gold as a strategic asset - Special Gold has generally been less volatile than other precious metals and other commodities.
[08Aug08] Short and Leveraged ETCs Commodity exposure: How do they differ from a short /leveraged position?
[25Jul08] Why hasn't the price of pulp risen as rapidly as some other commodities? Prospects of investing in pulp
[08Apr08] Fund of funds - Invests with managers that have commodity and natural resource “specific” exposure only Fund of funds seeks to identify and invest with the „best of breed“ manager in the respective commodity, natural resource sector
[03Apr07] The Merrill Lynch Commodity Alpha Certificate Is designed to generate commodity based performance in bull and bear markets
[04Jan13] Investment and commercial grade diamonds An asset class analysis
[09Oct12] Real asset-based equities Analyzing the performance of commodity-based equities, REITs and listed infrastructure-based equities
[13Nov08] A fund that focuses on trading energy related commodity, equity futures YTD return as of 31Oct. ’08 of +30.88%
[12Jun08] A fund that invests in convertible instruments Core to this philosophy is a belief that it is possible to structure an investment in a public company that will forsake some of the upside in exchange for having downside protection.
[20Jan12] A SQUARE 20 Jan 2012 The latest developments in the microfinance industry
[19Sep11] A SQUARE 19 Sep 2011 Third-party litigation funding in the U.K. - the Axiom Legal Financing Fund
[05Aug11] A SQUARE 05 Aug 2011 Featuring: The first microfinance funds that invests in local currencies and empirical research on systematic risk in microfinance
[17Jun11] A SQUARE 17 Jun 2011 Risk, return and diversification benefits of microfinance equity investment
[25Nov10] A SQUARE 25 Nov 2010 Trends and developments in microfinance investments
[15Apr10] Microfinance investment vehicles: Due diligence and risk/return analysis Analyzing microfinance investment vehicles
[06Nov09] A SQUARE: Micro-Finance The risks of investing in micro-finance vehicles
[30Nov12] Microfinance investment vehicles State of the industry 2012 and asset class analysis
[25Feb11] A SQUARE 25 Feb 2011 Asset-based lending within the art world
[23Jan09] The Opportunity Set The credit crisis presents investment opportunities at the top end of the capital structure especially within distressed credit, leveraged loans, capital structure arbitrage, direct lending
[28Aug08] A Special Situation Fund (Emerging Market Focus) The market for emerging market credits continues to be inefficient
[17Oct07] CDS Indices, strategies that have performed during the sub-prime crisis... Part II - Expertise with Ernesto Prado
[11Oct07] Where in the credit cycle are we?... with Ernesto Prado What is sure is that we have thus far, witnessed the technical deterioration.
[19Aug11] A SQUARE 19 Aug 2011 Research: Benchmarking the performance of active currency fund managers
[25Apr07] Overlay Asset Management High Frequency Program This program is designed to extract value from the currency market micro structure where short-term opportunities generated from transaction flows can be analysed and exploited
[01Feb13] Currency hedge funds Research on performance and risk
[19Mar09] Trading Currencies As the recession is not confined to the US alone, which seems to be the case, the USD will rise in value.
[01Apr08] A Global Currency Fund Incisive understanding of commodity currency behaviour
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: FinTech is still a relatively young industry and players still do not know what realized default rates will be if there is a strong recession, said Tristan Grué, the CEO and founder of online lending marketplace Bolden during the latest
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: It's no secret that investors had a hard time with investment performance in 2015 and data for foundations was no better. According to data from the 2015 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundation
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who purchased Platinum Partners’ troubled hedge funds through financial advisors and brokerage firms were sent notices of investigation by securities arbitration law firm of Klayman&Toskes, P.A (K&T). The la
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Gramercy Funds Management LLC, a $5.7bn dedicated emerging markets investment manager, has expanded its trading team to stay ahead of the ever changing complexities of global markets.
In a statement, Gramercy sa
The loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote. Tim Thornton, COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services, explores potential implications.
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
It was recently reported that hedge funds are agreeing to hurdle rates to alleviate the sting of underperformance, but several sources show that hurdle rates in the US have not increased, nor are there more hedge funds agreeing to include hurdle rates in the
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The valuation of UK-based FinTechs after the Brexit vote can be questionable, said Philippe Paquet, managing director of Paris-based specialty investment manager NewAlpha Asset Management during the lat
In the week ending 18 August, 2016, it was reported that hedge funds are increasingly agreeing to hurdle rates which would be becoming the norm and more creative. While many investors are unh
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: At the end of July, Olaf Carlson-Wee, the first employee at Andreessen Horowitz-backed bitcoin exchange Coinbase, resigned his position as Head of Special Projects in order to start his own blockchain focused hedge fund. The news sent ripples through the cryptoc
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
Asset management companies have been implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, as not all employees necessarily want to carry around a company smartphone or tablet. But employees need to know of the risks of using their own devices for work purpos
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds that charge the low and high fees stuff often provide better returns than "those sort of mid-fee investments", said Keith Haydon, chief investment officer of Man FRM. (Alternative) investment managers who charge high fees would often provide the most int
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last month, Quantopian received investments from Point72 Ventures, the new venture capital arm of Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors must come to terms with the problems of investing in hedge funds via a very small team by looking at it in terms of contribution in risk terms, stated Keith Haydon, CIO of Man FRM, during the latest
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Compliance concerns are driving more business decisions at hedge funds than ever before, according to the results of a survey done by Cipperman Compliance Services and hosted by Opalesque. Survey findings suggest that hedge fund managers overwhelmingly expect in
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Endowments and foundations are taking a hard look at their investments and in some cases, hedge funds may not make the cut, according to a new survey from Boston-based investment consultants NEPC. NEPC published the results of its second quarter Endowment and Fo
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Netherlands-based asset manager Saemor Capital said it remains cautious on European equity markets and continues to be neutrally positioned in its multi-factor model, with political risk rising and global equity
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A new series on technology providers that assist asset allocators.
Laurent Favre, founder and CEO of technology provider AlternativeSoft, observes that now investors demand full participation in their portfolio construction.
The future is
In the week ending 12 August, 2016, a survey by Barclays has found that hedge funds assets are declining on insufficient returns because of overcapacity; the Barclays study added that the number of hedge funds are on track to shrink this year. The industry is slowing as returns are down and i
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Is merger arb an alternative to bonds? This question was raised by Duncan Crawford, global head of hedge fund sales at Societe Generale during the latest
By Michael S. Young, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Mediatrix Capital
Sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) is enhancing the Forex investment approach with next generation algorithmic systems that are able to perform human tasks such as visual perception and multi-input decision-mak
This article was authored by Logica Capital Advisers, Los Angeles.
Investors use hedge funds (HFs) for a variety of reasons, including diversification and improved risk adjusted returns. However, our observation has shown that HFs carry some misconceptions about their benefits. We hav
By: Michael G. Tannenbaum
Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) have become increasingly popular as an attractive cross-border investment fund product. UCITS funds are readily sold in the European Union under its harmonized regulatory regime, allowing member n
Authored by partners at global law firm Dechert LLP.
The voters have spoken. Britain will (absent any new deals) leave the EU.
Under the EU Treaty, the exit process should take at least two years. During this two-year period, UK-base
Institutional investors should undertake a quantitative analysis of their hedge fund investments’ long-term contribution to overall portfolio efficiency, rather than basing their asset allocation strategies on a short-term comparison with equity benchmarks.
This is the conclusion of a new resea
By Eric Anderson, Managing Partner & Head of Investment Solutions at Milltrust International LLP
Since the beginning of the year, Emerging Market equities have outperformed Developed Market equities, Emerging Market currencies have outperformed the US Dollar, Emerging Market local currency gover
By IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes
Activist investors are relatively new – but very influential – players in international capital markets.
Activist investors are shareholders at publicly traded companies who attempt to affect change in an organization either by directly appealing to, or puttin
By: Paul Dimitruk, Chairman and Co-Founder of Partners Capital
As an Outsourced Investment Office acting for endowments and foundations, and ultra-high-net-worth families in Europe, North America and Asia, we advise our clients on their total investment programs, including asset allocation and p
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds investing in Latin America posted strong gains through mid-2016, reversing declines in four of the past five years, including the last three years, to lead all areas of hedge fund performance through the first half of 2016, according to the latest HFR Em
From Asianinvestor.net: More flows are likely into insurance-linked strategies, private equity and trend-following strategies/CTAs, given the benefits of such investments, argues LGT Capital Partners.
Despite the numerous quantitative easing programs and bailouts of recent years, the quest for
From Marketwatch.com: A growing exodus from hedge funds extended to two of the biggest names in the industry Tuesday, Tudor Investment Corp. and Brevan Howard, as disenchanted investors increasingly shun what was once the hottest place to put money. The funds’ problem is clear: They just aren’t perf
From Valuewalk.com: Looking at two bank reports on the same topic can often yield interesting results. There are times when bank research is best viewed from the standpoint of how their analysis does or does not correlate with one another. Regarding hedge fund allocation decisions, one bank appears
Hedge fund’s fixer kept deals flowing with bribes, U.S. says
From Bloomberg.com: With the Miami villa, stopovers at New York’s Plaza Hotel and millions channeled in bribes to win mining deals, Samuel Mebiame was the relationships guy in a corruption scheme that spanned continents, accord
Featuring : “Hedge fund reinsurers” face criticism, but is it warranted?.Joe Taussig is one of the most accomplished experts on insurers and reinsurers which invest their assets in alternative investments, also known as “hedge fund reinsurers”. He was instrumental in the creation of Greenlight Re, T...» Watch the video
Near Term Trend: Positive to NeutralFriday’s Close: 2969 (- 27)UPDATE: The STOXX 50 has remained bid for most of the past seven weeks.NO CHANGE: Overall resistance at our line (3115) may cap any further advances.
Near Term Trend: Positive to Neutral
Friday’s Close: 2969 (- 27)
UPDATE: The STOXX 50 has remained bid for most of the past seven weeks.NO CHANGE: Overall resistance at our line (3115) may cap any further advances.