Thu, Oct 24, 2019
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

A crisis alpha fund that does the job

Monday, September 16, 2019

Simon Kitson
B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

There are many strategies that can mitigate risks, one of which is crisis alpha. Simon Kitson manages one; the Dynamic Macro Strategy, a crisis alpha fund that has successfully navigated the bear and bull markets of the last 12 years.

"The strategy's main purpose is to provide equity-centric or equity correlated funds with protection at turning points, and during extended periods of market weakness whilst, of course, trying not to bleed between crisis," he tells Matthias Knab during a recent Opalesque TV interview.

Simon Kitson, CEO of Australia-based Quadrant Dynamic Risk Allocation (QDRA), has been in the financial markets since 1986 and has a background in macroeconomics. His partner, Chris Howland, CIO, has a background in chip designing and brings the quantitative aspect of the strategy. "Because of that chip design background, Chris understands how to make very complex processes far simpler, especially through layering, and that simplicity is the very cornerstone of everything we do," Kitson adds.

The protection investors want The strategy aims to provide the three aspects of protection that investors want, that is: reliability, immediacy, and convexity.

"Firstly, investors want protection to be reliable, compared to, say, a government bond, which as the last 100 years has demon......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. These hedge funds do better. So why can't they raise more money?[more]

    From Institutional Investor: It's an enduring paradox: hedge funds run by women and minorities outperform their peers - but run less money. Evidence continues to mount that the money investors allocate to minority- and women-controlled hedge funds stands a better than even chance of outperformi

  2. Tech: Quantum computing may be closer than expected with 'game changer' discovery[more]

    From Inverse: While quantum computing has long been an exciting notion for scientists and the public alike, the realization of these technologists has long been on hold. But researchers from the Johns Hopkins University have discovered a material that might just fast-track the creation of these, unt

  3. PE/VC: Private-equity deals depress worker wages, study finds, Thoma Bravo to buy Sophos for $3.9bn, Unicorn valuations are fit to burst, warn investors[more]

    Private-equity deals depress worker wages, study finds From Market Watch: Private-equity deals result in worse pay for workers, and, depending on whether the buyout target was public or not, fewer jobs, according to a newly published study. The study of some 6,000 private-equity de

  4. Tech: When AI invests in AI[more]

    From Forbes: The title of this article might sound farfetched to many readers, but keen students of artificial intelligence (AI) know that this is no longer very far away. Since the advent of computers, capital markets have always been at the forefront of technology. Yes, that's right. You may be wo

  5. Institutional investors in Canada, U.S., and the U.K are warming to responsible investing, says a survey[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles by institutional investors in Canada, the US, and the UK is rising according to a new survey. RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM)'s annual survey on responsible investing trends found that more