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  • Hedge Fund Test

    Hedge Fund Test

    1) Risk management: Today if global thermonuclear war, several Richter 10 earthquakes, a new ice age, an alien invasion, several category 7 hurricanes, another zombie apocalypse and a giant asteroid vaporizes your miserable little planet, you:i) I pi…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Jul 19, 11:08am -
  • Best hedge fund?

    Best hedge fund?

    World's best investor? Who ran the top performing hedge fund? When do past returns predict future performance? Defining "best" as highest risk adjusted alpha after deducting all style premia and beta factors, the greatest ever hedge fund manager is o…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Jul 19, 2:08pm -
  • Buffett's Alpha?

    Buffett's Alpha?

    Warren Buffett prudently invests 99% of his wealth in absolute return strategies, like most risk averse savers. Leverage, arbitrage, derivatives, event-driven, opportunistic, special situations and macro strategies have driven his returns since incep…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 11:08pm -
  • Asset allocation

    Asset allocation

    If all investors were required to put their entire portfolio in one stock of their choice, "experts" would conclude ONLY stock picking drives returns. If you flip a coin each month to be "100% stocks" or "100% cash" then market timing becomes the SOL…
    - 77 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 11:08pm -
  • Hedge fund joke

    Hedge fund joke

    Index fund genius, a long only guru and just a mere data scientist are flying in to deliver investment presentations to an institutional client in New Zealand. As the plane comes in to land they see one purple sheep alone in a field.Professor Passive…
    - 79 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 8:07am -
  • Portable alpha

    Portable alpha

    Portable alpha? Why "port" NEW sources of return onto OLD sources of return? In down markets most positive alpha gets swamped by negative beta. It also diverts attention from what investors really need: consistent absolute returns from a blended rang…
    - 8 Feb 19, 6:30am -
  • Economics Nobel prize

    Economics Nobel prize

    Nobel prize? Pricing options correctly is hard but finding dumb "prizes" is easy. The 1997 award to Myron Scholes and Robert Merton and that is with the bar set very low in a dismal field that had no TRUE Nobel. The Black-Scholes "formula" has led to…
    - 8 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Sports bet hedge fund

    Sports bet hedge fund

    Sports results don't correlate with economic factors unlike stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies. Sports bets also offer reliable arbitrages and consistent mispricings. Diversify PROPERLY with new sources of return. Most people bet on stocks or…
    - 8 Jun 18, 7:39am -
  • Technology is money

    Technology is money

    Time is not money. Technology is money. Information is money. Technology applied to information - data science - is money squared. The best way to predict the future is to invest in it. The only certainty is change. Good investors are inventing bette…
    - 20 Feb 18, 6:48pm -
  • Emerging markets

    Emerging markets

    Highest stock market returns will come from: NOT WHERE YOU LIVE. National bias and portfolio patriotism costs investors so much. Always underweight or avoid investing in your "home" country. You have enough exposure just living there. World's top pe…
    - 1 Feb 18, 7:08pm -

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  • Burford Capital replaces finance chief to appease investors
    UK-listed litigation financier bows to pressure and demotes CFO after hedge fund criticismBurford Capital is replacing its chairman and finance chief in an effort to appease shareholders after a US hedge fund made allegations of poor governance and m…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 1:40pm -
  • City regulator intervenes as Burford alleges market manipulation
    Litigation finance firm hits back after attack by Muddy Waters hedge fundThe City regulator has begun “wide-ranging inquiries” following the US hedge fund Muddy Waters’ attack on the UK-listed Burford Capital last week that sent its shares plum…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 6:15am -
  • Industrial exports are the engine of developed economies. Ours has stalled
    Brexit-related recession looks ever more likely, and with their poor investment levels, UK firms are worse-placed than many to withstand the shockDowning Street must add the likelihood of a UK recession to its list of possible scenarios after officia…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Clarity on Burford Capital is needed after Muddy Waters treatment
    Grumbling about short-selling is pointless – disclosure and engagement are the only defencesMuddy Waters is a splendid name for a short-selling hedge fund that claims to spot accounting shenanigans at listed companies. Carson Block, its founder, do…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 2:38pm -
  • Neil Woodford fund: regulator criticised for failing to spot dangers
    Ex-minister Lord Myners hits out at FCA after asset manager suspends fund withdrawalsThe former City minister Lord Myners has criticised financial regulators for missing warning signs before the prominent asset manager Neil Woodford suspended withdra…
    - 73 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 8:40am -
  • LC&F collapse calls the regulator's competence into question Nils Pratley
    The now bust purveyor of ‘mini bonds’ left 11,500 ordinary investors £236m out of pocketThe official investigation into the collapse of London Capital & Finance, the investment firm that went bust owing £236m to 11,500 ordinary savers, is the m…
    - 88 days ago, 23 May 19, 2:48pm -
  • Barclays wins battle with Bramson, but why did he bother with it? | Nils Pratley
    ‘Disruptive’ figure had bank rattled for a while but attention must now turn to miserable share priceEdward Bramson’s defeat at Barclays was heavy. Only 13% of voting shareholders thought the activist deserved a seat on the board. At 25% or so,…
    - 2 May 19, 2:14pm -
  • Billionaire's hedge fund bets £60m that shares in Ryanair will fall
    Short-selling position taken on April 2 is first of this size reported on budget airline The hedge fund founded by the billionaire investor Ken Griffin has made a £60m bet that the share price of Ryanair will fall, the first time a short position of…
    - 3 Apr 19, 2:37pm -
  • Just Eat shareholder wants merger with rival instead of hunt for CEO
    ‘Lack of online food delivery experience’ in roles at UK firm concerns US hedge fundJust Eat, the British online takeaway service, has come under fresh pressure from an activist investor, which is calling for it to merge with a rival rather than…
    - 11 Feb 19, 5:10am -
  • Hedge fund use of private exit polls attracts City watchdog
    FCA says such data may be seen as inside information after funds profited at EU referendumThe City watchdog is considering fresh guidelines around the sale of private polling data to hedge funds looking to profit from major political events such as B…
    - 15 Jan 19, 2:19pm -

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