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  • Asset allocation

    Asset allocation

    Asset allocation does NOT work. It does not drive portfolio returns or volatility. The "experts" are WRONG and their so-called "advice" is entirely the cause of underfunded retirement systems. It's simple to prove for all goals, market scenarios and…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 11:08pm -
  • Portable alpha?

    Portable alpha?

    Portable alpha? Why "port" NEW sources of return onto OLD sources of return? In down markets any positive alpha gets swamped by negative beta. It also diverts attention from what investors really need: consistent absolute returns from a blended range…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Top hedge fund

    Top hedge fund

    Who is the 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 m…
    - 80 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 2:08pm -
  • Hedge Fund Test

    Hedge Fund Test

    Hedge Fund Test? The HFT separates rare alpha stars from the hordes of risk craving beta bandits. Thousands pass the easy CFA, CAIA but few will ever attain the HFT. Mode score is zero but true hedge fund managers all scored 100%. It takes rare abili…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 11:14am -
  • Warren Buffett alpha

    Warren Buffett 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 ALL his returns since 19…
    - 1 Jul 18, 11:08pm -
  • 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 -
  • Data science is money

    Data science 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 -
  • Passive index fad

    Passive index fad

    Passive fad will end badly. Manias ALWAYS do. Dumb beta index funds are just HIGH COST, HIGH RISK, low frequency trading strategies. Do you really think the stock pickers that ACTIVELY manage the S&P 1500 or Russell 2000 are the best? Why pay outrage…
    - 30 Jan 18, 11:08am -

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  • Women still hold tiny minority of senior roles in financial services
    Despite pushes for a change in culture, data shows progress towards equality is slowFewer than one in seven partners at hedge funds and private equity firms are women, and progress towards equality is slow. According to a report based on Financial Co…
    - 50 days ago, 2 Sep 18, 7:01pm -
  • Premier Foods may sell brands to calm shareholders
    Owner of Mr Kipling and Batchelors to speed up turnaround as investors look to oust CEOPremier Foods said “nothing is off the table”, including a sale of parts of the business, before a showdown with activist investors who are trying to oust the…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 4:26am -
  • Why did Nigel Farage tell the world he thought remain had won? | Molly Scott Cato
    A report by Bloomberg raises questions about what the arch-Brexiteer knew and when, although he denies any wrongdoingHave you ever wondered why Nigel Farage and the Brexit merchants are obsessed with George Soros? No doubt his strong support for the…
    - 26 Jun 18, 5:28am -
  • New publisher plans to offer budding authors £24,000 salary
    De Montfort Literature will employ an algorithm ‘to identify career novelists’, and hopes to free its writers from second jobsEven the most revered authors held down day jobs, from TS Eliot’s time at Lloyd’s to Walt Whitman’s stint as a gov…
    - 1 Jun 18, 1:00am -
  • Sunday Times Rich List: UK's wealthiest hedge fund manager now worth £3bn
    Tory donor and art collector Mike Platt has boosted his fortune by £600m in a yearMike Platt, a Preston-born financier who started investing at the age of 14 with a £500 gift from his grandmother, has been named Britain’s richest hedge fund manag…
    - 11 May 18, 8:55am -
  • Paul Singer: the secretive wizard casting a spell over Waterstones
    Activist financier who bought bookshop has colourful recordA Republican billionaire hedge fund manager attacked by the former president of Argentina as a “financial terrorist” and “vulture lord” has just bought your local bookshop.Elliott Adv…
    - 28 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Primark's owner too big – and diverse – to fail? Possibly
    AB Foods owns a sprawling portfolio but the discount fashion store proves it’s best not to tweak a winning formulaIf Associated British Foods didn’t have a controlling shareholder, an uppity US hedge fund would probably have demanded the company…
    - 18 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • Hedge funds pressure Whitbread to spin off Costa Coffee
    Elliott Advisors, the FTSE 100 firm’s largest investor, believes breaking it up could create £3bn of valueWhitbread is under mounting pressure from hedge funds to break up its business by spinning off the Costa Coffee chain, after activist investo…
    - 15 Apr 18, 11:02am -
  • Carillion crisis: hedge funds rake in tens of millions
    Short-sellers quietly targeted company as far back as 2015 with bets reaching peak before first profit warning in July 2017Hedge funds and other financial speculators have made tens of millions of pounds by quietly betting that Carillion would run in…
    - 14 Jan 18, 12:46pm -
  • Hedge funds fail to stop 'billion-dollar brain' City analyst's deportation
    Corbiere and Trenchant Ltd say maths graduate Ke Xu could use stolen computer code worth more than £30m if sent overseasHedge fund managers have failed to prevent the deportation of a convicted City analyst from China – nicknamed the billion-dolla…
    - 20 Dec 17, 1:21pm -
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