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Hedge Fund

  • 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…
    - 40 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 6:30am -
  • Munehisa Honma

    Munehisa Honma

    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…
    - 45 days ago, 3 Feb 19, 2:08pm -
  • Buffett's Alpha?

    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 re…
    - 46 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 11:08pm -
  • Hedge fund joke

    Hedge fund joke

    Index fund genius, a long only guru and a mere data scientist are flying 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 says "A…
    - 78 days ago, 1 Jan 19, 8:07am -
  • Asset allocation

    Asset allocation

    If all investors, including you, 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…
    - 29 Aug 18, 11:08pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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…
    - 2 Aug 18, 11:14am -
  • 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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The Guardian: Hedge Funds

  • 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…
    - 37 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 2:19pm -
  • Brexiter hedge fund chief's bets against UK economy fail to pay off
    Crispin Odey’s share of profit from Odey Asset Management is down £4m on last yearCrispin Odey’s share of the profit of his hedge fund has fallen by £4m, as various bets made by the Brexit-backing billionaire against the UK economy and British…
    - 82 days ago, 28 Dec 18, 1:24pm -
  • Hedge funds make big bets against post-Brexit UK economy
    Hedge funds make million-pound bets against high street as Brexit uncertainty threatens UK economyA pair of hedge funds owned by prominent Brexit supporters have made significant bets against companies exposed to the British consumer including big hi…
    - 10 Dec 18, 1:00am -
  • George Soros makes £10.5m stock market bet against WH Smith
    Retail chain among more than £100m in short positions hedge fund has in UK-listed firms The British hedge fund run by George Soros has made a £10m stock market bet against retailer WH Smith, adding to short positions equivalent to more than £100m…
    - 22 Nov 18, 1:39pm -
  • US hedge fund orders sale of Britain's biggest care home operator
    Four Seasons failed to pay off a portion of debt owed to H/2 Capital PartnersA “for sale” sign has been hoisted over Four Seasons as fears grow for the future of Britain’s biggest care homes operator.The US hedge fund H/2 Capital Partners, whic…
    - 29 Oct 18, 10:36am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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