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  • Best hedge fund?

    Best hedge fund?

    Best hedge fund? World's top performing investor? 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 obvious.Skill…
    - 80 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 2:08pm -
  • Asset allocation

    Asset allocation

    Asset allocation doesn't work. The "experts" are WRONG but such wrongness keeps pension "consultants" and financial "advisers" in business. Just take a look at the disastrous state of public pensions and retirement savings. It does not drive portfoli…
    - 16 Aug 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…
    - 15 Aug 19, 8:07am -
  • 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…
    - 5 Aug 19, 11:08pm -
  • Hedge Fund Test

    Hedge Fund Test

    Top hedge fund managers score 10/10. Most "hedge fund" asset gatherers score 0/10. Do you have what it takes?1) You receive a term sheet for 20% yield AAA rated CLO cubed SPAC, SIV-lite, PIK-toggle, Venezuelan Bolivar quanto, digital Bermudan rainbow…
    - 25 Jul 19, 11:08am -
  • 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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  • Bank of England audio leak followed loss of key cybersecurity staff
    Exclusive: ex-employees say at least 20 security staff were reassigned or left in past yearThe Bank of England restructured its security department and lost multiple senior employees in charge of protecting some of Britain’s most critical financial…
    - 37 days ago, 21 Dec 19, 10:29am -
  • Watchdog investigates Bank of England security breach
    Threadneedle Street says access to press conferences via back-up audiofeed unacceptableThe UK’s financial watchdog has launched an investigation into a security breach at the Bank of England that allowed hedge funds early access to an audio feed of…
    - 39 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 2:35pm -
  • Bank of England deserves to be embarrassed about security breach
    FCA must now decide how serious breach really is – and who to blameNo one has dug into the vaults of the Bank of England and pilfered a gold bar, but security breaches for a central bank in the 21st-century age of information do not come much worse…
    - 39 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 9:53am -
  • Hedge fund boss pays himself £200m despite fund's profits falling
    Billionaire philanthropist Sir Chris Hohn gave away £177m through his charity last yearThe billionaire hedge fund manager Sir Chris Hohn paid himself £200m last year, slightly more than his Children’s Investment (TCI) fund made in profit.Hohn, th…
    - 54 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 11:31am -
  • BlackRock's Larry Fink must think again over tackling climate crisis | Nils Pratley
    The accusation is not that the company is doing nothing but how hard is it pushing?Here’s a good question for Larry Fink, the BlackRock billionaire, to address when he dispatches his lofty annual “dear CEO” letter in the new year. Is his firm g…
    - 56 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 3:02pm -
  • London hedge fund's 17 partners share £258m windfall
    Bumper profits at Marshall Wace after major bets against UK firmsOne of London’s most successful hedge funds has declared profits of £258m, delivering a multimillion-pound windfall to its 17 partners.Marshall Wace’s limited liability partnership…
    - 59 days ago, 29 Nov 19, 2:01pm -
  • Billionaires fear Warren and Sanders – but they should fear us all | Robert Reich
    Wealth tax plans make sense but proper regulation could also cut Bezos, Dimon, Cohen and Neumann down to sizeBillionaires are wailing that wealth tax proposals by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are attacks on free-market capitalism. Related: Mic…
    - 78 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 1:00am -
  • Nichola Pease to join firm husband's hedge fund is betting against
    Odey Asset Management holds short position on Jupiter, which has appointed Pease as chairNichola Pease, a high-profile investment manager, has been appointed chair of a fund management company her husband’s hedge fund is betting against.Jupiter Fun…
    - 82 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 8:32am -
  • Short-selling: can hedge funds make a fortune from no-deal Brexit?
    Philip Hammond says Boris Johnson’s rich backers are line to make a killingCrispin Odey: I am not backing no-deal Brexit as shorting opportunityHedge fund millionaires backing Boris Johnson will make a killing from a no-deal Brexit, according to th…
    - 30 Sep 19, 10:51am -
  • Crispin Odey: I am not backing no-deal Brexit as shorting opportunity
    Hedge fund manager says he is optimistic about UK and claims as to motivations are ‘rubbish’Short-selling: can hedge funds make a fortune from no-deal Brexit?Crispin Odey, the hedge fund manager who is a leading backer of a no-deal Brexit and Bor…
    - 30 Sep 19, 8:51am -
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