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  • 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 45 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…
    - 47 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 8:07am -
  • 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…
    - 71 days ago, 8 May 19, 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 scored 100%. It takes rare ability a…
    - 8 Mar 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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  • 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 56 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,…
    - 77 days ago, 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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 -
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