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  • Hedge Fund Test

    Hedge Fund Test

    Top performing hedge fund managers score 10/10 on Hedge Fund Test. What is your score?1) Risk management: If global thermonuclear war, an ultra-contagious 100% fatal virus, several Richter 11 earthquakes, a new ice age, an alien invasion, numerous ca…
    - 23 Apr 20, 11:08am -
  • Hedge fund joke

    Hedge fund joke

    Index fund genius, a long only guru and a 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 says "Eve…
    - 12 Apr 20, 8:07am -
  • Asset allocation

    Asset allocation

    Asset allocation doesn't work. It does not drive portfolio returns. Easy, mathematically or empirically, to prove for all goals, market scenarios and risk tolerances, investors big and small should NEVER asset allocate. Experts were WRONG: take a loo…
    - 25 Mar 20, 11:08pm -
  • Best hedge fund?

    Best hedge fund?

    Best hedge fund? World's top 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 is predict…
    - 3 Feb 20, 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…
    - 5 Aug 19, 11:08pm -
  • 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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  • Rishi Sunak refuses to say if he will profit from Moderna Covid vaccine
    Chancellor’s former hedge fund invested heavily in Moderna, which had 94.5% trial successCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has refused to disclose whether he will profit from a surge in the s…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 8:39am -
  • US investor Bill Ackman places new bet against corporate credit
    Billionaire netted $2.6bn from previous near-identical trade on back of Covid crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has placed a large bet that companies around the world will struggle…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Nov 20, 5:04am -
  • 'Regeneration' is too often an unfair fight between local people and global finance | Anna Minton
    On Tuesday a London council decides over a 20-storey tower in Brixton – a tale familiar to cities from Manchester to Sydney Taylor McWilliam, the Texan property developer, friend of Prince Harry and DJ, has been no stranger to gentrification battle…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • TalkTalk agrees to discuss £1.1bn takeover bid
    Shares surge after news of hedge fund interest in buying UK’s fourth-largest broadband providerShares in Charles Dunstone’s TalkTalk surged by 16% after the telecoms company agreed to discuss a £1.1bn takeover bid.The bid has come from Toscafund…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 6:22am -
  • We'll hire 100 black interns a year, say UK fund managers
    City firms sign up to #100BlackInterns to tackle underrepresentation Headhunters with diversity brief still mainly whiteA group of 80 leading City fund managers has committed to hiring at least 100 black interns per year, starting in 2021, to make up…
    - 100 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 7:41am -
  • Bank of England paid £3m in 'golden goodbyes' over 15 months
    Rise in settlements in 2019 included those paid to departing tech security staff shortly before major breachThe Bank of England paid departing staff almost £3m in “golden goodbyes” over 15 months, at the same time as an exodus of workers from it…
    - 9 Aug 20, 8:57am -
  • Billionaire ordered to pay £270m to charity after divorce settlement
    Sir Chris Hohn told to give money to ex-wife Jamie Cooper’s charity, Big Win PhilanthropyHedge fund billionaire Sir Chris Hohn has been ordered to pay £270m to a charity setup by his ex-wife in the latest chapter of their acrimonious divorce.The U…
    - 29 Jul 20, 1:30pm -
  • UK ministers send mixed messages over climate commitments, says fund manager
    Nigel Wilson criticises ‘confusion’ created by prioritising HS2 and Heathrow expansionThe head of the UK’s largest fund manager has criticised the UK government for creating “confusion” around the country’s climate commitments by prioriti…
    - 29 Jun 20, 2:59pm -
  • Hedge funds 'raking in billions' during coronavirus crisis
    Managers are pocketing large sums while care workers can barely scrape by, says TUCCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHedge funds have been accused of raking in billions from market bets during the coronavirus crisis while…
    - 9 Apr 20, 2:05pm -
  • Mark Barnett, a Neil Woodford protege, sacked from investment trust
    Invesco Perpetual board says decision follows ‘extended period of underperformance’Mark Barnett, the protege of fallen investment star Neil Woodford, has been sacked as manager of a £400m investment trust for poor performance.Barnett has been ha…
    - 6 Apr 20, 2:24pm -
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