Merger Arbitrage: A Turning Point For Managers?

Merger Arbitrage has had multiple challenges during the first half of the year, leading to disappointing performance from many hedge funds in this space, but we now believe that spread widening has priced in much of the risk, and therefore ...
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Industry Spotlight: Capital Fund Management (CFM)

Dr. Philip Seager is the Head of Portfolio Management for Capital Fund Management (CFM). We discuss his thoughts on salient characteristics of quantitative strategies Is Alternative Data the new trend after Big Data? What is Alternative ...
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Finding the Sweet Spot for Long Biased Hedge Fund Investing

What is the optimal market exposure for a portfolio of hedge funds? The answer to this question directly depends on an investor’s risk appetite and the role the hedge fund portfolio should play within their broader allocation. Yet, it is ...
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Is it Duration Time?

The Historic Context The U.S. Treasury yield curve hit its deepest inversion in July since Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's high inflation era. The inversion illustrates financial market fears that a continued Fed hiking cycle sends the United ...
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Is Technical Analysis Extinct?

What is Technical Analysis? Technical analysis aims to predict future market direction and trends based on past prices. Support and resistance are two key concepts among a vast array of technical indicators. On a chart, support is where ...
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QIS: A Liquid Alternative to Multi-Manager Hedge Funds?

Multi-manager hedge funds have offered very attractive returns at relatively low risk levels over the past few years. As a result, they have captured the attention of numerous investors, leading to an ongoing influx of assets under ...
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Industry Spotlight: Man AHL

Mr. Russell Korgaonkar is Chief Investment Officer of Man AHL, with overall responsibility for investment and research. We discuss his thoughts on China focused systematic trading strategies. What are the unique opportunities for China ...
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Beyond The AI Hype

AI is a vast multidisciplinary that seeks to develop computer systems capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language, recognizing images, making decisions, and learning from ...
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Industry Spotlight: a renowned quant speaks on data science and investing

Dr. Joseph Simonian is a data scientist and co-editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science. He shares his thoughts on the impact of data science, causal networks, and reinforcement learning on the investment process. How is data ...
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The Secret Sauce to Source Multi-Manager Funds

Multi-manager funds have recently experienced remarkable growth in terms of asset acquisition. The rationale behind investors increasingly allocating their hedge fund investments towards these funds is understandable; they consistently ...
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