Are Short Sellers in Trouble With The Regulators?

A Criminal Investigation Into Potentially Illegal Short-Selling Practices In December 2021, news broke that US criminal authorities have been gathering information on the symbiotic relationships between dozens of short selling hedge funds ...
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Options Straddles And Earnings Move Estimates

Equity options straddles can be used to estimate the underlying move for events captured by the respective expiration. The classic Black-Scholes model requires five input variables: the strike price of an option, the current stock price, ...
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Identifying Alternative Risk Premium Factors

Why Do We Need (New) Risk Factors? In determining a fund’s ability to generate alpha, or in evaluating a fund’s market risk, the sensitivity of the fund to risk factors is usually considered. In 2004, Fung and Hsieh proposed to measure a ...
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Are Top Hedge Funds Too Hot To Invest?

Over the past year and a half, we’ve observed that a growing number of prominent hedge funds have been amending their liquidity terms to steer investors towards longer lockup share classes and/or vehicles. While this may not a new ...
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Fund Uniqueness

How Unique Is My Investment? When making an investment decision, it is important to assess the attractiveness of a potential investment not only on its own, but also in relation to the existing portfolio. The ideal investment offers an ...
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