The Daily Shot 8/19/16: Global Macro Currents Aug19

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Greetings,  1. We begin with emerging markets where foreign funds continue the chase for yield. Here is Taiwan’s 10yr government bond (63bp). Dollar-denominated emerging markets bonds are outperforming US HY bonds and the S&P 500 year-to-date as EM debt ETFs’ shares outstanding continue to climb. Source: Ycharts.com 2. Mainland China and Hong Kong property price divergence

The Daily Shot 8/12/16: Global Macro Currents Aug12

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Greetings, 1. Let’s begin with emerging markets where Egypt will receive a $12 billion bailout from the IMF (over several installments – see story). The F/X markets are still betting on a significant devaluation – nearly 30% over the next year. Chart shows rate on a 12-month USD/EGP FX forward 2. Bloomberg points out that

A Certified Value – 5 Reasons Emerging Managers Are Worth A Look Aug11

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Beware the industry naysayers who proclaim hedge funds aren’t worth their salt/fees/risk/terms/etc. Sweeping generalizations may make good headlines, but they are invariably proven false by the minority that refutes them through action/statements/results/etc. Investors who take the time and effort to look under the ‘hedge fund hood’ can find real value among emerging managers who traverse the less-traveled paths of finance. Let’s take a look at five reasons why smaller managers deserve examination by investors seeking a different perspective and outcome in alternatives

Tech Update: Cybersecurity, Ransomeware and Disaster Recovery Aug11

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Having the proper disaster recovery systems in place help firms remain resilient in the wake of technology disruptions such as a security breaches, natural disasters or other system outages. At risk is not only the firm’s reputation and productivity, but also incalculable amounts of money that could be lost if a firm is not able to access their market data. In this video, cybersecurity leaders from ACE IT Solutions and Datto explain how to achieve real business continuity