Shaping Sales Incentives: Three Tips for Success Jan26

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  Written by Steven Rubenstein, President of Arrow Partners (This column appeared in FundFire on January 22, 2015) As manager distribution teams begin chipping away at 2015 goals, a key driver of success will be well-structured compensation packages. Unfortunately, many firms’ sales compensation practices are poorly designed. Strategic consultant Margolis Kass Advisors found in a… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Investors and Managers (Part Deux) Jan13

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post.   Last week I directed everyone’s post-holiday attention to making New Year’s Resolutions for investors. Now that everyone has had a week to digest those mantras, get over the soreness you inevitably felt after hitting the gym (for the first time in 12 months) diligently,… Read more »

2014: The Worst Year – Position Sizing Jan9

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By Joe Peta At Novus we’ve examined the performance of many hundreds of hedge funds and we’ve found that, by far, the most important skill to possess is the ability to size positions effectively.  That’s because unlike Exposure Management, and to a lesser degree Security Selection, the ability to size positions efficiently is the most persistent… Read more »

2014: The Worst Year – Security Selection Jan8

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By Joe Peta While funds may attempt to tactically shift their exposure to the market, it’s rarely something they pitch to investors in meetings.  Sit in on virtually any meeting between a PM and potential investors in her fund and you are certain to hear the PM extol the firm’s ability to pick stocks.  They “kick… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Investors & Managers (Part One) Jan6

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. As we enter 2015 refreshed from vacations, overstuffed with tasty victuals and perhaps even slightly hung-over, it’s time for that oh-so-hopeful tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Many of you probably resolved to spend more time with your family, eat better, exercise more, floss daily, or… Read more »