Increasing Risk Appetite, a Rate Hike Video, and Goldman’s “Best Ideas” Nov19

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State Street Research predicts widespread increase in pension fund risk appetite and alternative allocations Over the next three years, 77 per cent of pension funds expect their appetite for investment risk to increase to enable them to meet long-term liabilities and deliver optimal value for members. That’s according to a new report from State Street,… Read more »

The Daily Intelligence Briefing: Focus On Net Neutrality Nov17

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This report is provided free each week by McAlinden Research Partners to members of Hedge Connection.   Click here for the full and extensive report (login required). Below is a snapshot. Not a member yet? Join Now.   MRP   McAlinden Research Partners  | DIBS   SITE  MAIL INFO  Daily Intelligence Briefing – November 17th, 2014 Today’s Issue Cluster: Net Neutrality  Telecoms… Read more »

$5.1 Billion in Redemptions, Cohen’s New Giacometti, and Year-End Bonuses Nov12

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Hedge funds redeemed USD5.1bn in September but outperformed S&P 500 The hedge fund industry redeemed USD5.1 billion (0.2 per cent of assets) in September, the largest outflow since December 2013 and only the second outflow this year, according to TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. “Hedge fund inflows slowed sharply in the third quarter,” says Sol Waksman, president… Read more »

Mi Alpha Pi – A Look At The Sources of Alpha Nov11

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. While at the Grosvenor Small and Emerging Managers Conference last week in Chicago, I started thinking about alpha. Despite all of the naysayers out there quick to announce the death of alpha, I would actually suggest that alpha is alive and well and living in many portfolios…. Read more »

October volatility: Is it crowded in here or is it just me? Nov7

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By Stan Altshuller Introduction Many investors have observed the slow, relentless decline of alpha generated by hedge fund managers. As the industry continues to grow, fewer unique opportunities for alpha exist. Those pockets of dislocation attract a large number of smart, driven managers focused on exploiting those opportunities. Multiple managers participating in similar trade ideas leads… Read more »