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 »

Hedged News: Funds Tweeting, A G.O.P. Party, And The New Bond King Nov5

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SEC asked to Strengthen Hedge Fund Advertising Rules Increasing numbers of hedge funds are tweeting and establishing websites. A little more than a year after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowed private investment funds to advertise, the agency is being asked to strengthen its rules regarding solicitations. In a letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary… Read more »

Q4 Report – Alternative UCITS Barometer From ML Capital Nov4

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The Barometer is a quarterly report provided to Hedge Connection by John Lowry, Managing Director at ML Capital, a leading global investment firm. The report is designed to help investment professionals identify key moves regarding demand across the various Alternative UCITS strategies. Respondents range across insurance, pension funds and the growing number of financial advisers allocating increasing client assets to… Read more »

Featured Thought Piece: Why Flawed Sales Goals Can Sabotage A Manager Oct30

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One of the most important issues that managers face is projecting from where the firm’s revenues will come next year and beyond, and then establishing specific goals to motivate their sales force to achieve those business objectives. While that approach makes sense, far too many managers set themselves up for failure by setting improper, unrealistic… Read more »