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We begin with the Eurozone where, as many economists had expected, the ECB did not change its policy. The central bank downplayed the impact of Brexit, which is projected to hit Germany the most. Draghi suggested that the EMU governments should step up efforts to boost growth, in effect acknowledging that the ECB has done all it can (for now)

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Alternatives have big shoes to fill in most portfolios: they are often intended to both enhance return and reduce risk. The promise that hedge funds and other alternatives can meet this ambitious goal is responsible in large part for their tremendous growth in recent years. However, judging from published data and anecdotal evidence, many investors have been disappointed on both measures as returns have dropped and correlations with traditional investments have risen

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It’s often quite amusing to me to chat with friends and associates outside of the investment industry about the investment industry. The vision that many folks have about the typical hedge funders’ day-to-day existence is one part conspiracy theory, two parts lies and debauchery and a final part douchebaggery. So, to help clear up some of

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Greetings, Please note that the next Daily Shot will come out on Tuesday, September 6th. 1. We begin with emerging markets where Nigeria has finally released its Q2 economic figures. Some suggest that the delay was related to John Kerry’s visit. Perhaps. Here is the quarterly GDP. Nigeria’s employment situation has worsened as payrolls fell while

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