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Whether you are a first-time author of a press release or seasoned professional, it’s easy to get so carried away as excitement builds over a promotional opportunity that we may easily forget to take a step back and consider the need for a reality check. Before rushing into a PR campaign or crafting a single news announcement on behalf of a hedge fund, asset allocator or service provider to the alternative investment community, consider a rundown or checklist of communication tips and traps highlighted below

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Greetings,  Let’s start with the Eurozone. The latest ECB minutes point to the central bank’s frustration with the currency bloc’s governments’ inaction. The Governing Council is effectively saying: “We are hitting a wall here – it’s time for the Eurozone governments to step up.”  Labor reforms are especially important in this environment in order to support

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We expect oil to hit an inflection point around 3Q16, when inventory drawdowns push the market to consider forward-looking, half-cycle costs of production (above $60/bbl). Lacking a regulator with spare capacity, the lagged effects on supply from unprecedented capex cuts will drive prices much higher by the end of the decade. Here we build upon our analysis from September 2015, Breaking Point: Capitalizing an Oil Glut, and its Consequences to discuss the market tightness exacerbated by increasingly frequent supply disruptions and characterize an investment that combines low-cost base value with leverage to rising prices.

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