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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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CyberSecurity

Fund managers now face increasingly complicated task of securing financial data, investor information, intellectual property, and trade secrets from getting compromised or breached. Restricting the use of USB ports on desktops and laptops for business purposes is indeed a step forward, yet it is only a baby step. With new Data Loss Prevention (“DLP”) tools promising the technological sophistication, there are still many risk controls that need to be carved in stone in order to comply with regulatory and investor demands. This guide is intended to help fund managers prioritize their efforts for data-centric diligence by gaining practical understanding of the DLP concept and emerging DLP technologies

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As the splashy spectacle that was the Rio Olympics slowly recedes into memory, the event can be looked at through an analytic lens. The BBC published a fascinating article: Why do swimmers break more records than runners? And who knew this was even the case?! Those who are schooled in analysis (that includes you, discerning reader!) may ask: what are the conditions that propel this phenomenon of outperformance? It turns out, that there are four factors, three of which are

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