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Central banks: Hedge fund friend or foe?

Aug 12th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Equity Hedge Funds, Hedge Funds, Relative Value Hedge Funds

Are central bankers friends or foes of hedge funds and other seekers of alpha? In particular, what is the answer to this friend-or-foe question for the period since the global financial crisis a decade ago, where the central bankers with whom we are especially concerned are those at the USRead More


Formula: Information + Liquidity + Short Time Horizon = Short Sales Profits

Feb 14th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Equity Hedge Funds, Hedge Funds, Event-Driven Hedge Funds

Jaewon Choi and two other scholars recently presented a paper that offers “direct evidence about the profitability of hedge fund short trades in equities.”  What is intriguing about this paper is not only what it finds about the profitability of short trades, but its method, why its authors consider theirRead More


Alpha Hunters: The Mobile Payments Opportunity

Jun 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Private Equity, Alpha Hunters, Alpha Strategies, Venture capital

AllAboutAlpha talks to Jalak Jobanputra, MD at RTP Ventures on the mobile payments market, which is set transact over US$1 trillion by 2016.Read More


Not Just Fire Sales: Contrarian Hedge Funds Find Alpha

Apr 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Strategies, Alpha Hunters, Alpha Strategies

Although distressed“fire sales” are fewer in some periods than in others, it is true all around the business cycle that mutual fund managers face constraints related to the need “to cater to investors by investing in the hot stocks and by having a strong positive correlation between their flow and the value of the assets in which they invest,” as a new academic paper explains. Hedge funds, with their more professional investors, their deliberate opacity, and their constraints upon withdrawal, aren’t subject to those constraints. Thus, when mutual funds are constrained to follow a trend, hedge funds are in a position to be contrarians.Read More