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Morgan Stanley Investment Management

From corporate website:  Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s alternative investment offerings span a wide range of disciplines, including hedge funds and funds of funds; absolute return strategies; real estate; senior loans; structured products; and private equity, which encompasses direct investments, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and infrastructure

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Taleb: What Size Tail Does the Smart Money Bet On?

January 28th, 2020 | Filed under: Featured Post, Financial Economics Theory, Newly Added, Risk management, Behavioral finance, The A.I. Industry, Risk Management Strategies & Processes, Machine Learning, Finance & Economics, Other Topics in A.I.

Statistician/philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb critiques “behavioral” economics and finance as he looks at the differences between “binary forecasts” and “real world payoffs,” in a recent paper for the International Journal of Forecasting. Much of the argument will be familiar to those who have some acquaintance with Taleb’s work as itRead More



Opportunities Emerge in Emerging Markets Debt

January 5th, 2020 | Filed under: Featured Post, Currencies, Newly Added, The Global Economy & Currencies, Emerging markets, Business News, Economics, The A.I. Industry, Macroeconomics

A new year ushers in new opportunities and 2020 is no different in that respect. Emerging markets debt is one such opportunity, according to the global fixed-income team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In its new report, MSIM sees “attractive opportunities in countries displaying disinflationary or stable inflation dynamics andRead More



Oak-and-Tree and Larry Grows… 

March 25th, 2019 | Filed under: Newly Added, Risk management, What about beta?, Guest Posts, Risk Management Strategies & Processes, Allocating to A.I.

By Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association The adaptation to this week’s title harkens back to late 19th century Scotland where this was a play song more popularly known as “Oats and Beans and Barley Grow.” It was a song of action in a time and a place—where most of the wakingRead More



Eurekahedge: A Rough Time for the European Mandate Funds

December 25th, 2018 | Filed under: Featured Post, Hedge Fund Strategies, Equity Hedge Funds, Newly Added, Event-Driven Hedge Funds, The A.I. Industry, Macro and Managed Futures Funds, Hedge Funds, Relative Value Hedge Funds

European hedge fund managers continue to suffer from the uncertainties of the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the EU. The latest report from Eurekahedge says that European hedge funds have posted losses in eight of the first eleven months of 2018. They haven’t been in the positive numbers since July,Read More