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Hedging Your Bets on Cryptocurrencies

Feb 14th, 2021 | Filed under: Emerging Asset Classes, Access to Alternatives, Featured Post, Manager Selection, Newly Added

What is the most effective proxy-hedging instrument for the Bitcoin/USD market? A recent study by Dominique Guegan, affiliated with Université Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and two other scholars tackles this question. The study reaches no definitive conclusion, except the negative one that there is no way Bitcoin can be “fully hedged becauseRead More


Risks & Rewards: The Future of Finance in Blockchain

Jan 6th, 2019 | Filed under: Data Science & AI, Emerging Asset Classes, State of the Industry, Access to Alternatives, Featured Post, Newly Added, Asset Allocation, Risk Management

A new article by Dave Dowsett and Heather Wied, both of Invesco, looks at blockchains and the way this new technology, precisely as it divorces itself from its original significance as a feature of the cryptocurrencies, is ready to transform finance. Dowsett and Wied contend that blockchain “offers the possibilityRead More


Top 5 Alpha Stories of 2018

Dec 30th, 2018 | Filed under: Emerging Asset Classes, State of the Industry, Access to Alternatives, Featured Post, Private Equity, Newly Added, Asset Allocation, Hedge Funds

Five stories stand out as the dominant stories for and about pursuers of alpha in the year just passed. There is nothing arbitrary about the list below. We admit, though, that the order in which we present them is arbitrary: that is, it is not a ranking, and it isRead More


ISSA Reports on the Crypto-Infrastructure

Dec 12th, 2018 | Filed under: Emerging Asset Classes, State of the Industry, Access to Alternatives, Featured Post, Newly Added, Asset Allocation

This has been a terrible year for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, the flagship for the asset class, peaked in the middle of December 2017 at a value of above $17,000. By the end of January this year, it was below $10,000. By September BTC had settled into a price range of $6,500.Read More


BarclayHedge Numbers Show Cryptocurrency Dive

Jul 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Emerging Asset Classes, State of the Industry, Access to Alternatives, Featured Post, Newly Added, Asset Allocation, Hedge Funds, Commodities & Natural Resources

BarclayHedge says that its flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index shows a 0.05% loss in June, and a 2% loss year to date. More remarkably, the flash estimate shows a 16.23% drop in June and a 45.43% drop YTD for the CryptoCurrency Traders Index. The founder and president ofRead More