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Silos, flesh wounds, the “disintermediation” of poultry, and a call to action

June 4th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Alternative Beta & Hedge Fund Replication, Fees

Experts ranging from LBS's Narayan Naik to Stanford's Myron Scholes weighed-in on everything from organizational silos to economic first aid in London today.Read More

Skeptics to hedge fund managers: Your alpha has been faked!

April 3rd, 2008 | Filed under: CAPM / Alpha Theory, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Fees

There's a debate brewing in the hedge fund community right now over an academic paper on hedge fund alpha. Here's what you need to know.Read More

Chalk another one up for the Transatlantic Trio

March 19th, 2008 | Filed under: Alternative Beta & Hedge Fund Replication

State Street's recent win of a $200 million hedge fund replication mandate is notable both due to its size and due to its intellectual inspiration.Read More

Alpha-centric Newsreel

March 14th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, AAA Newsreels, Alternative Beta & Hedge Fund Replication, 130/30

Here is a sample of the news stories we didn’t get a chance to explore in detail this week.  As usual, all of them can be found on the Alpha-ticker above or in the news items section of (free registration may be required for a few of these). MorganRead More

This week’s Economist successfully nails blancmange to the wall

February 17th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

A great piece in this week's Economist echoes many of the themes at which we've been hammering away for the past year.Read More