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Hedge Funds Arms Race for Alpha

It is no secret that the vast majority of investors, including hedge funds managers, have underperformed market indices over time. However, some managers have...

Why It Is Essential to Have a Sound Risk Management Strategy...

Every exchange of value-bearing goods presents a degree of risk to both parties. One of them might attempt to deceive the other by presenting...

Interview with Paolo Sironi, IBM, Innovating Wealth, Risk and Investment Analytics

HedgeThink and Intelligenthq.com are proud to present an inspiring and profound video interview with Paolo Sironi - a thought leader, author, academic, technologist, IBMer...

How risky is investing in a time of Climate Change Part...

Climate Change implications for various Assets and IndustriesIn light of ongoing changes towards the policies and regulations on climate change, every investor should be...

Creating a Personal Risk Management Plan

Creating a personal risk management plan with regard to investment helps you understand better what you are prepared to do and the extent of...

Killing The Black Swan: A Look At Risk Management

 The risks that impact any market extend across a continuum from extremely low impact and extremely high risk, like the rain, to extremely high...

Should Advisers Recommend Alternative Investments?

This is one of the biggest questions that haunt many advisers. Should they risk introducing their clients to alternative investing? However, before they can...

How Clients Should Invest in Alternatives

Due to the extensive alternative trading options available in the market, there are always so many options one can choose from. Whether it is...

Market Neutrality Principle in Hedge Fund Strategy

What Is The Principle of Market Neutrality?Market Neutrality is another Hedge Fund Strategy that has been developed with one goal in mind, i.e. to...

Six Agencies Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

Six federal agencies have approved the final rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The rule is an implementation...

Funds of Hedge Funds Defined

So far, we have discussed the various strategies that Hedge Funds use to earn profits and operate in a financial market. The main purpose...

Enhanced Investor Protection? It’s In The Cards

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a regulatory notice requesting comment on a proposed rule to implement the Comprehensive Automated Risk Data...

Equity Long-Short Defined

Equity Long-Short Defined Understanding the financial and investment market requires some knowledge of basic principles of buying and selling securities. There are a number of...

Low Interest Rates Yielding Higher Risk-Taking

Ignoring risk — the diametric opposite of what the past six years were supposed to have taught investors by way of strict regulation, high-priced...

Distressed Securities Defined

The very nature of Hedge funds and their investments is risky and speculative. Among the many long and short term securities that investors put...

Total Value of U.S Hedge Funds? $1.4 Trillion Dollars

As of the second quarter of 2014, there were 10, 844 hedge funds operating worldwide with over 8,000 of them located in the United...

Roadmap to Hedge Funds – Part 2 Value Proposition

Value Proposition of Hedge Funds In order to succeed in the modern world of finance, adaptability is the key. The same is the case with...

Volcker Rule, Risk-taking and Compliance as New Future

On December 10, 2013, five U.S. agencies jointly issued the Volcker Rule, a rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act (“Dodd-Frank”) to...

The History of Funds and Hedge Funds – Part 4 The...

Hedge funds are similar to mutual funds in certain ways, but they also tend to differ greatly when it comes to certain things. They...

Implementing an Effective Compliance Program

Introduction As an integral part of an overall internal risk management procedure, your compliance program should at a minimum:identify the regulatory risks affecting your company, determine...

Top Hedge Fund Books and e-Books – Part 7

In this episode of our ongoing series on the top hedge fund books, we take a look at six books that are directly about...

Top Hedge Fund Books and e-Books – Part 2

It's never a great idea to invest in the markets - even through managed investment vehicles - without taking the time to learn plenty...
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