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361 Capital Signs Up Analytic Investors for Global Long-Short Fund

361 Capital Signs Up Analytic Investors for Global Long-Short Fund

As the hedge fund world slowly digests the recent news that the largest pension plan in the U.S., the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), has decided to liquidate its $4 billion of hedge fund investments, we continue to ... [read more]

People on the Move Highland Capital, Hatteras, Putnam, Nuveen

People on the Move: Highland Capital, Hatteras, Putnam, Nuveen

In this edition of People on the Move: Nuveen Asset Management's Walter French Announces Retirement Jonathan Birtwell Joins Seeyond Multi-Asset Allocation Fund Highland Capital Management Hires New Credit Trader to Support Expanded ... [read more]

Marketfield Michael Shaoul

Video: Marketfield’s Shaoul on Managing a Flexible Mandate

In this video, Marketfield Asset Management CEO Michael Shaoul explains that he didn’t originally set out to create a “liquid alts” product, he just wanted the flexibility to go short. At any given time, Shaoul says, potential investments ... [read more]

Dreyfus Launches Three Funds Offering Strategic Beta Exposure

Dreyfus Launches Three Funds Offering Strategic Beta Exposure

“Smart beta” is one of the top buzzwords of 2014, as a number of ETF and mutual fund products boasting “smart” or “strategic” beta features have come to market this year. Such strategies are typically designed to have a lower correlation to ... [read more]

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COMMENTARY

Weekend Reading Alts Education, Rubik's Cube, Risk and Reward

Weekend Reading: Alts Education, Rubik’s Cube, Risk and Reward

While liquid alternatives are growing, and being used by individual investors, advisors, family offices and institutional ... [read more]

361 Capital Currency markets get cleated...

361 Capital: Currency markets get cleated…

It was an amazing week for currency markets with the European Central Bank's (ECB) announcement of a surprise rate cut and a ... [read more]

Weekend Reading Hedge Fund Growth, Misconceptions and Lessons

Weekend Reading: Hedge Funds, Misconceptions and Lessons

I am periodically struck by the polar views of different hedge fund industry outlooks. Take for example the first article ... [read more]

RESEARCH

Pioneer Makes Case for Liquid Alts in ‘Core’ Fixed-Income Holdings

Pioneer Makes Case for Liquid Alts in ‘Core’ Fixed-Income Holdings

The traditional view of investment diversification calls for a portfolio of 25 to 30 stocks from a wide variety of ... [read more]

Making the Dual Case for Long-Short Equity

Making the Dual Case for Long-Short Equity

Portfolio strategist Paul Cook says that real returns on fixed-income investments are likely to be very low or even negative, ... [read more]

Towers Watson Has an Alternative View of Alpha and Beta

Towers Watson Has an Alternative View of Alpha and Beta

Prior to the widespread adoption of modern portfolio theory, investment performance was typically credited to either skill or ... [read more]

VIDEOS

Marketfield Michael Shaoul

Video: Marketfield’s Shaoul on Managing a Flexible Mandate

In this video, Marketfield Asset Management CEO Michael Shaoul explains that he didn’t originally set out to create a “liquid alts” product, he just wanted the flexibility to go short. At any given time, Shaoul says, potential investments can be divided into three broad ... [read more]

Altegris Dick Pfister and Burl East

Video: Altegris on Investing in REITs, Long/Short Style

While there are many long-only real estate focused funds, there are few that take a long/short approach to investing in REITs. One that does is the Altegris/AACA Real Estate Long Short Fund (RAAAX), and that fund is managed by the CEO of American Assets Capital Advisors, Burl ... [read more]

Luciano Siracusano, Chief Investment Strategist for WisdomTree

Video: Smart Beta Discussion with WisdomTree’s Siracusano

The idea behind smart beta strategies, also known as "Strategic Beta" or "Alternative Beta," is to weight the securities in an indexed portfolio in a method other than one based on the market capitalization of individual securities. In this video, Gregg Greenberg of TheStreet ... [read more]