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News Worth Reading: August 21, 2015

News is vastly overrated. While often entertaining, it’s usually best at obscuring details, overwhelming readers, wasting time and prompting bad decisions. We recommend reducing your daily intake and concentrating instead on hard data and data-rich analysis. That said, there’s always great information out there if you know where to look. The following comprises our list of news worth reading from the past week.

  • Bloomberg claims that hedge funds do half as well as you think (bloomberg, ssrn)
  • We beg to differ (eqira)
  • Are most hedge funds actually passive? (ai-cio, ssrn)
  • No, they aren’t (pragcap)
  • Have hedge funds become less hedged? (valuewalk)
  • Malcolm Gladwell has a meltdown over Yale’s high fee investments (businessinsider)
  • When are hedge funds worth the fees? (cfainstitute)
  • The spread between the best and worst private equity managers is compressing (ft)
  • Funds of funds are outperforming hedge funds (ai-cio)
  • But liquid alternatives can’t keep up (preqin)
  • Some active investing approaches can beat passive strategies over a long time horizon (alphaarchitect)
  • Did we just witness the best risk-adjusted returns ever? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Yale’s private equity returns are not as high as you think they are (ft)
  • Should you even bother trying to forecast gold prices? (indexologyblog, etf)
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