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News Worth Reading: January 8, 2016

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.

Hedge Funds

  • Where hedge funds won and lost in 2015 (eqira)
  • 10 hedge fund industry trends for 2016 (finalternatives)
  • Nevsky Capital closes shop, alleges that macro data is no longer credible (businessinsider)
  • Peter Muller of PDT Partners is crushing it (forbes)
  • Soros Fund Management has a new CIO (efinancialnews)


  • Google wants to be a major player in financial services (ft)
  • Understanding last year’s MLP implosion (sl-advisors)
  • The high cost of tail protection (thinknewfound)
  • Investors have not been well compensated for bearing credit risk (etf)
  • Every VIX exchange-traded product lost money in 2015 (vixandmore)
  • Using random portfolios to benchmark equity managers (predictivealpha)


  • Incorporating seasonality intro trend following strategies (ssrn)

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