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News Worth Reading: April 1, 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

  • Hedge funds make markets more efficient (etf)
  • Here are the strategies where fund of funds managers are looking to put money to work (preqin)

Factor Investing

  • There are many ways to define value and growth, and the differences matter (thinknewfound)
  • Smart beta strategy returns have been 30%-71% below expectations (dailyalts)


  • It’s important to consider active management fees relative to active risk (alphaarchitect)
  • Why you should ignore expert forecasts (gestaltu)
  • Alternative mutual funds are at risk of increased SEC regulation (wsj)
  • Venture capital has hit a rough patch (institutionalinvestor)
  • Blackrock and PIMCO are recommending inflation hedges (bloomberg)


  • Financial markets prediction using deep neural networks (ssrn)
  • On second look, Google search results might not be that useful for investing after all (ssrn)
  • A four factor model for benchmarking CTAs (ssrn)

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