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News Worth Reading: November 11, 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

  • There is now more money invested in ETFs than in hedge funds (ft)
  • High frequency trader Teza is converting itself into a quant hedge fund (ft)
  • What are the most popular programming languages at hedge funds? (efinancialcareers)


  • It’s nearly impossible to outperform without also occasionally underperforming (thinknewfound)
  • Interesting information isn’t necessarily useful (pensionpartners)


  • CalPERS has reduced its private equity portfolio by almost $10 billion in the last 4 years (pionline)
  • Yale, and the other endowments most like it, outperformed in FY 2016 (institutionalinvestor)
  • CalSTRS spent roughly $1.5 billion to manage its portfolio in 2015 (pionline)


  • Hedge funds detect overpriced growth stocks much more rapidly than other investors (ssrn)
  • Hedge funds that manage political risk well tend to outperform in the future (ssrn)

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