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News Worth Reading: August 19, 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

  • Why investors are, in theory, better off with smaller hedge funds (mrzepczynski)
  • There are at least 8 distinct strategies pursued by managed futures funds (mrzepczynski)
  • A NEPC survey shows pensions and endowments have been slashing their hedge fund exposure (yahoo)
  • Small hedge funds are outperforming large hedge funds year-to-date (preqin)
  • A profile of the whistle-blower that brought down Visium (bloomberg)
  • A look at the personality testing Bridgewater conducts on interviewees (businessinsider)

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News Worth Reading: August 12, 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

  • Barclays says supersized hedge funds are causing the industry as a whole to underperform (bloomberg)
  • Over the last several years growth in hedge fund assets has substantially outpaced returns (hedgeweek)
  • Reuters expects the number of active hedge funds to shrink for the first time since 2009 (reuters)

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News Worth Reading: August 5, 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

  • Institutional investors aren’t using hedge funds as effectively as they could be (econompicdata)
  • The Harvard Endowment intends to rely more heavily on external managers (bloomberg)
  • Jack Meyer’s Convexity, which spun out of the Harvard Endowment, is bleeding assets (bloomberg)

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News Worth Reading: July 29, 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

  • Institutional investors with larger private investment allocations have outperformed (finalternatives)
  • If an investment seems too good to be true, it probably is (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Steve Cohen is betting on quants (efinancialnews)
  • With Brexit gains now long gone, Crispin Odey’s flagship is down 30% for the year (efinancialnews)

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News Worth Reading: July 22, 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

  • Managed futures vs. multi-strategy funds for portfolio diversification (advisorperspectives)
  • Hedge funds are trying to become more transparent (ft)
  • Small, young hedge funds are better than large funds at timing factor exposures (ssrn)
  • Investors are abandoning funds of funds (bloomberg)
  • Citadel hired 17 portfolio managers from the now defunct Visium Asset Management (efinancialnews)

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News Worth Reading: July 15, 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 fund managers think that crowding is the primary reason for poor performance (bloomberg)
  • 84% of surveyed allocators have redeemed a hedge fund investment this year (bloomberg)
  • Renaissance wants to use atomic clocks to beat high frequency traders (bloomberg)

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News Worth Reading: July 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

  • We’re probably not going to witness a post-Brexit mass exodus of hedge funds from the UK (reuters)
  • More hedge funds expect Brexit to benefit their portfolios than hurt (finalternatives)
  • The Osaka Exchange’s CEO calls for increased transparency around high frequency trading (bloomberg)
  • Bridgewater’s Pure Alpha is taking it on the chin (efinancialnews)

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News Worth Reading: July 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

  • Selecting funds by filtering and screening is hurting your portfolio’s performance (thinknewfound)
  • Three questions to ask before investing in a hedge fund (charlessizemore)
  • Investors are pulling assets AND talent from funds of funds (ai-cio)

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News Worth Reading: June 24, 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

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News Worth Reading: June 10, 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

  • Institutional investors have unrealistic expectations for hedge fund returns (mebfaber)
  • Investors have been flocking to CTAs, even as hedge funds experience outflows (preqin)
  • Macro returns had varied widely by asset class and style (hvst)
  • Inside an options-based scheme to artificially inflate performance fees (macro-ops)
  • Mutual funds run by hedge fund managers underperform their peers (stltoday)
  • Citi reviews hedge fund performance in April (dailyalts)
  • Activist investors are targeting REITs (nytimes)
  • AMG is on a hedge fund buying spree (bloomberg)
  • Quantopian’s crowdsourced hedge fund is ramping up (ft)
  • An update on the shipping cargo quant fund, CargoMetrics (ft)

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