Opinion

“Big Trade Hunting”- A well-worn, but dangerous path in macro investing

By Ilya Figelman, Senior Vice President at Acadian Asset Management.


The madness of the masses and wisdom of the crowd

A group of hedge funds hasn’t been this bearish since the lead up to the financial crisis. Prudent investors may want to pay attention to the track record of this small crowd. By K.C. Hamann

Quant: The Old New Thing

By Michal Dziegielewski, Director of Investment Research, FQS Capital Partners.



Fund administrator oversight and governance: a new approach to shadow accounting

By Samer Ojjeh, Principal, Financial Services Organization, Ernst & Young LLP.


Buzzing about bitcoin

Whitney Partners Alexis DuFresne explores the nascent world of cryptocurrency investing in conversation with managers involved in the sector.


Buzzing about bitcoin – Ellington’s Rasheed Sabar believes bitcoin offers short-term and event-driven alpha opportunities

Ellington’s head of quantitative strategies discusses the opportunity set in trading bitcoin and why its attractive as an asset class.


Buzzing about bitcoin – Green Key’s Vranos views inability to hedge exposure as significant hurdle for bitcoin

The founder and CEO of Green Key Partners shares his views on the outlook for cryptocurrency.


Quantamentals Are the Future of Finance. Here’s Why

By Evan Schnidman, founder and CEO, Prattle.


Sponsored – Technology Today in Hedge Fund Treasury and Exposure Management

NEX Optimisation executives provide their views on the current state of the industry, trends and new entrants into the marketplace set to affect the industry within the next three-to-five years.


Teva: The Next Valeant, Or Worse?

Guest post authored by Ori Hershkovitz, founder and chief investment officer at Nexthera Capital.


Five key issues facing the global industry

AIMA chairman Simon Lorne addresses key issues facing the industry and how the Association is working to address them.


Hedge funds must embrace strategic partnerships to survive

Managers to focus on core investment activities to differentiate themselves.


Spurious Correlations: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Man Numeric President and CEO explores the issue of behavioral biases common in data analysis and argues that quant investors should not reject qualitative thought entirely.




Short-Sighted on Short-Selling: Not So ‘Icky’ After All

Critics of short-sellers who ask why they can’t “just cut it out” are missing the point.


Why investors should pay more attention to treasury management practices

Investors should include treasury function as a routine, mandatory part of ODD reviews or risk facing a range of unintended consequences.


5 Pitfalls of Machine Learning Trading Strategies

While many asset management firms recognize the importance of machine learning capabilities, when it comes to the actual application of these techniques, some fall short.


Beyond the investments: Key considerations in the valuation of alternative asset managers

The value of the fund management entity poses a series of questions and complexities few are equipped to tackle.


A bull market top under Donald Trump?

"We elected The Apprentice, not David Copperfield."