Posts Tagged ‘Hedge Fund’

Top hedge fund mixes Ayn Rand, behavioral psych – Paul B. Farrell – MarketWatch

March 15, 2012

Top hedge fund mixes Ayn Rand, behavioral psych – Paul B. Farrell – MarketWatch.

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Bridgewater Associates: Be The Hyena. Attack The Wildebeest. « Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider – Financial News, Headlines, Commentary and Analysis – Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Banks

March 15, 2012

Bridgewater Associates: Be The Hyena. Attack The Wildebeest. « Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider – Financial News, Headlines, Commentary and Analysis – Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Banks.

Ray Dalio Gets His Trading Ideas From Some Sources You’d Never Imagine – Business Insider

March 15, 2012

Ray Dalio Gets His Trading Ideas From Some Sources You’d Never Imagine – Business Insider.

A secretive hedge fund legend prepares to surface – The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet

March 15, 2012

A secretive hedge fund legend prepares to surface – The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet.

ETF Alternatives to IABCX – ING Alternative Beta C Mutual Fund

March 12, 2012

ETF Alternatives to IABCX – ING Alternative Beta C Mutual Fund.

Best Multialternative Mutual Funds | US News Best Funds

March 12, 2012

Best Multialternative Mutual Funds | US News Best Funds.

Bridgewater Associates – Hedge Fund Letters

February 26, 2012

Bridgewater Associates – Hedge Fund Letters.

Info about Ray Dalio’s investment philosophy and the Risk Parity framework.

Rewards for failure – FT.com

February 21, 2012

Wow!

What this means is that many of the investors who have been paying hefty fees to top hedge fund managers would have done much better had they simply shoved all their money into risk-free short-term government securities, even though these returned just 2.3 per cent a year between 1998 and 2010.

This may come as a surprise to those who follow the published hedge fund indices, which show annual returns averaging between 7 and 8 per cent over the same period. But, as Lack explains, these deceive to flatter. That is because they do not take into account the growth in the total value of assets that hedge funds manage – a calculation known as “money weighting”. To understand how this changes the picture, consider what happened to cumulative returns when markets crashed in 2008. Because more and more people had poured money into hedge funds over the preceding decade – assets under management increased from $143bn to $2.1tn – the $450bn-odd vaporised in that single year, Lack maintains, probably “destroyed all the value that hedge funds [had] ever created”.

via Rewards for failure – FT.com.

No end soon to markets’ herd-like moves – FT.com

February 21, 2012

No end soon to markets’ herd-like moves – FT.com.

Striving for hedge fund nirvana can be illusory – FT.com

February 21, 2012

An argument made in favor of credit arbitrage.

I am beginning to wonder if credit arbitrage is nothing more than a directional bet which the article seems to suggest. Credit arb has little to do with skill and more of a knowledge issue.

Striving for hedge fund nirvana can be illusory – FT.com.