Former Lehman Traders Look to CRE

July 23, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Could it be that commercial real estate presents Read the rest of this entry »

Risky Assets H1 Top Performer

July 16, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

It seems the riskier, the better Read the rest of this entry »

Carlyle Quants in Bridgewater Bailiwick

July 9, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Risk-parity investing is not a household term. At least, not yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Treasury Bonds and Abigail Adams

July 3, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

When Alexander Hamilton, George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury, proposed the Bank of the United States, his plan was at least as controversial as the 2008 bank bailouts some 220 years later. Read the rest of this entry »

Alternative Credit Goes Mainstream; BlackRock and Blackstone Compete

June 25, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

A long-time investment consultant to pensions and more recently sovereign wealth Read the rest of this entry »

Are ETFs the New Futures?

June 18, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Exchange-traded funds are becoming a favorite instrument for bond Read the rest of this entry »

China Investing: Local or Foreign Manager?

June 11, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Although China, the world’s growth Read the rest of this entry »

Battling Dispersion Blues

June 5, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

A shorthand like “hedge fund” is just a convenient catchall Read the rest of this entry »

M and A After Deals Fail

June 3, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Two ambitious merger & acquisition attempts Read the rest of this entry »

Bridgewater Alpha Fulfills Promise, Somewhat

May 28, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Bridgewater Associates’ Pure Alpha, probably the world’s largest single hedge fund, Read the rest of this entry »


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