Archive for the ‘ETF’ Category

Peltz Continues Legg Mason Saga

September 10, 2015

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Nelson Peltz has been a large investor in asset manager Legg Mason (more…)

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Chanos Goes for Chinese Large Caps

November 17, 2014

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Renowned short seller James Chanos has been famously bearish on China for several years. (more…)

Bond ETFs Hold Up Amid Volatility

October 24, 2014

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Recent big ups and downs (more…)

Carlyle Quants in Bridgewater Bailiwick

July 9, 2014

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Risk-parity investing is not a household term. At least, not yet. (more…)

Are ETFs the New Futures?

June 18, 2014

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Exchange-traded funds are becoming a favorite instrument for bond (more…)

Other Side of Yale Model: ETFs

February 12, 2014

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The investment approach associated (more…)

Blackstone Solves Retail Riddle, Maybe

November 7, 2013

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Dreams of selling alternative investments to the mass market (more…)

ETF Flows Boost Bond Strategy

May 22, 2013

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As yield-seekers increasingly took refuge in junk bonds, money flowed to index funds in this asset class, in particular exchange-traded index funds. This has been a boon for hedge funds (more…)

Quant Traders’ Contrarian Bullish Bets

November 14, 2012

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Quantitative models sometimes come up with trades that go against the flow. Case in point: bullish bets on (more…)

Fighting the Grinch in Commodities Roll

May 24, 2012

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Most of the money going into commodities goes to index investments. These suffer from a perennial problem regardless of what’s happening in markets for commodities, known as the negative roll yield. Investors can lose money even when the basket of commodities the index represents gain value. Commodity hedge fund people will tell you that to escape this horror you should give the money to them – for a higher fee, of course – instead of putting it on an index. (more…)