Archive for the ‘Managers’ Category

Chanos Long on Marlboro Man

January 26, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

Who can live on short selling alone? Not even (more…)

Unusual Quant Strategy Attracts Capital

October 29, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

New hedge fund businesses have always faced daunting odds. Today it is even harder for them to succeed, squeezed as they are between financial markets that no longer seem to offer profit opportunities and investors who are afraid to commit their money.  (more…)


Persuasion versus Trading

March 17, 2015

Two distinct skill sets or abilities get confused (more…)

Research Misleads in Bubble

February 25, 2015

On a hedge fund’s short selling (more…)

A Test that Few Pass …

February 11, 2015

Sounds like many new managers are having a hard time. (more…)

Yield Conundrum vs. Oaktree Track Record

January 28, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

This may not seem like the best of times to launch a junk bond fund. (more…)

Trends Come Back to Surprise Investors

January 22, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

It’s a common pattern. No sooner than a view (more…)

Low Cost Winton Challenge

October 30, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

London-based quantitative manager (more…)

Do Funds Improve Corporate Behavior? AQR vs. Lobbying Payments & Executive Pay

September 24, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Rough-and-tumble activist managers often take the (more…)

Battling Dispersion Blues

August 11, 2014

A shorthand like “hedge fund” (more…)