Archive for the ‘Risk Management’ Category

Diverging Views on PE Prospects

June 25, 2013

Difficult as it is for hedgies (more…)

JP Morgan Volatility Trade

April 4, 2013

Back in 2010, a time when the extreme gyrations of (more…)

Glass Half Full Risks

March 25, 2013

Chidem Kurdas

Systemic risks have receded, even with the mini-crisis in Cyprus (more…)

Tail Risk Strategies Questioned

August 15, 2012

Insurance against rare market calamities sounded like a great idea (more…)

Moore Looks at Bank Liquidity

July 26, 2012

Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital was among the (more…)

AQR Catastrophe Insurance Investing Shows Promise

July 24, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Storms are unrelated to stocks and bonds. So an asset (more…)

Succession Question as Icahn Raises Capital

March 13, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

One gets the sense that Carl Icahn, aged 76, is not all that interested in retiring to the golf course. (more…)

What Corzine Did to MF Global

November 17, 2011

MF Global was a futures brokerage, not a hedge fund.  Yet it went bankrupt because (more…)

MF Global Insight from Previous Bankruptcy

November 9, 2011

The largest independent commodities brokerage went under. Money was missing. Client accounts were frozen. A bunch of hedge funds were among the unsecured creditors.  It was the fourth largest bankruptcy in US history.  That was six years ago, (more…)

Can Political Risk Be Hedged?

October 11, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Financial fears dominate the stock market but another kind of danger lurks in news headlines—-like today’s story about an alleged Iranian-directed scheme to assassinate  Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US.  As George Tzanetatos sees it, political threats are too important to ignore. (more…)