correlations

Hedge Funds

Dynamic asset allocation at AMP and SSgA

The ability of dynamic asset allocation to enhance return and reduce risk in volatile markets was questioned at our most recent Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney. Nader Naeimi, head of dynamic asset allocation at AMP Capital, and Mark Wills, head of investment solutions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), both described their […]
Hedge Funds

Infrastructure allocations below 3 per cent “meaningless”

While infrastructure as an asset class has been embraced by pension funds in Europe and Australia alike, in the US it is still a nascent concept. The difference is largely down to a lack of privatisation in the US, where infrastructure historically has been provided by local and state government. In North America, funds such […]
Hedge Funds

Infrastructure allocations below 3 per cent “meaningless”

While infrastructure as an asset class has been embraced by pension funds in Europe and Australia alike, in the US it is still a nascent concept. The difference is largely down to a lack of privatisation in the US, where infrastructure historically has been provided by local and state government. In North America, funds such […]
Hedge Funds

The case for hedge fund betas: lessons learned about correlations

US-based quant shop AQR Capital has helped pioneer the notion of hedge fund beta as an investable product. With first-year performance numbers now in, GREG BRIGHT spoke with the firm’s managing and founding principal, Cliff Asness. Cliff Asness has been talking about hedge fund beta for some years. He wrote a paper about it, with […]
Hedge Funds

The case for hedge fund betas: lessons learned about correlations

US-based quant shop AQR Capital has helped pioneer the notion of hedge fund beta as an investable product. With first-year performance numbers now in, GREG BRIGHT spoke with the firm’s managing and founding principal, Cliff Asness. Cliff Asness has been talking about hedge fund beta for some years. He wrote a paper about it, with […]
Administration

Smaller hedge fund industry more attractive for investors

The third annual Absolute Returns Funds conference for super funds, produced by Investment & Technology, canvassed a range of issues faced by super funds in assessing alternative investments. GREG BRIGHT and MICHAEL BAILEY report. Absolute returns strategies using alternative investments are far from dead post-crisis, it would seem, although their use in both asset allocation […]
Administration

Smaller hedge fund industry more attractive for investors

The third annual Absolute Returns Funds conference for super funds, produced by Investment & Technology, canvassed a range of issues faced by super funds in assessing alternative investments. GREG BRIGHT and MICHAEL BAILEY report. Absolute returns strategies using alternative investments are far from dead post-crisis, it would seem, although their use in both asset allocation […]
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