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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 […]
Hedge Funds

Who are you calling tubby?

When someone is nervous about having to speak in front of lots of people, they are often told to imagine their audience naked. The theory goes that if the crowd looks ridiculous in your mind’s eye, you’ll feel less ridiculous yourself. In a similar spirit, Unbalanced presents a tool for funds managers who are jittery […]
Hedge Funds

Who are you calling tubby?

When someone is nervous about having to speak in front of lots of people, they are often told to imagine their audience naked. The theory goes that if the crowd looks ridiculous in your mind’s eye, you’ll feel less ridiculous yourself. In a similar spirit, Unbalanced presents a tool for funds managers who are jittery […]