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New paths for alternative investing

In a low-return environment for stock and bond markets, investment strategies that offer returns uncorrelated to market direction are attracting much attention. Drawing from our decades-long experience as an alternatives manager, we offer ideas for investors seeking new ways to enhance returns; improve diversification; and hedge against macro, market, and inflation risks.

 
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Dec 2016
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ALTA: Understanding the role of fundamental alpha

Authors: Brian Henze, ...

In this podcast, we provide a detailed look at fundamental alpha, ALTA’s third building block. Specifically, we cover three questions: 1) What is fundamental alpha? 2) What sources of alpha does ALTA try...

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Sep 2016
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ALTA: Understanding the role of traditional beta

Authors: Nathan Ritsko, ...

In this podcast, we provide a detailed look at traditional beta, ALTA’s second building block. Specifically, we cover three questions: 1) What are traditional betas? 2) Which ones does ALTA try to...

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The hedge fund headache and the core alts cure

Author: Adam Berger, CFA

We propose a new framework for alternatives that encompasses conventional hedge funds while broadening the opportunity set to include “core alternatives” — strategies that use the same return...

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Aug 2016
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ALTA: Understanding the role of alternative risk premia

Authors: Brian Henze, ...

In this podcast, we address three questions about alternative risk premia, ALTA’s largest building block: 1) What are alternative risk premia? 2) Which of those premia does ALTA try to capture? 3) What...

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