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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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Equity long/short funds: Are the good times gone or does skill still matter?

Author: Matthew Scales, CFA

Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the world has been awash in liquidity. The prolonged and unprecedented use of monetary stimulus has stabilized growth, returned major developed markets to full...

File under: New paths for alternative investing, Preparing for reflation and rising rates

 
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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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