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Desire for upside, fear of downside: Can alternatives help?

Investors face high return hurdles in a low-return environment. Many are also concerned about market uncertainty and volatility. We offer insights on how alternatives, appropriately designed, may help with both these challenges.

 
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The renewed case for absolute return fixed income: From challenges to...

Authors: Chris Perret, CFA, ...

Absolute return fixed income strategies, designed to be opportunistic and capable of performing in both up and down markets, gained the attention and support of investors after the global financial crisis....

File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates, Fixed income strategies for today — and tomorrow, Desire for upside, fear of downside: Can alternatives help?

 
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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: Desire for upside, fear of downside: Can alternatives help?, Preparing for reflation and rising rates

 
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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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The systematic pursuit of absolute return

Author: Don Tunnell

Investors are wrestling with high uncertainty and low expected market returns. In this interview, Don Tunnell, co-director of the Quantitative Investment Group, explains how he and other members of the team...

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