A growing number of commodity trading advisers (CTAs) believe fundamental strategies can help improve the return profile of trend-following managed futures programs.
Worryingly low return expectations for stocks and bonds have left US public pension plans with little option but to raise allocations to hedge funds.
In this paper (in English and German), Genscape has analysed Combined Heat and Power or Central Heat and Power (CHP)production in the German market, the challenges it raises for market participants, and the key steps required to address the fundamental lack of transparency in CHP plant production.
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Recent breakthroughs in natural language processing and other forms of unstructured data could transform news and social media content into a source of alpha for hedge fund traders.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management's hedge fund strategies unit is putting an emphasis on flexibility and agility in manager selection and its approach to servicing clients.
A drop in M&A volumes has hurt the performance of event driven equity hedge funds. Managers are optimistic 2012 will bring more deals and better returns, if macroeconomic conditions remain stable.
Global macro hedge fund managers see opportunities in the G20 initiative to address global imbalances and stimulate economic growth and job creation. Emerging markets could provide the fuel for growth
2100 Xenon's fixed income program does well in volatile markets. The investment premise is that financial markets are structurally inefficient and price behaviour is driven by global liquidity flows.
Goldman Sachs will focus in 2012 on increasing the footprint of the trading and execution business in growth markets in Latin America and Asia, particularly China as regulations become more open.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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