Equity volatility is a relatively new asset class. Although volatility indexes are only available for major markets, investors see them as a diversifier. Lack of liquidity and choice is an issue.
Despite poor performance so far this year, activist hedge funds are in a position to take advantage of the opportunities panic-selling and a tougher refinancing market will create in the medium term.
Constantly on the brink of crisis, the 17-nation eurozone is fast approaching the point where it will either continue or admit defeat and fade into history.
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Easy money in emerging markets is over. Developing markets are attracting much more interest with hedge fund managers running this strategy expecting increased allocations over the next few years.
European hedge fund managers continue to discover the advantages of using exchange traded funds. But differences between the US and Europe are also causing concern for regulators.
Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) offer attractive returns for investors prepared to ride out short-term volatility. The revival is driven by better than expected performance by legacy CMBS.
CTAs capitalising on price trends in futures markets are posting large profits as other hedge fund strategies struggle to cope with higher volatility and general financial market weakness.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a natural for investors to put into effect strategies that profit from value and momentum across sector indexes since ETFs are a liquid investment medium.
Market volatility, concern over slowing growth and the eurozone sovereign debt crisis hit hedge fund strategies in August. Only managed futures and global macros delivered positive returns.
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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