Generation two liquid alternatives20180912213647

Generation two liquid alternatives

Mathias Mamou-ManiSeptember 12, 20180 comments
Liquid alternatives are broadly defined as strategies that are available in registered funds (mutual funds, ETFs and UCITs) that seek to provide inves...
iM Global Partner signs strategic investment partnership with Dynamic Beta Investments20180912135123

iM Global Partner signs strategic investment partnership with Dynamic Beta Investments

Mathias Mamou-ManiSeptember 12, 20180 comments
Paris and New York, September 13, 2018 - iM Global Partner, today announced the acquisition of a 45% interest in Dynamic Beta investments (previously ...
How Smart is Smart Beta?20160216090029

How Smart is Smart Beta?

Mathias Mamou-ManiFebruary 16, 20160 comments
If smart beta is smart, is my beta dumb? First, a definition:  smart beta strategies are (allegedly) better ways of getting exposure to equities, bon...
The Commodity Head Fake20160209104553

The Commodity Head Fake

Mathias Mamou-ManiFebruary 9, 20160 comments
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. Niels Bohr In the annals of modern portfolio theory, commodities deserve an award...
The Trouble with Oil (Part Three)20160201205252

The Trouble with Oil (Part Three)

Mathias Mamou-ManiFebruary 1, 20160 comments
One thing that I’ve realized is that there’s a disconnect in how different investors think about oil. For asset allocators, oil and commodities ar...
Position Crowding and Valeant20160130204022

Position Crowding and Valeant

Mathias Mamou-ManiJanuary 30, 20160 comments
Position crowding is when a bunch of similar investors own a stock.  When those investors rush for the exits at the same time, the price drops a lot ...
The Trouble with Oil (Part Two)20160129201734

The Trouble with Oil (Part Two)

Mathias Mamou-ManiJanuary 29, 20160 comments
Two weeks ago we wrote a post on oil (The Trouble with Oil Part 1)  – why it matters to equities these days, and how the initial market response (a...
Japan & Abenomics redux20160129192454

Japan & Abenomics redux

Mathias Mamou-ManiJanuary 29, 20160 comments
Overnight, Japan’s central bank pushed short term interest rates into negative territory and pledged more monetary stimulus.  For a brief overview ...
Why Don’t Value Investors Always Buy the Dips?20160120192947

Why Don’t Value Investors Always Buy the Dips?

Mathias Mamou-ManiJanuary 20, 2016, 0 comments
In the short run, the market is a voting machine; in the long run, it’s a weighing machine. For fun, let’s assume you’re a value investor lookin...
The Trouble with Oil20160116192938

The Trouble with Oil

Mathias Mamou-ManiJanuary 16, 20161 comment
In an earlier post, we talked about market volatility when new risks move to center stage. Well, crude oil is center stage, to say the least.  Why? ...
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