RESEARCH

Generation two liquid alternatives20180912213647

Generation two liquid alternatives

September 12, 2018
Liquid alternatives are broadly defined as strategies that are available in registered funds (mutual funds, ETFs and UCITs) t...
Six Reasons To Replicate Hedge Funds20180611110106

Six Reasons To Replicate Hedge Funds

June 11, 2018
In this recent article in AlphaWeek, Beachhead Capital’s Andrew Beer makes the case for hedge fund replication and desc...
NYSSA Keynote Presentation: Emerging Hedge Funds: Today versus 200620161013154035

NYSSA Keynote Presentation: Emerging Hedge Funds: Today versus 2006

October 13, 2016
In his keynote address to the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Andrew Beer shared his views on launching a hedg...
The Trouble with Alpha: Part I20160623124038

The Trouble with Alpha: Part I

June 23, 2016
Investors equate “alpha” to outperformance.  A high alpha fund presumably delivers substantial excess returns relative t...
The Rise of Populism and the Fall of Economies20160616163624

The Rise of Populism and the Fall of Economies

June 16, 2016
Recent election cycles in the U.S. and Europe have seen the ascendance of political parties whose platforms are significantly...
Why a ‘Replication’ Strategy Trumps Liquid Alt Funds20160614134722

Why a ‘Replication’ Strategy Trumps Liquid Alt Funds

June 14, 2016
Catch Andrew Beer interviewed on TheStreet. The liquid alternatives movement is trying to bring hedge fund strategies to ordi...
Brexit in 10 Days?20160613134124

Brexit in 10 Days?

June 13, 2016
A new poll from the Bruges Group gives the Leave camp a 19 point lead over Remain. According to the poll, 52% of respondents ...
Valeant: Position Crowding, Intrinsic Value – an Update20160608130525

Valeant: Position Crowding, Intrinsic Value – an Update

June 8, 2016
In January, we wrote a post on Position Crowding and Valeant – the poster child in 2015 for a crowded hedge fund name.  On...
Brexit in 22 Days?20160601165828

Brexit in 22 Days?

June 1, 2016
A new Guardian poll reveals a 52 – 48 split among Britons in favor of leaving the EU. The alarming result represents a shar...
Chasing Fund Returns is a Very, Very Bad Idea20160509183323

Chasing Fund Returns is a Very, Very Bad Idea

May 9, 2016
How does a fund earn over $500 million in management fees yet lose over $1 billion for investors since inception? No, sorry....
Why Apple is NOT a Top Ten Holding of 93% of Hedge Funds20160308151554

Why Apple is NOT a Top Ten Holding of 93% of Hedge Funds

March 8, 2016
To infinity and beyond Buzz Lightyear   A recent report by Goldman Sachs describes Apple (AAPL) as a “Very Important P...
Is Warren Buffett a Value Investor?20160229081145

Is Warren Buffett a Value Investor?

February 29, 2016
  The best business to own is one that over an extended period can employ large amounts of incremental capital at very h...
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