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High Volatility Reduces Risk

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Investors do not necessarily lower their risk by lowering the volatility of their returns. That’s because volatility and risk are two very separate matters.

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Smooth Risk

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The CTA industry has changed a lot during the past ten years. New regulations and increased demand from institutional investors, especially pension funds, have caused many CTAs to change (i) their trading programs and (ii) their business operations.

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CTAs: Equity Hedge, Crisis Alpha, Long Volatility – True or False?

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Many CTAs emphasize that their products can produce “crisis alpha,” provide an “equity hedge” and enhance the overall return profile by being “long volatility.” This article puts these (highly attractive) features into perspective.

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Like to dislike trend following

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Everyone involved in the systematic trend following business has probably heard it many times, and I have heard it again last week: “Why invest with you when I can buy and hold the DAX for zero cost and, when holding my position for a number of years, I always end up making money?”

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Why its OK when people don’t like what you do

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If your strategy is within the CTA space, you will certainly know what I’m talking about. At the moment, not many investors look at these strategies in a favorable light. But that is OK in my view! Of course, it applies to any strategy as these things go in cycles! This is why building a…

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5 Ways to Improve your Hedge Fund Launch

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Let’s face it; launching a hedge fund today if you are not a well-known name from one of the top investment banks is an uphill battle. Most investors now a day are not willing to give the average trader a chance to prove him or herself as a manager in fear of losing their own…

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Don’t strive for Perfection!

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Focus on Why! Investors today when they do their due diligence appear to me to put a lot of emphasis on the quantitative side in their initial screening of a manager. The problem is, that they often overlook what is behind the numbers…namely people! And managers often fail to appreciate that what they need to…

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