Category: Business

14 Sep 2021

What is Return Stacking?

A new paper by Rodrigo Gordillo and Adam Butler of Resolve Asset Management and Corey Hoffstein of Newfound Research is out this week, purporting to add a new term to the investing lexicon – “Return Stacking.”   What? What is return stacking, and what are stacked returns? Well, you can download the full paper here […]

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01 Sep 2021

The Cockroach Fund, Congratulations, and Collaboration

While there are articles about 12-year-olds making millions minting NFTs these days – it’s good to know there may still be a place for good old-fashioned hard work. Enter Jason Buck and Taylor Pearson of Mutiny Funds (www.mutinyfund.com), who successfully launched their newest venture – the Cockroach Fund. Running an asset management firm is no […]

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12 Aug 2020

Managed Futures Loves a Trending USD

What do you get (besides a gold and silver rally) when you do $3 Trillion in stimulus, and the Euro countries find out they can do a coordinated monetary policy? A U.S. Dollar sell off!  After spiking from around 98 up to 104 in the depths of the crisis, the U.S. Dollar has sold off […]

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26 Jun 2019

Up is down, forwards is backwards, Alpha is Beta

The good folks over at Transtrend (the 12th largest managed futures program in our top 100 managers infographic) are out with a new research piece via the CME that throws the whole Alpha concept out the window. They agree with the classical definition of Alpha as the amount of return not explained by the chosen […]

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13 Nov 2019

Is Dalio mad, broken, or right?

In case you missed it, everyone’s favorite Billionaire hedge fund manager, Ray Dalio (please note the heavy sarcasm – with one manager we work with calling his views d&*^-bag champagne socialism in a recent exchange) came out with his latest musings last week, saying that the ‘World has Gone Mad and the System is Broken.” […]

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08 Oct 2019

A Big List of Alternative Investment Folks on Twitter

We all love listicles, amiright? Well this particular listicle is our favorite because it gives an in-depth look at the Fintwit world and who is talking Alts on Twitterverse, segmented for easy reading (& tagged for easy following) . We obviously have to put ourselves at the top of the list! (follow everyone using our […]

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15 Aug 2019

Hedge Fund Fees: Should 1 or 30 be the new 2 & 20

For as long as anyone can remember, the classic hedge fund fee structure has been two and twenty. Or more formally, a 2% annual management fee and a 20% performance fee. The management fee is to allow for the manager to operate their business, invest in technology, and pay their quants. The performance fee is […]

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13 Aug 2019

Should Jon Corzine be allowed in the financial industry?

Think not…? Then email chairmanoffice@sec.gov and let the SEC know. For those of you who don’t remember Jon Corzine, he’s the ex-Goldman senior partner-turned US Senator-turned New Jersey Governor-turned CEO of futures clearing firm MF Global. Just one little problem with this story…as the picture below alludes to, his tenure at MF Global saw him […]

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