Category: Why Alternatives?

28 Mar 2018

Alternative Links: The Ultimate Diversifier

As interest in managed futures continues to accelerate, ReSolve Asset Management is proud to announce that Dr. Kathryn Kaminski, global authority on managed futures strategies, will deliver the second webinar in our “Asset Allocation: An Institutional Perspective” educational series.

23 Feb 2018

Weekend Reads: Cutting Fees, Basic Income, 3% Yield

North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back. Oil Producers Buying Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock – (Wall Street Journal)   9.8bn of cash was ploughed into hedge funds last year after […]

17 Jan 2018

Alternative Links: Exotic Bets on Cheese

Man Group Plc’s AHL Evolution fund, one of the first to enter this niche market, had a return of 18 percent last year. The Systematica Alternative Markets fund run by Leda Braga fared even better, posting gains of 24 percent, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. By contrast, funds that speculated on […]

10 Jan 2018

Alternative Links: Is The VIX Being Gamed?

The number of outstanding VIX futures has certainly been rising. Open interest just before the monthly expiration averaged almost 611,000 contracts last year, 44 percent more than in 2016 and more than double the average of 240,000 in the decade before.

05 Jan 2018

Weekend Reads: Price War

Traditional stockpickers enjoyed a renaissance in 2017, managing on average to narrowly outperform their benchmarks. That helped slow the outflows from US equity mutual funds from nearly $250bn in 2016 to $153bn last year, according to Goldman Sachs.