Category: Your Investments

02 Jul 2020

5 Asia/China Focused Hedge Funds, 1 Podcast!

The Chinese market is a secret well-kept, with stringent rules and difficult entrance rates. But those who’ve kept their heads down, drudging through the weeds now hold the key, and have opened up opportunities to get access to the Chinese market for investors across the globe. As we recently wrapped up our virtual conference: “Capitalizing […]

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01 Jul 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: June 2020

In exchange for being one of the only assets up in Q1, would you trade being down in Q2?  That’s the position managed futures finds itself in after a 2nd straight month of being the only red on the board. Elsewhere, it was RISK ON across the board – although at much smaller levels than […]

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29 Jun 2020

Do Hedge Funds Suck?

We got off a call with an investor the other day who mentioned that the past two+ years have been a great microcosm of different full cycle market environments – with: 2018 = SPY -4.56% = a down stock market in 2018, including the volatility explosion in Feb of 2018 and odd sell off with […]

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25 Jun 2020

$TVIX gets Terminated – What^%$#

Similar to how we quickly grabbed some experts to discuss Crude Oil going negative, we grabbed some VIX experts as soon as the news hit this week that Credit Suisse was pulling the plug on one of the biggest VIX tracking exchange traded products. What will this do to VIX futures volume, liquidity, and the […]

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23 Jun 2020

Tiger Woods(ing) your Alts Portfolio

We came across this great post recently on the Breaking the Market Blog comparing Tiger Woods strategy on avoiding errors is just the sort of thing to apply to an investment strategy. Golf is often pretty clear at telegraphing the penalty for misses. Water on one side is more penalizing than the open green to […]

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12 Jun 2020

Allocating to Alts with RPMs Alexander Mende

We’re flipping the script of our usual hedge fund manager and drilling down on the allocation side. Our guest is Alexander Mende, Senior Investment Analyst and Head of Investment Research at RPM Risk and Portfolio Management. In this episode, we’re covering a lot of ground with Alexander including herd immunity in Stockholm, an allocator’s due […]

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09 Jun 2020

Move over Nasdaq, FANG+ is here

Everyone who had a betting ticket for U.S. markets back at all-time highs before lockdowns ended – please raise your hand. This was the mother of all White Moose, galloping down the stream right as everyone was screaming about Black Swans and Gray Rhinos. The move off the March 23rd lows has been nearly as […]

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05 Jun 2020

Navigating Market Volatility

$VIX lovers/followers/haters/enthusiasts – this one’s for you. In this episode, we’re joined by a powerhouse group of volatility experts consisting of Kevin Davitt, Wayne Himelsein, Jason Buck, and Bastian Bolesta & Jeff Malec discussing Navigating Market Volatility. Providing more than just witty banter, you’ll to these guys talk about how crazy volatility was during March/April, […]

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02 Jun 2020

Tail Risk Hedging, Part IV

We’ve been talking about alternative investments that perform in a crisis for as long as we can remember. We typically refer to these as ‘long volatility’ type investments, that prefer and perform in periods of increasing market volatility. But we have also thrown around the terms crisis period performer (as opposed to absolute return performer). […]

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