Recent unstable market conditions have proved supportive for hedge funds, in relative terms, with liquid hedge fund benchmarks were down 1 percent in March, and distressed and special situations strategies underperforming.
Some big-name hedge funds are suffering losses even after getting what many in the industry have been asking for: more volatility. February was marked by a massive market selloff early in the month, a change from the years of calm that some managers blamed for lackluster performance.
For many, the roller coaster ride can be nerve-wracking and lead to the common trap of buying high on market confidence and selling low on market fears to prevent further losses. That's a bad idea, according to Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. Here's why.
While data scientists, software developers and financial engineers are busy at work on more complex algorithmic trading platforms to better predict, and optimize, this volatility, they may be looking in the wrong place.
A pick up in currency market volatility over the last few days after years of suppression by central banks' easy-money policies has prompted some investors to look again at protecting against, or profiting from, sharp moves.
Darrell Cronk, president & chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, shares his thoughts on the 2018 markets. He also discusses why the hedge fund community will experience a better year in 2018.
Sir John Templeton, the pioneer in global mutual funds, once said “the four most costly words in the annals of investing” are “this time is different.” That should resonate with monetary policy makers and institutional investors grappling with the causes, impacts and risks of the lowest market volatility, by far, in the era of modern finance.
Denmark's largest private pension fund isn't that interested in politics anymore. Allan Polack, chief executive officer of PFA, argues that lawmakers and political leaders are out of touch and that globalization has made their decisions less relevant to the business community.
A $13 billion hedge fund that flies under the radar is sounding the alarm on one of the biggest investment trends: quants and passive investing....
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