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‘Crisis alpha’ here refers to profits made by exploiting trends in markets during times of crisis. Most investment strategies are susceptible to suffering devastating losses during equity market crisis. Given this, for almost any investor, the key to finding true diversification is in finding an investment which is able to deliver performance during these turbulent periods. The recent losses of the equity crisis have also reinforced to investors the importance of diversification to other asset classes and it is well known that diversified Managed Futures strategies tend to perform well when equity markets take losses, making them an excellent candidate for diversifying a portfolio. In this series, we will cover real stories and strategies that are designed to deliver a 'crisis alpha' stream for investors who worry about their long-only exposure in global equity markets.

Crisis Alpha Series

How high yields can go before its hurts your equity portfolio?

Nov 30, 2016 08:05 am UTC| Commentary

The victory by the Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US election has triggered the Trumpflation trade, which has proved to be extremely beneficial for the risk assets. Metals are moving higher in a hope that the...

Crisis Alpha Series

What it takes to invest in volatile markets

Mar 31, 2016 08:27 am UTC| Insights & Views

Investors have had a tough start to 2016. Financial markets are extremely volatile and many are wondering what investment strategy to pursue. There are a huge number of approaches used to decide the best time to buy and...

Crisis Alpha Series

South Korea’s National Pension Service Forges Ahead with Alternative Investments Plans

Mar 18, 2016 04:29 am UTC| Business

In a bid to seek higher profits from alternative investments, South Koreas National Pension Service (NPS), the worlds third-largest pension fund, is gearing up to make its first investment in hedge fund of funds, or...

Crisis Alpha Series

How to Evaluate an Alternative Investment Manager

Mar 08, 2016 22:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Kettera Strategies, which operates the Hydra manager platform, based in Chicago, Illinois. The Hydra platform is an online-based marketplace for alternative investment programs,...

Crisis Alpha Series

Is the ‘R’ in RIA soon to be ‘Robo’?

Feb 26, 2016 02:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

If only the spreadsheets, graphs and strategic analysis that look so great on paper could identify and create great investment portfolios. Wed all be advisors, or rich. And wed be seeing RIA businesses morphing into...

Crisis Alpha Series

Demystifying Hedge Fund Strategies

Feb 05, 2016 02:46 am UTC| Insights & Views

The alternative investment world is infamous for applying labels to itself, some of which are self-explanatory but many of which murky or just misleading.This series will demystify the jargon and explain the...

Crisis Alpha Series

The Best Investment Alternative In A Down Market

Jan 01, 2016 05:42 am UTC| Insights & Views

The demand for alternative investments has grown to the point at which we might have to leave the phrase alternative investments in the buzz-phrase bin. We believe that in 2016, there is a tremendous opportunity to...

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Economy

Comic-explainer: How does Islamic finance work?

Interest fuels the financial world. The money sitting in your bank account accrues it, and the credit cards in your wallet charge it. If you ever want money quick, youre going to being paying a decent amount of interest...

New Zealand bonds close mixed as investors await GlobalDairyTrade price auction, Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, scheduled to be held later today and the retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, due on...

New Zealand bonds close mixed as investors await GlobalDairyTrade price auction, Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, scheduled to be held later today and the retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, due on...

New Zealand bonds close mixed as investors await GlobalDairyTrade price auction, Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, scheduled to be held later today and the retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, due on...

JGBs trade sideways ahead of January national CPI, BoJ member Funo’s speech eyed

Japanese government bonds traded sideways Tuesday as investors await the Bank of Japans policymaker Funos speech, scheduled to be held on February 21 by 01:10GMT, besides, the countrys national consumer price inflation...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims

Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Technology

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries free of charge to 50,000 households. This would form what has been...

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...

Peter Thiel Escapes Silicon Valley, Moves To Los Angeles

Peter Thiel is a controversial figure in the tech industry because unlike many of his colleagues, he is an avid Donald Trump supporter. It seems the backlash for his political leanings have finally taken its toll since a...
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