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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

Bank Negara Malaysia likely to adopt two rate hikes of 25 bps each in 2018, says ANZ Research

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to adopt two rate hikes of 25 basis points each in 20108, with the first one in January 2018, according to a recent report from ANZ Research. The downside surprise to October...

UK gilts decline in muted trading session, reverse gains post Q3 GDP data

The UK gilts declined on the last trading day of the week amid a silent session that witnessed least data of any major economic significance, reversing all gains seen after the release of the third-quarter gross domestic...

German bunds slump after Ifo business climate index beats expectations in November

The German bunds slumped Friday after the countrys business climate index released by Ifo hit a new record-high during the month of November, also surpassing what markets had initially anticipated. The German 10-year...

Euro likely to extend further gains in 2018, says Canadian Imperial Bank

The common currency is expected to extend further gains going into 2018, according to a recent report from the Canadian Imperial Bank. On track to cut back asset purchases later this month, the ECB is now on the precipice...

New Zealand bonds close higher after imports hit record high in October, trade deficit widens

New Zealand government bonds closed higher on Friday after the countrys imports hit a record high in October. Also, rising expectations that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is set to keep interest rates at record lows for...

Politics

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...

Science

Drug Addiction Could Be Cured With Gene Therapy

The opioid addiction crisis gripping the U.S. is currently one of the biggest health issues plaguing the country. In many cases, opioid addicts turn to using heroin or methamphetamine in order to get high. In what could...

Cancer Patient Injected With Vaccine For The First Time

Cancer is one of the last remaining major illnesses that still does not have a vaccine, but human trials have finally begun to change all this. Moderna Therapeutics just injected a patient with a cancer vaccine for the...

New Zealand’s Plan To Weaponize CRISPR To Annihilate Pests Sparks Debate In Scientific Community

Its always the same story. Governments want to use science as a weapon of mass destruction, certain members of the scientific community speak up about the potential consequences, and the debates ensue. In the case of New...

Scientists Achieved Real-Time Gene Editing In Live Human Subject For The First Time

Gene editing is considered by many as the future of medicine. The potential uses attributed to the field range from curing all kinds of diseases to making humans practically invulnerable. For the first time, scientists...

Scientist Proves Brain Implant Can Improve Memory By 30%

These days, one of the hottest topics in the tech and medical industries is the matter of cybernetics or merging man with machine. A scientist has recently advanced this field by demonstrating how a brain implant can...

Technology

JPMorgan CEO Calls Bitcoin ‘Stupid’, Offers Bitcoin Trading Anyway

The CEO Of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon has been quite vocal in his criticism of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In fact, he has been known to threaten to fire employees who traded in cryptocurrency and called the market stupid....

Russia Finally Acknowledges Radiation Clouds Over Europe But Denies Responsibility

For months now, European monitoring agencies have been detecting radioactive clouds over several EU countries. These agencies have been speculating that these clouds may be coming from Russia. However, not only did Russia...

$35,000 Off-Road EV Has 555 Horsepower And More Torque Than A Tank

While Tesla might be the reigning king of both sports and sedan electric vehicles, its cars are not exactly suited to off-road driving. This is where the Nikola Powersports Nikola Zero UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) could make...

Hawaii Joins In Condemning EA And Loot Boxes, Wants To Block Battlefront II Sales

At this point, its safe to say that loot boxes and microtransactions are incredibly unpopular features in games with anyone except the publishers. Everyone from the gamers to developers, and now, even politicians hate the...

Valve To Make Steam ‘Review Bombing’ Toothless With New Changes

Reviews are meant to inform customers, which is why Valve opted to allow users on its digital distribution platform Steam to leave them on games and other products. However, it would seem that some people have found a way...
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