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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

Starbucks starts testing plant-based whipped cream

Starbucks is expanding its use of vegan offerings through its newest plant-based option. It was reported that the coffee chain giant is now testing a new whipped cream made from lentils. The new Starbucks vegan whipped...

Amazon fulfills giveaway pledge for vaccinated workers by handing out new cars and $100,000 payouts

Amazon handed out cash and free cars to its warehouse workers who already received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was reported that the e-commerce and tech firm gave away $100,000 cash bonuses this month for...

McDonald's revamping Happy Meal toys to be eco-friendly

McDonalds revealed earlier this week that it would make significant changes to its Happy Meal toys in an effort to cut the use of plastic. The fast-food chains meal package for kids always comes with a toy, and they are...

Freddie Mercury NFTs up for auction for AIDS charity

Four non-fungible token (NFT) artworks inspired by the late Freddie Mercury of band Queen are being auctioned off for charity to mark the British singer-songwriters 75th birthday. Three of the NFTs show an image of...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: Michael Flynn's private security force reportedly on the ground on January 6

Several key individuals of the Trump administration and of the former president himself are emerging as links to the Capitol insurrection last January 6. A report revealed that Michael Flynns private security force was...

Joe Biden says US will donate additional 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

This week, US President Joe Biden hosted a COVID-19 summit amongst his counterparts. At the virtual event, Biden pledged that the US will donate an additional 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to other...

Mary Trump weighs in on latest lawsuit by uncle Donald Trump

This week, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times. Ms. Trump appeared to shrug the latest lawsuit against her by her uncle, saying that this is the norm within the...

Kamala Harris immigration: VP blasts expulsion of Haitian migrants from border

To this day, thousands of migrants are still at the southern border of the US, looking to enter the country even in the midst of the pandemic. This week, US Vice President Kamala Harris blasted the recent incidents of...

Science

UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

S. Korean steelmakers POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co. will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for producing steel. Both firms have been developing a recycling technology with a local oyster shell...

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kg to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

Technology

Surface Duo 2 to ship to more countries next month

The anticipated Surface Duo 2 is now available for pre-order with a confirmed retail launch next month. However, like its predecessor, the new dual-display device will be shipped in select markets only. Surface Duo 2...

Nintendo announces next ‘Direct’ showcase happening on September 23

Nintendo surprised fans this week with the announcement of the next Nintendo Direct showcase. While the video game company has announced when and where fans can watch the presentation, gamers are still left guessing what...

Best Buy restocks PS5, Xbox Series X/S in-store on September 23

Best Buy has officially announced it is having an in-store restock of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles later this week. The major retailer, however, noted that there are only limited quantities available. In an...

Orca joins ‘Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate’ development

Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate will be the next main title installment for the popular Japanese role-playing game series from Square Enix. While details about the game, its plot, and features are still very scarce,...
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