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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

Nippon Steel to increase boost R&D investment to speed up decarbonization

Nippon Steel will increase spending on research and development (RD) to hasten decarbonization in steelmaking and address climate change issues. The worlds No. 3 steelmaker is facing growing pressure to cut carbon...

Sumitomo Mitsui likely to halt financing all kinds of coal-powered plants

Japans Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is likely to stop providing new financing to coal-fired power plants, including more environmentally friendly projects, due to growing pressure from global investors and...

S. Korea eyes ‘travel bubble’ to prop up aviation industry

South Korea will pursue travel bubble agreements for people to travel internationally without restrictions to revitalize the aviation industry, said Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki. Travel bubbles are agreements between...

Switzerland's chocolate consumption, production, exportation plunge amid pandemic

Annual consumption in Switzerland fell below the threshold of 10 kilograms per person, dipping to 9.9 kilos, the lowest level since 1982, mainly due to the steep decline in foreign tourists. According to Urs Furrer,...

S. Korea's fishery goods exports drop 7.4% in 2020

South Koreas fishery goods exports plunged 7.4 percent from $2.5 billion in 2019 to $2.32 billion in 2020, says the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Exports of ready-to-eat products, such as processed fish and seaweed...

Politics

Joe Biden COVID-19 relief: POTUS makes another push for relief plan in meeting with Senate Democrats

With the House successfully passing President Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, it is now in the hands of the Senate. Biden makes another strong push for the passage of the bill in his latest meeting with...

Joe Biden Cabinet: Miguel Cardona confirmed to lead Department of Education

The Senate is at work to confirm President Joe Bidens Cabinet nominees, the confirmations already picking up steam in the past week or so. The latest of confirmations is with Miguel Cardona, who will now be leading the...

Donald Trump 2024 run: GOP Senator Bill Cassidy says ex-POTUS will not be the 2024 nominee

Former President Donald Trump recently hinted at a 2024 run for the presidency again during his appearance at CPAC. While most Republicans have supported the idea, GOP Senator Bill Cassidy says Trump will not become the...

Donald Trump investigation: Ex-POTUS faces probes from five investigators

Former President Donald Trump received an acquittal from the Senate a few weeks ago, but he still faces many legal challenges especially as he no longer has the protections of the White House. Trump is currently facing...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

Technology

‘Valheim’ update 0.147.3 deliver private dedicated servers

The increasingly popular survival game Valheim has received its latest update, and Iron Gate has answered many players requests. The patch includes the option for fans to use private dedicated servers through easy...

Android March 2021 security patch rolls out for some Pixel devices

The latest security patch for Android-run devices is here, and the March 2021 security patch has reportedly started to roll out for Google Pixel smartphones. It is something that smartphone users may want to immediately...

Report: Hole-punch selfie camera could debut on iPhone 14

Many might agree that Apple made the display notch popular, and now its fans have been asking the tech giant to make it smaller or even get rid of it altogether. Apple is not one to discuss its plans for upcoming hardware...

‘Fortnite’ chapter 2 season 6 could start in mid-March

The start of a new season is one of the most important times for every Fortnite player. It marks a fresh start to climb up the leadership ladder, and it is also the time when Epic Games usually roll out updates and Battle...

‘Apex Legends’: Nintendo Switch players are getting free 30 levels on day one

The wait for the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch port is down to just a week, and EA is celebrating that by releasing a new gameplay trailer. Meanwhile, the game publisher also announced several exclusive perks for Switch...
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