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McKinsey has published a Private Banking Survey, part of a series it initiated in 2002. The gist of this one…
State of the Industry, Asset Allocation
*By Shane Brett of Global Perspectives and Alan Meaney of Fund Recs Depositary Lite vs. Full Depositary The…
Access to Alternatives
Before he goes down in history books as the man behind the “Volcker rule,” that is, behind the effort to…
Asset Allocation
The new Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator report merits study by alpha hunters who look for promising mergers…
Private Equity, Asset Allocation
The growth of numerous regulatory initiatives over the last few years has led to a number of new reporting…
Hedge Funds, Access to Alternatives
“The New York Times froze the pension benefits for non-union employees, and we were determined that they…
State of the Industry
In her recent Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen stressed the…
Asset Allocation
 By Bob Swarup, CAIA* The alternative fund industry is remarkably immature – a fact that can be put down…
Hedge Funds
One of the great clichés of the dotcom boom was, “information wants to be free.” This conveyed a number of…
State of the Industry, Hedge Funds, Asset Allocation
On May 20th of this year, the army in Thailand declared martial law, at the same time denying that what it…
Hedge Funds, Asset Allocation
By Andrew Beer A vexing issue with hedge funds is the lack of persistence of returns. Last year’s winners…
Manager Selection, Hedge Funds, Asset Allocation
By Donna Howe One of my personal pet peeves is the way people often say one thing but do another. This seems…
State of the Industry
By Donna Marie Howe, CFA Last week when we met, one of my friends (Jim Purnell, CRO at Kenmar Group) and I…
Risk Management, Private Equity
Nobody ever said winning alpha was going to be easy. Among the people who don’t say that, count the author of…
Risk Management, Manager Selection, Hedge Funds
Below you’ll find a chart that covers one year in the life of the Nikkei 225, concluding June 27, 2014. It is…
Manager Selection, Hedge Funds, Asset Allocation