Black Swan Hedge Funds Grow in Popularity

Hedge fund strategies designed to protect investors against unpredictable risks, so-called “Black Swans,” are soaring in popularity, especially as Europe’s debt woes intensify. Hedging against unforeseen events was popularized in the 1980s by traders...

Using Scarcity to Market Hedge Funds

Most hedge fund managers are eager to market their funds and grow assets overall. After all, many charge a management fee of 2 percent on total assets brought into the firm. That’s why large hedge funds like Paulson & Company, Millennium Management and...

This Hedge Fund Strategy is Grabbing More Attention

It’s one of the least promoted¬†hedge fund strategies. Yet, some 25 percent of hedge fund managers may now be using it.¬† It helps hedge fund managers diversify and move further afield from correlations to mainstream indices, and reduce overall portfolio risk. So...

How Algorithms Shape Our World

We’ve written before on how high frequency trading and black box technology are changing the face of hedge fund technology. By some estimates, such algorithmic trading accounts for 70 percent of all trades taking place today. Now Kevin Slavin, co-founder of the...

High-Frequency Trading a Hazard or Boon to the Market?

Is “black box” trading more of a threat to the markets than short selling? That’s the view of former City minister and British investment industry veteran Lord Myners. “High-frequency trading appears so detached from the true function of...
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