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L/Sequity Half-Year Review

L/Sequity Half-Year Review

🕔05:08, 31.Jul 2018

The Weekly Brief Coping With Political Uncertainties. This week, hedge fund returns were dragged by CTAs. Early signs of the Bank of Japan moving out of zero interest-rate policy hit their Japanese bonds and short JPY positions. Some Event-Driven strategies also

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What alikely NXP-QCOM deal break means for merger arbitrage

What alikely NXP-QCOM deal break means for merger arbitrage

🕔06:01, 26.Jul 2018

The weekly brief

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Alpha outlook ahead of the earning season

Alpha outlook ahead of the earning season

🕔05:07, 12.Jul 2018

The weekly brief The Q2 earning season starts in a week with the reports of major banks. Earning seasons are important moments for stock-pickers. They need stock fundamentals to evolve as they expected, and stock returns to move consistently with

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Momentum Reversal Hurts L/Sequity

Momentum Reversal Hurts L/Sequity

🕔05:07, 3.Jul 2018

The Weekly Brief Risk assets were under pressure during the second half of June as trade war concerns escalated. On June 14th , the media reported that President Trump approved tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $50 billion. A few

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Where Activists Find Value Despite Market Turbulence

Where Activists Find Value Despite Market Turbulence

🕔05:01, 26.Jun 2018

The Weekly Brief The threats exchanged between the U.S. and China regarding trade and the imminence of tariff implementation spurred investors to reprice an escalation risk. Assets in China and Asia, industrials and resources sectors, as well as export-driven stocks

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AT&T Ruling Reinforces Our Views On Merger Arbitrage

AT&T Ruling Reinforces Our Views On Merger Arbitrage

🕔05:08, 19.Jun 2018

The weekly Brief Last week, a court ruling gave the green light to the vertical integration between AT&T and Time Warner. The transaction, which was eventually valued at USD 107bn, was announced in late 2016 but was challenged by the

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AT&T Ruling Reinforces Our Views On Merger Arbitrage

AT&T Ruling Reinforces Our Views On Merger Arbitrage

🕔05:08, 19.Jun 2018

The weekly Brief Last week, a court ruling gave the green light to the vertical integration between AT&T and Time Warner. The transaction, which was eventually valued at USD 107bn, was announced in late 2016 but was challenged by the

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Where do macro traders think usd is going?

Where do macro traders think usd is going?

🕔06:09, 18.May 2018

The Weekly Brief Risk appetite returned this week. The wage growth and inflation numbers released in the U.S. were strong enough to suggest continued growth, but they were disappointing enough to ease fear of an even more aggressive monetary normalization.

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Inflation Forces Turnglobal Macro To The Bear Side

Inflation Forces Turnglobal Macro To The Bear Side

🕔05:11, 8.May 2018

The Weekly Brief Markets remained hesitant this week. Investors are weighing the implications of a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal which is to be announced in few days. Trade tensions also remained live amid negotiations between the U.S.

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Most Turbulences Are Behind For Merger Arbitrageurs

Most Turbulences Are Behind For Merger Arbitrageurs

🕔05:10, 1.May 2018

The Weekly Brief Markets remained treacherous with multiple micro, macro and political movers. Trade concerns receded but remain live as the U.S. tackles Chinese tech. Investors also weighted the implications of a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement. We

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EM Markets:Favor Relative Players

EM Markets:Favor Relative Players

🕔05:11, 24.Apr 2018

The Weekly Brief All strategies performed well this week. CTAs took the lead, supported by their short dollar positions and long energy positions. The diversified L/S Equity and Special Situations funds also shined, mainly boosted by their long bias. Since

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Ctas Are Back As Adiversification Strategy

Ctas Are Back As Adiversification Strategy

🕔05:11, 17.Apr 2018

The Weekly Brief Recent market developments saw an easing of market tensions as we head into the U.S. earnings season. Yet, geopolitical concerns remain and trade wars have legs, in our view. The overall backdrop is tactically supportive for risk

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Looking for diversifying strategies?

Looking for diversifying strategies?

🕔05:15, 10.Apr 2018

The Weekly Brief Amid mixed economic prints, confusion intensified this week with multiple gyrations in the tech sector and the release of detailed tariff threats on both U.S. and Chinese sides. Hedge Funds, about flat, remained resilient, though CTAs and

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L/Sequity Stays Ahead Of The Pack

L/Sequity Stays Ahead Of The Pack

🕔04:17, 20.Mar 2018

The Weekly Brief Recent data releases in the U.S. have contributed towards stabilizing fixed income markets. Recently released data on wages and retail sales for February were below expectations, while the consumer price index in February grew just in line

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Back To Fundamentals In Em Asia

Back To Fundamentals In Em Asia

🕔04:12, 13.Mar 2018

The Weekly Brief There is still a long way before geopolitical risk in the Korean peninsula eases materially. In the past, previous initiatives to de-nuclearize North Korea back in the 1990’s failed to succeed. However, the announcement that Donald Trump

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Weekly Brief

Weekly Brief

🕔09:59, 12.Mar 2018

Thought of the week 2018 has already produced plenty of headlines and market volatility, however, we are in fact just heading back to normal. The chart below counts the number of days that global equities have closed up or down

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Hedge Funds Outperformed But The Devil Is In The Details

Hedge Funds Outperformed But The Devil Is In The Details

🕔04:14, 6.Mar 2018

The Weekly Brief The return of market volatility in February hurt equity markets significantly. For the first time in 15 months, the MSCI World ended the month in the red, down -3.5%, as EMU and Japanese markets underperformed. One area

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Weekly Brief

Weekly Brief

🕔11:02, 5.Mar 2018

Thought of the week At the start of this year, expectations for earnings growth in 2018 were at similar or lower levels than delivered earnings in 2017. Since then, there have been significant upgrades to 2018 earnings growth estimates for

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Has the selloff left scars on stock-pickers &trend-followers?

Has the selloff left scars on stock-pickers &trend-followers?

🕔05:14, 27.Feb 2018

The Weekly Brief Hedge funds strongly recovered from the selloff, with only two exceptions: i) the fixed income funds, flat this week, still isolated from the epicenter, and ii) neutral equity funds, still suffering from sector and factor rotations. This

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The Weekly Brief

The Weekly Brief

🕔11:02, 20.Feb 2018

Thought of the week While market volatility has increased in recent weeks, it is important for investors to stay focused on the fundamentals. Last week’s data releases show that the eurozone continues to expand at a healthy pace, with real

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Ctas Drag Down Hedge Fund Returns

Ctas Drag Down Hedge Fund Returns

🕔04:15, 20.Feb 2018

The Weekly Brief The market reversal from early February took a heavy toll on CTAs. CTAs are down almost 5% on a monthto-date basis according to the Lyxor CTA Index. Other measures of CTA performance point to a drawdown that

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Ctas Post Exceptional Returns In Early 2018

Ctas Post Exceptional Returns In Early 2018

🕔05:13, 30.Jan 2018

The Weekly Brief Persistent trends across asset classes continued to fuel CTA returns over the recent weeks. According to several benchmarks of performance, January is on track to see them delivering the highest monthly returns in a decade! Such exceptional

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Corporate activity about to heat up!

Corporate activity about to heat up!

🕔05:17, 23.Jan 2018

The Weekly Brief Last week, bonds sold off, USD weakened, U.S. and EM equities outperformed, along with commodities. The hedge funds strategies that benefitted the most from these developments were CTAs and diversified L/S Equity. Macro funds suffered from the

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The Weekly Brief

The Weekly Brief

🕔11:02, 22.Jan 2018

Thought of the Week European earnings grew strongly last year, helped by an acceleration in nominal GDP. The IMF forecasts that nominal eurozone GDP growth will be a little weaker this year, at 3.3%. This week’s chart suggests that slightly

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L/Sequity Get Ready For An Intense Earning Season

L/Sequity Get Ready For An Intense Earning Season

🕔05:17, 16.Jan 2018

The weekly Brief Receding concerns about the Chinese soft landing, bright economic prints and prospects of a capex revival, provided risk assets another leg of rally, while bonds sold off. Hedge funds enjoyed a strong start too. CTAs were ideally

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