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Jack Coates

Head of Portable Alpha, Managing Director, Portable Alpha Team, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.  Former head of pension plan for Weyerhaeuser.

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Women and Alternatives: A Long-Deferred Tipping Point

January 16th, 2013 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Today's Post, Institutional Investing, Alpha Strategies, High-net-worth investors

If you are managing the portfolio of an institution that invests in hedge funds, you might want to ensure that some sizable portion of the HF-allocated assets go to funds managed by women-led firms. In this, you will have company. Read More

Do phantasy, paranoia, schizophrenia and testosterone hold the true keys to trader performance?

August 8th, 2011 | Filed under: Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Today's Post

When academics from other disciplines turn their attention to finance, they sometimes make some quite startling discoveries. These may at first sight seem to resonate with behavioural finance but they are in fact quite different – and this research has not gone unnoticed by some of the most senior central bankers, financial regulators, and legendary hedge fund managers.Read More

Selling umbrellas in Times Square

March 9th, 2010 | Filed under: Portable Alpha & Alpha/Beta Separation, Today's Post

Portable Alpha has always been a convenient scapegoat for those who lost money in the stormy days of 2008. But now that the rain has gone, signs of balance and perspective are beginning to emerge.Read More