Frequently Asked Questions
Are the “Research Dossiers” just like the white paper libraries available on other websites?
No. Generally speaking, free listings of white papers are free for a reason. Most of their content is promotional material from sponsors and advertisers. Also, such libraries contain as many resources as possible – with little editorial oversight. Entries are often not pre-screened or filtered for quality or relevance. In many cases users are free to upload their own white papers to these repositories, making the resulting list no more useful than simply Googling for a particular topic. AllAboutAlpha’s research dossiers are assembled by our editors based on what we believe is important and relevant specifically to our readers.
Is AllAboutAlpha.com all about hedge funds?
Not really. While hedge funds play an important role in our research, our focus is on the broader transformations in the asset management industry (portable alpha, 130/30, alternative beta, fees, asset management business strategy, etc.). As a result, we do not report on new fund launches/closures, people moves, regulatory developments or news on specific managers unless they illustrate what we believe is a fundamental trend demand your attention. We try to connect the dots between seemingly disparate news stories, drawing linkages to relevant academic research and industry surveys contained in our “research dossiers”.
Is AllAboutAlpha.com a news service?
No. AllAboutAlpha.com is an information and analysis service and is a complement to traditional news websites. Generally speaking, we leave breaking news to the newswires. Instead, we scan hundreds of news items from a variety of the world’s best news sources, news aggregation services, associations and academic institutes to distil the one or two key developments that are worthy of your attention. This allows you to focus more on managing your business and less on scanning and digesting what has become a flood of daily news and information on the web.
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