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Get ready for ALTSLA 2016!

Jan 12th, 2016 | Filed under:


Updating CAIA’s Curriculum to Meet Industry Needs

Nov 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry

With a revised and updated curriculum, the CAIA Level I textbook offers the latest thinking and practices in the AI industry. Now is the best time to get started on earning the designation and demonstrating the credibility employers seek. Take a look as Keith Black, CAIA’s Managing Director of CurriculumRead More


China’s Oil Giant At Center Of Corruption Probe

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy

Oilprice.com's Ky Krauthamer looks at corruption in China's oil industry.Read More


CAIA Corner: The Keys to Successful Investing by Endowments and Foundations

Dec 9th, 2012 | Filed under:

Endowments and foundations typically are considered the early adopters in alternative investments. Watch this video with CAIA Association's Director of Curriculum Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, as he explains the different structures of endowments and foundations and why they are uniquely geared for successful alternative investing.Read More


Top 10 Operational Risks: The first two risk areas in a 10-part series

Sep 20th, 2012 | Filed under:

Operational risk within investment management firms can stem from many sources. Firms also have varying tolerance levels for accepting or handling such risk. Read More


Video: Topic Overview on Managed Futures

Jul 16th, 2012 | Filed under:

Director at Castle Hall Alternatives, Esther Zurba, MBA, CAIA, gives a general overview of Managed Futures and its coverage as part of the CAIA Program. She discusses some of the benefits and applications of Managed Futures programs and the intricacies of using them in a brief but informative presentation.Read More


Video: CAIA New York Real Estate Panel, Part 4

Jul 1st, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: On March 8, 2012 the CAIA New York Chapter held an educational panel focusing on real estate alternative investment strategies. The panel event was moderated by James Crystal (Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Rockefeller Capital Partners, Director of HedgeRead More


Video: CAIA New York Real Estate Panel, Part 3

Jun 18th, 2012 | Filed under:

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Video: CAIA New York Real Estate Panel, Part 2

Jun 4th, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: On March 8, 2012 the CAIA New York Chapter held an educational panel focusing on real estate alternative investment strategies. The panel event was moderated by James Crystal (Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Rockefeller Capital Partners, Director of HedgeRead More


Video: CAIA New York Real Estate Panel, Part 1

May 20th, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: On March 8, 2012 the CAIA New York Chapter held an educational panel focusing on real estate alternative investment strategies. The panel event was moderated by James Crystal (Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Rockefeller Capital Partners, Director of HedgeRead More


Video: John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures

May 6th, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: John Ruffolo, Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures and Head of Knowledge Investing for OMERS Strategic Investments, discusses opportunities now and in the future for private equity, venture capital, and the benefits of a direct investing approach. Mr. Ruffolo spokeRead More


Video: David McMillan, CFA, Partner, Mercer Investment Consulting

Apr 22nd, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: David McMillan, CFA, Partner, Mercer Investment Consulting, discusses the role of consultants, risk management, trends in the hedge fund industry, and the need for education—now and in the future. Mr. McMillan spoke with Wendy L. Coleman, CAIA, CFA, FRM, inRead More


Video: Mark O’Hare, Founder & CEO, Preqin

Apr 8th, 2012 | Filed under:

Mark O'Hare, Founder & CEO, Preqin, discusses the future of alternative investments and their role in institutional portfolios, private equity, data transparency, and the need for education in the alternative investment industry.Read More


Video: Cristian Tiu, Assistant Professor of Finance University at Buffalo

Mar 25th, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: Cristian Tiu, Assistant Professor of Finance University at Buffalo; Investment Committee Member, University at Buffalo Foundation, discusses endowment fund issues, including investing in hedge funds, the different types of risk, and meeting the needs of a university budget. Mr. TiuRead More


Video: David Rogers, Founding Partner of Caledon Capital Management on the Role of Alternatives (P2)

Mar 5th, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: David Rogers, CA, CBV, Founding Partner, Caledon Capital Management, discusses constructing an institutional portfolio with private equity, what premium above public markets institutional clients are seeking from private equity, and infrastructure investing. Mr. Rogers spoke with Wendy L. Coleman, CAIA,Read More


Video: Erik Knutzen of NEPC Speaks on the Role of Alternatives

Feb 12th, 2012 | Filed under:

From Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing at the CAIA Association: Introducing CAIA Conversations, a series of interviews with leading alternative investment experts that showcases current viewpoints on the alternative assets covered by the CAIA curriculum. The series launches with Erik L. Knutzen, CAIA, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, NEPC, who commentsRead More


Fiduciary Alpha

Apr 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Fiduciaries think of a client's needs before their own - sacrificing the latter if required. But does the requirement for a hedge fund manager to put their client's interests before their own help or hinder the search for alpha? It depends on who you ask.Read More


When it comes to real estate debt, embrace the gap

Dec 2nd, 2010 | Filed under:

The global real estate downturn is presenting some fantastic opportunities in the debt markets - for those who don't mind jumping into the growing funding gap between borrowers and lenders, and for those who think the worst in terms of asset market bubbles and busts is over.Read More


Hedge Fund Transparency: Careful what you wish for…

Oct 7th, 2010 | Filed under:

Quarterly government filings allow "copy-cats" to mimic hedge fund portfolios. But in an ironic twist, hedge funds themselves may actually have the last laugh. Read More


Founder of the Journal of Environmental Investing: “It’s all about alpha!”

Aug 11th, 2010 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

For many institutional investors, investing in the environment is now all about alpha, not social change.Read More


What the World Cup Can Teach Us About Modern Portfolio Theory

Jun 14th, 2010 | Filed under:

To celebrate the World Cup, our resident “sports reporter” (yes, apparently we now have a sports beat) draws on the Beautiful Game to make a point about CAPM… By: Miran Ahmad, AllAboutAlpha.com Editorial Board With the World Cup upon us and all eyes turned to South Africa, I could notRead More


6 Questions for Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman of BlackRock

May 9th, 2010 | Filed under:

An asset management firm that is ubiquitous in the fixed income and pension fund world, BlackRock is a world-leading alternative asset management franchise. Read More


What exactly is a “sophisticated” investor anyway?

Feb 21st, 2010 | Filed under:

How can you tell if a pension fund is "sophisticated"? Apparently, it may not be that tough...Read More


The Ineichen Dialogues Act III: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Dec 31st, 2009 | Filed under:

By: Alexander Ineichen. Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a bear named Winnie-the-Bear who lived in the Trillion Acre Wood. On some level, he was a silly old bear. Nevertheless, he was wondering what the fuss about hedge funds was all about. He invited his twoRead More


The Ineichen Dialogues Act II: LaRasmussteinmontians in Yellowstone Park

Nov 27th, 2009 | Filed under:

This month, we bring you Act II of Alexander Ineichen’s “Ineichen Dialogues” (Act I here)  In it, his three characters Winnie-the -Bear, George Jones and Ben Put discuss recent developments in the financial world with the kind of clarity your children will surely appreciate (pdf version). By: Alexander Ineichen, CFA,Read More


The Ineichen Dialogues: A Green Pig Down Wall Street

Oct 28th, 2009 | Filed under:

Regular readers will recognize the name Alexander Ineichen from his book Asymmetric Returns (see related post) and from his several popular monographs on the “Search for Alpha”.  CAIA charter holders may also recognize his name from the bottom of their charter – he is a board member of the CAIARead More


Fish, a near-death experience and other notes from Boston

Oct 22nd, 2009 | Filed under:

What do you get when you mix a former president of Pakistan, the world's leading expert on marine ecosystems, various central bankers, several trillion dollars of hedge fund assets and some Nobel laureates? Read More


Fisheries, tipping points, and disease “super-spreaders” in Boston

Oct 20th, 2009 | Filed under:

A unique event in Boston this week takes a fresh look at the financial ecosystem.Read More


7 Questions for John Rowsell of Man Investments

Sep 27th, 2009 | Filed under:

Man Investments' John Rowsell sits down with AllAboutAlpha.com Editorial Board member Andrew Saunders and discusses managed accounts, the shifting regulatory landscape and the investment opportunities facing Man over the next year. Read More


Summer of 1000 Posts: Alternatives in the Mainstream

Aug 30th, 2009 | Filed under:

Today, we bring you the final installment of our “Summer of 1,000 Posts” (more…) This week we’ll be looking at alternative investments in the mainstream by pulling from our archives of posts on media coverage of hedge funds and hedge fund investing for retail investors.  Enjoy. Report shows that someRead More


Summer of 1000 Posts: Institutional Investing

Aug 23rd, 2009 | Filed under:

Today, we bring you another installment of our “Summer of 1,000 posts” (more…) This week’s sampling from our archives covers the topic of Institutional Investing… Shipping as an alternative investment Thought shipping was just a global growth play?  Apparently, it depends on how you measure it. BCG Forecast: Institutions toRead More


Summer of 1000 Posts: Hedge Fund Regulation

Aug 16th, 2009 | Filed under:

Today, we bring you another installment of our “Summer of 1,000 Posts” (more…) This week’s sampling from our archives covers the topic of Hedge Fund Regulation… Hedge Fund Standards Board issues rules on how to exit crowded theatres when someone yells “Fire!” Here’s a set of safety instructions every movieRead More


Summer of 1000 Posts: CAPM/ Alpha Theory

Aug 9th, 2009 | Filed under:

Today, we bring you another installment of our “Summer of 1,000 posts” (more…) This week we’ll be looking back through our archives to cull posts on the topic of CAPM/Alpha Theory… How Hollywood, lotteries and mutual funds show that all risk is relative Since the birth of the CAPM, empiricalRead More


Summer of 1000 Posts: Investment Management Fees

Aug 2nd, 2009 | Filed under:

Today, we bring you another installment of our “Summer of 1,000 posts” (more…) This week’s sampling from our archives covers the topic of Investment Management Fees… What really drives the closed-end HF discount? Do premia and discounts on closed end hedge funds actually reflect anything about the funds themselves orRead More


Summer of 1,000 Posts: Portable Alpha and Alpha/Beta Separation

Jul 26th, 2009 | Filed under:

We had our official archivist pour over the first 1,000 posts to be published at AllAboutAlpha.com in order to bring you a selection of posts on the topic of Portable Alpha and Alpha/Beta Separation.Read More


Summer of 1000 Posts: Performance, Analytics & Metrics

Jul 19th, 2009 | Filed under:

Today, we bring you another installment of our “Summer of 1,000 posts” (more…) This week’s sampling from our archives covers the topic of Performance, Analytics & Metrics… Debate over value of Sharpe Ratio in HF analysis continues in new academic study A 2007 academic study rained on the alternative hedgeRead More


AAA Exclusive: 7 questions for Roger Ibbotson

Jul 14th, 2009 | Filed under:

Roger Ibbotson speaks candidly about hedge fund regulation, quant strategies and updates to the "ABCs of hedge funds."Read More


Summer of 1000 Posts: Alternative Beta and Hedge Fund Replication

Jul 12th, 2009 | Filed under:

We had our official archivist pour over the first 1,000 posts to be published at AllAboutAlpha.com in order to bring you a selection of posts on the topic of Alternative Beta and Hedge Fund Replication.Read More


Summer of 1,000 Posts: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Jul 5th, 2009 | Filed under:

We had our official archivist pour over the first 1,000 posts to be published at AllAboutAlpha.com in order to bring you a selection of posts on the topic of Hedge Fund Industry Trends.Read More


Summer of 1,000 Posts

Jun 28th, 2009 | Filed under:

We had our official archivist pour over the first 1,000 posts to be published at AllAboutAlpha.com in order to bring you a selection of posts on the topic of the CAPM and the theory behind our favorite Greek variable.Read More


Columnist argues hedge funds should be “regulated out of existence.” Time for a reality check.

May 21st, 2009 | Filed under: Media Coverage of Hedge Funds

Earlier this week a widely-read columnist provided a wonderful example of the challenges faced by those who wish to ban hedge funds - a lack of hard data.Read More


San Francisco Recap: Will “tectonic shifts” in the global economy finally give emerging markets hedge funds a chance to earn some alpha?

May 14th, 2009 | Filed under:

Here's to hoping recent global economic shifts can do something to add some alpha to emerging markets "hedge" funds.Read More


Help us put Harry Markowitz on the hot seat

Apr 28th, 2009 | Filed under:

Anyone who has ever taken a finance course is likely familiar with the name Harry Markowitz.  The Nobel Prize winner is widely credited with developing the framework upon which much of modern portfolio theory is based. What you may not know is that Markowitz is still very active in theRead More


A Letter from the Editor

Apr 13th, 2009 | Filed under:

AllAboutAlpha.com gets hitched.Read More


A graphical look at hedge fund leverage

Mar 5th, 2009 | Filed under:

The FSA found last week that hedge fund leverage has dwindled to nearly zero over the past year. But as you can see in these charts, it was never as high as commonly assumed in the first place. Read More


How layoffs in the Asian banking sector might be a boon for hedge funds

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Filed under:

Asian hedge funds have taken it on the chin recently. But then again, so has the Asian financial sector in general. And this has some hedge fund managers now thinking that the glass may be half-full, not half-empty.Read More


Hedge funds put on hold while consultants take calls from traditional investments

Feb 9th, 2009 | Filed under:

An annual survey of institutional investment consultants confirms hedge funds' fears - that investors have put them on "hold" and gone out for lunch. Read More


More evidence of indiscriminate hedge fund redemptions

Jan 28th, 2009 | Filed under:

Morningstar data published on Wednesday shows that cash-hungry hedge fund investors started bailing out of even the best-rated hedge funds in November. Read More


Most Popular AllAboutAlpha.com Posts of 2008

Dec 29th, 2008 | Filed under:

The envelope please...Read More


Hedge fund industry enters time-warp in January 1970, pops out virtually unchanged in 2008

Nov 27th, 2008 | Filed under:

This article in the January 1970 edition of FORTUNE magazine just might change your entire perspective on the hedge fund industry. Read More