Monday, 20 October 2014
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Aug 9 2010 | 2:07pm ET
French asset manager Carrousel Capital is marking its tenth anniversary with the launch of a quantitative hedge fund.
The firm, which specializes in closed-end fund arbitrage, has been building the new strategy for three years. The systematic fund will rotate its investment strategies, investing in liquid vehicles in a variety of asset classes, among them stocks, bonds, indices, commodities and currencies.
“Back in 2007 when we began the development of this new strategy we knew that investors were looking for ever greater liquidity, transparency, and diversity and so designed Centrix IX to deliver on all those requirements,” CEO Bruno Sangle-Ferriere told HedgeWeek. "We believe that taking a rigorous, systematic approach removes much of the risk posed by human behaviour and human error, but by retaining human oversight of our model we can remain dynamic in the event of unusual market conditions.”
The Centrix IX fund is named for the grand ecoles alma maters of Sangle-Ferriere and directors Christophe Le Lannou and Lilian Chovin.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...