Saturday, 30 August 2014
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May 25 2007 | 3:02pm ET
State Street Global Advisors just can’t get enough of 130/30 strategies and it is banking that its investors feel the same way. Just a few months after launching the State Street Global Alpha Edge strategy, the firm is back with another 130/30 strategy, the U.K. Alpha Edge.
SsgA’s latest 130/30 offering uses quantitative portfolio techniques to select stocks and is looking to build a diversified and neutral portfolio in terms of style, capitalization and sector, according to the firm. It is aiming to outperform the FTSE All-Share Index by 4% per year over rolling three-year periods.
"The key advantage of the 130/30 approach is that it allows managers to express both their negative and positive views to enhance return while controlling risk," said Kanesh Lakhani, managing director of SSgA. "This approach is at the forefront of modern fund management practice, and we expect the strategy to be highly attractive to institutional investors."
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...