Monday, 20 October 2014
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Apr 5 2013 | 10:28am ET
Hedge funds are hungrier for risk, according to a quarterly Federal Reserve survey of derivatives brokers.
Almost half of the firms polled for the Senior Credit Officer Opinion Survey on Dealer Financing Terms reported that their most-favored hedge fund clients had shown an increased appetite for credit risk over the past three months. About a quarter saw a similar increase among their other hedge fund clients and insurance companies.
A quarter of the over-the-counter derivatives dealers also noted that hedge funds had increased their use of leverage over the past three months.
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 ...