Wednesday, 6 May 2015
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Mar 10 2008 | 11:05am ET
Credit Suisse is turning to a trio of academics to give their investors alpha without actually investing in hedge funds. The firm’s Beta Strategies group has formed a partnership with hedge fund and alternative beta research specialists William Fung, David Hsieh and Narayan Naik to develop alternative beta strategies to replicate the risk and return characteristics of hedge fund strategies.
Fung and Hsieh, of the London Business School, and Naik, of Duke University, are widely recognized as pioneers in researching the fields of alternative beta and hedge fund replication, having explored these topics from an academic perspective since 1994.
“Institutional investors demand a detailed understanding of the return sources in their portfolios and are willing to substitute alternative beta factors through cost-effective replication strategies,” Oliver Schupp, head of Beta Strategies at CS, said.
“This new investment approach may ultimately allow investors to tactically adjust their portfolios to lower the expense ratio, enhance liquidity, hedge long positions and obtain a desired correlation.”
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…