Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Apr 20 2009 | 9:39am ET
Parker Global Strategies has teamed up with BlackTree Investment Partners, a London-based hedge fund founded by former Lehman Brothers executives, to launch a new suite of currency indices.
The firms tout the Parker BlackTree Currency Indices as the first of their kind to combine the alpha available from both active currency managers and a diversified portfolio of currency market drivers. The Currency Managers Index tracks the returns of active currency managers, while the Investment Strategies Index represents alpha derived by thematic rules-based investment strategies.
“The PBCI is innovative in its robust capture of both the alpha and beta available in the global currency markets and we are delighted to have teamed up with BlackTree to develop the most comprehensive measure of currency market performance to date,” said Virginia Parker, managing member and chief investment officer of Parker Global.
“We have identified 10 distinct investment styles representing three major drivers: macro/discretionary, model-driven and diversified.”
PGS and BlackTree are also launching the PBCI+ Index, which will target higher return with volatility of 6% by adjusting exposure to the underlying sub-indices.
The joint venture is also finalizing a suite of investable products based on the PBCI, which will offer a compelling set of features including low to no correlation to traditional asset classes, managed volatility, controlled risk, daily liquidity and a high level of transparency. The first to be launched will be based on the PBCI+.
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 ...