Hedge fund return predictability depends on having a long track record to analyze. How long is long enough? You won’t like the answer.
In this quick note on compounding vs volatility. I demonstrate how volatility of returns interferes with the compounding process leading to returns lower than the casual observer might expect. I raise the specter of how this may negatively impact portfolio optimization.
Before you can start analyzing hedge funds you need to scrub the data. We look at the basics of hedge fund data hygiene. We give you some tips and tricks specific to Hedge Funds, and tell you what to watch out for.
This is the April 2018 edition of my series of posts on new commodity pools registered with the NFA. To keep things interesting I include a list of all the crypto-currency related pools (crypto pools) in the NFA’s commodity pool database, and an analysis of the rate bitcoin pools are being formed.
The post details the changes the SEC has made in the Form ADV October 2017 Version versus the October 2012 Version. We get much more accurate customer profile information. Finally we get information about separately managed accounts, key data when looking at major hedge funds and CTAs.