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The following are the latest articles we have written:
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.
I review “Multi-Dimensional Diversification” by Dr. Rufus G Rankin. It’s a quick, jargon-free introduction to using principal component analysis as a route to creating a more diverse asset portfolio. Highly recommended.
Lots that’s new in “New Commodity Pools January 2018” – See which strategies are hot and which are not! A table of 450+ pools registered over the last 13 weeks by the world’s biggest asset managers. Download the complete file of 1800+.
I make the case for alternatives in institutional portfolios. Far from reducing exposure to hedge funds, investors should be increasing it. Simple portfolios and dramatic results make the point.
Investigating the Bridgewater vs Grant’s Interest Rate Observer article on ZeroHedge – there is not much of a mystery here. We go to the source to see what’s what.