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Serenity Now

What can you do when you are going through a very tough time? You continue to invest in the business including building the highest quality teams in the industry.

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Quant Cassandra

If all of us, as investors, can persevere, we believe the long-term benefits are great. But even knowing all this in advance doesn’t make it easy. Hopefully, this reminder of what we all knew sixteen long months ago is helpful.

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Efficient Inefficiency: The Oxymoron That Explains the Investing World

Lasse Pedersen's new book, Efficiently Inefficient, is almost too good at laying out how successful professional asset managers think and act.

Perspective

Once More, Without Feeling

Cliff discusses why many of the breathless articles and TV headlines we’ve seen lately about the overall U.S. stock market are just not that interesting.

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The Hedgie in Winter

Cliff explains once again why hedge fund returns shouldn’t be compared to 100% long equities, how to do a more proper comparison, and then shares results.

Perspective

Risk Parity: Why We Lever

The role of leverage in risk parity is often misunderstood. For risk parity investors, there may be benefits to using modest leverage—it helps them build a more diversified, more balanced, and potentially higher-return-for-the-risk-taken portfolio.

Trade Publication

Where the Wild Things Aren't: Using Derivatives and Leverage to Improve Portfolio Performance

In the current world of modest risk premia, investors face a choice to limit their investment options, or diversify and build more stable portfolios.

Working Paper

Risk Adjusted Performance of Middlemen in Housing Markets

Do housing market asset flippers outperform? We study the risk-adjusted returns of asset flippers operating in the housing market of Los Angeles County with respect to both investments in the U.S. stock market and in a passive mutual fund tracking a representative U.S. REIT index.

White Paper

Understanding Managed Futures

Many investors have shied away from managed futures, perhaps due to a lack of understanding of how and why they work. This paper shows how such a strategy can be implemented. We then discuss their performance and diversification benefits historically

White Paper

The Limits of Convertible Bond Arbitrage

Convertible bond arbitrage suffered abysmally after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. This case study looks at how these strategies can break down in times of crisis, and the opportunities they offer in the aftermath.