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Perspective

An Annual Article About Nothing

Cliff examines a popular front-page New York Times article covering the top hedge fund earners.

Chief Investment Quarterly

You Can’t Hedge, but You Can Diversify

Investors may benefit from adding diversifiers to their portfolios, but diversifiers aren’t hedges. Hedges serve a different purpose…unless they’re from Texas.

Journal Article

An Alternative Future: Part I

Depending on whom you ask, hedge funds are either the wave of the future or a dangerous fad that has been grossly overcapitalized, and all will end in ruin.

Journal Article

An Alternative Future: Part II

In Part 1 of "An Alternative Future," I articulated a vision of hedge funds plus traditional index funds replacing traditional active management as the investing model of the future.

Journal Article

Sources of Change and Risk for Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are becoming much more institutionalized.

White Paper

Building a Better Alternatives Portfolio

Alternative strategies are valuable tools for potentially enhancing portfolio returns and are becoming widely accessible in mutual funds. We delve into alternatives and discuss why we beleive multistrategy alternatives should be at the core of an alternatives allocation.

Perspective

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.

White Paper

Building a Better Equity Market Neutral Strategy

Equity Market Neutral (EMN) is a well-established strategy designed to seek positive performance without exposing investors to the risk of the overall equity market. We explain how systematic EMN works to potentially improve diversification and returns.

Perspective

Hotel California: You Can Never Leave, Until You Are Asked To

For quite some time, we’ve been arguing that hedge funds are too correlated with equity markets. Given CalPERS’ recent decision to liquidate its hedge fund portfolio, we thought it a good time to review our thoughts on the hedge fund industry.

White Paper

Building a Better Long/Short Equity Portfolio

Conventional approaches to long/short equity (LSE) can introduce unintended risks. We propose an alternative approach that may more efficiently harvest the returns underlying LSE investing, while providing greater transparency and better risk control.