The 'AlphaQ April 2017' special report comprises 11 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Welcome to April and our second-year anniversary issue of AlphaQ. Our cover story this month covers all things new in the cyptocurrency world. We look at the bitcoin ETF applications in the US and the currency’s growing strength the world over and ask whether bitcoin, and its close cousin Ethereum, are ready to take on the capital markets. What can digital currencies offer you, the institutional investor?
Altavista Investment Management is a London-based manager focused on producing risk adjusted returns for long-term investors. The firm employs a fundamental long/short approach to investment in global and, separately, Indian equities.
Gildas Surry(pictured) is the analyst and fund manager of Axiom Alternative Investments European Financial Debt Fund. The fund was launched in November 2015, just five months after Surry joined the firm, and currently has GBP60 million under management. Overall, Axiom has EUR700 million under management.
Jacob Ma-Weaver(pictured) is founder and manager at Cable Car Capital LLC, a fledgling long/short investment adviser based in San Francisco.
Supporters believe digital currencies are developing capital market layers. Beverly Chandler investigates.
James Williams writes that a report by Canadian bank Setter Capital has found that the global secondary market for alternative assets shrank slightly in 2016.
German cities are forecast to be Europe's most highly favoured real estate investment in 2017, writes James Williams, as investors seek out well performing safe haven assets.
James Williams interviews Renaud Champion (pictured), Head of Credit Strategies at La Française Investment Solutions.
Remaining cyber secure is key for fund managers and their investors and they need to know the cybersecurity position of their vendors writes James Williams.
James Williams explains that The Smart Cube is designed to give companies access to insights to help them establish a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
AlphaQ columnist Randeep Grewal (pictured) harpoons the problem behind passive investing.