The 'AlphaQ June 2017' special report comprises 14 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
The last issue of AlphaQ saw a 3,000 per cent increase in Twitter activity for a perfectly reputable story on Jacob Ma Weaver of Cable Car Capital’s approach to shorting, because there was a reference to recreational drugs in the headline.
Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet (pictured) and Charles McIntyre are co-founders of IBIS Capital, a London-based investment manager split across various operations, partly investment and partly giving advice. But the whole focus of the firm is on media, health and education technology.
2015 saw the launch of Anavio Capital Partners, and their event driven fund. The launch brought together three experienced managers in three distinctive and complementary sub-strategies, Special Situations, Arbitrage and Capital Markets.
Since AlphaQ last covered the subject in the April issue, cryptocurrencies have had another extraordinary growth spurt. The price of bitcoin doubled in a month and then fell back a little. It currently stands at around USD2,800.
Geoff Blake is director, head of business development and client services at KBI Global Investors, a Dublin based institutional asset manager, known formerly as Kleinwort Benson Investors.
Stephen Addicott is a partner in the timberland group at USD4.8 billion Stafford Capital Partners. The timberland assets within the firm total USD2.3 billion and within that sector is the revived USD300 million Phaunos Timber Fund.
Beverly Chandler writes that sustainable or socially responsible investment has a new title – impact investing – and the sector is beginning to enjoy real growth as investors increasingly choose to make a difference in the world, in addition to an investment return.
James Williams examines why US value equity investment managers Boston Partners, with USD90.6 billion of assets under management, has established a footprint in the UK.
Mexico's retail real estate market presents compelling investment opportunities for international investors, according to Jimmy Arakanji, co-CEO of Thor Urbana.
Dr William Charlton (pictured), Managing Director and Head of Global Research & Analytics at Pavilion Alternatives Group, LLC writes on measuring private equity performance.
James Williams interviews Roy Niederhoffer, who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in Computational Neuroscience in 1987 and has seen a lot of quantitative hedge funds come and go since 1993.
Global bond yields are expected to fluctuate over the course of 2017, but should rise steadily with US 10-year treasuries breaking the 3 per cent barrier by early 2018, writes James Williams.
James Williams writes that Europe's private equity market appears to be in rude good health.
Randeep Grewal (pictured) deep dives into car and car finance data this month in a bid to replace his wife's vehicle…