The 'AlphaQ October 2016' special report comprises 13 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
October’s issue of AlphaQ reflects caution from investors with risk-on investing top of an agenda that includes diversification among assets that might not be seen as typically risk-on, including emerging markets, carry trades and real assets.
Regime change at the Aurora Investment Fund has seen its assets under management increase, while its portfolio achieved a 5.7 per cent return, against a market rise of 1.9 per cent, in August.
Investment consulting business bfinance has been appointed by the Brunel Pension Partnership, an investment pooling project, to undertake an independent review of the plans to pool the GBP23 billion in investment assets of 10 local government pension funds in the South West.
Dome Equities is a USD1.27 billion US real estate firm. CIO Eric Jones explains that the firm launched 16 years ago in the same Manhattan building they still inhabit and has always focused on US real estate.
The TIR Europe Forestry Fund from GBP1.5 billion Timberland Investment Resources Europe LLP has executed a first close with an initial USD74 million of committed capital.
The traditional hedge fund consultant role is under attack from PivotalPath, a New York based hedge fund consultant, which finds the model antiquated. Managing principal Jon Caplis came to the firm in 2013, having been on the other side of the desk, most recently as the co-head of risk management and member of the investment committee at Campbell & Company, a multi-billion dollar CTA.
Beverly Chandler interviews Alper Ince (pictured), PAAMCO managing director and sector specialist, on its recent expansion into emerging markets.
James Williams writes that cloud platforms are revolutionising the way hedge funds manage their businesses.
James Williams (pictured) examines the trend for PE firms to invest in data, telecoms and tech-enabled businesses.
Campbell & Company's Susan Roberts (pictured) argues the case for why carry trades should not be viewed merely as an FX play but can, when applied across multiple asset classes, produce enhanced risk-adjusted returns.
Scott Crowe (pictured), Chief Investment Strategist at CentreSquare Investment Management outlines the case for income producing real assets.
James Williams (pictured) explores why risk parity should not be viewed as a hedge fund substitute.
Randeep Grewal (pictured) returns to Middle Earth, using a little magic to reveal Elven investment tricks, via John Maynard Keynes.