The 'AlphaQ - June 2016' special report comprises 13 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
June’s AlphaQ gives us a cover story on the original robo-advisers – the systems and algorithms that dictate the trading in trend following systems. James Williams interviews the key players in the sector and finds out whether machines can beat the markets.
The tide is turning for hard currency emerging market debt (EMD), says the USD200 plus billion investment firm NN Investment Partners. Roy Scheepe (pictured), Senior Client Portfolio Manager, EMD, explains that the firm has over USD7.5 billion in the sector, distributed among public funds and tailor-made mandates for institutional clients.
Various divisions of FirstRand Bank have given rise to the business of RMB Westport, a sub-Saharan real estate developer, focusing on Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and the Ivory Coast, with ambitions to be the best developer and real estate investor on the African continent.
The recent Invest Europe 2015 European Private Equity Activity report found that private equity investment into European companies increased by 14 per cent to EUR47.4 billion in 2015, along with high fundraising and exit activity.
James Williams finds out how machine learning strategies are using pricing patterns to drive returns.
Beverly Chandler interviews Jeff Lynn (pictured), CEO of Seedrs, the UK's most active crowdfunder.
Golding Capital Partners' Oliver Huber (pictured) discusses Europe's `emerging' private debt market with James Williams.
Beverly Chandler interviews James Hay (pictured), veteran Malaysian fund manager on his Pangolin Asia Fund which has enjoyed a rollercoaster ride over the years.
James Williams writes on the investment potential of transport assets.
Mohit Bajaj (pictured), Director of ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, writes on the tactical ways institutional investors can use ETFs to gain inverse exposure.
Diego Franzin (pictured) is Head of Equity Europe, Pioneer Investments, a global investment firm with EUR224 billion in assets under management (as of December 2015). The firm has been managing bottom-up stock selection portfolios in Europe since 1996, but over the last five years, Franzin had been thinking about the problem of how to deliver an asymmetric-type portfolio product to equity investors that are sensitive to drawdowns.
Regular AlphaQ columnist Randeep Grewal (pictured) calls on Middle Earth to explain the importance of understanding the long term trend in interest rates.
James Williams interviews Chris Merry (pictured) of private equity administrator Ipes on the problems facing US private equity managers in Europe.