The 'AlphaQ - June 2016' special report comprises 13 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Editorial

AlphaQ - June 2016

AlphaQ - June 2016

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. 

News feature

Emerging market debt comes back into fashion

Emerging market debt comes back into fashion

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. 

Feature

Keeping it private

Keeping it private

Golding Capital Partners' Oliver Huber (pictured) discusses Europe's `emerging' private debt market with James Williams.

Fund profile

Looking east

Looking east

Beverly Chandler interviews James Hay (pictured), veteran Malaysian fund manager on his Pangolin Asia Fund which has enjoyed a rollercoaster ride over the years.

Story

Trading the vol

Trading the vol

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.