The 'AlphaQ – August 2015' special report comprises 15 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Welcome to the August issue of AlphaQ, the digital magazine based on skill based, risk adjusted returns

Welcome to the August issue of AlphaQ, the digital magazine based on skill based, risk adjusted returns

Our cover story this month is a profile of Hugh Hendry, founder and chief executive officer of Eclectica Asset Management. He may be a maverick and as much familiar for his robust media performances as his money management skills, but his firm has achieved 9 per cent per annum since launch 13 years ago, having survived the loss of over two thirds of its assets. In our piece, he stoutly defends global macro, saying that the flat years were when the strategy was doing exactly what it is designed to do.

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Striving to succeed

Striving to succeed

Beverly Chandler interviews Eclectica's Hugh Hendry (pictured) as he defends global macro, and reflects on the tough business of being a hedge fund manager.

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Strong drivers

Strong drivers

Direct lending markets in Europe are enjoying a period of growth, writes James Williams.

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The Voldemort zone

The Voldemort zone

Our regular columnist, Randeep Grewal (pictured), calls on Harry Potter to explain the complicated nature of currency relationships.

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Added value

Added value

In the first of a two part series on unconventional alternatives, Marianne Scordel (pictured), Founder of Bougeville Consulting, looks at litigation funding.

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The new reformation

The new reformation

Robert White (pictured), partner, Oldfield Partners, examines corporate governance, shareholder return and the unlocking of Japanese value.

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New market

New market

Advent's Jad Fares (pictured) explains Saudi's new market initiative will take its time evolving.