The 'AlphaQ – October 2015' special report comprises 19 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Colloquially known by investors as the way of telling if your investment manager is worth his or her fees, alpha is the X factor for which investors and their fund managers are constantly searching.
With the recent launch of Preqin's Performance Benchmarks by fund size, the firm investigates investor appetite for different fund sizes, the composition of the industry and risk-adjusted performance by fund size.
The increasing complexity of the cybersecurity threat to the fund industry has given rise to a new venture from global governance providers Carne Group and CalQRisk, a developer of enterprise-wide risk management technology solutions.
James Williams talks to Newedge's James Skeggs.
News came this month that the specialist hedge fund professional services firm Arthur Bell has formed Arthur Bell Limited based out of Ireland, its first expansion into Europe.
Social media is a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers writes James Williams (pictured).
PwC finds global market volatility slows – US IPO activity decreased in the third quarter of 2015, as market volatility increased and investors paused to evaluate the impact of
James Williams examines the new look convertible bond market.
Professor Michael Drew (pictured) and Dr Adam Walk from Australia's Griffith University and co-directors of consultancy firm Drew, Walk & Co, call on Voltaire to comment on the current situation for Australia's current and soon to be pensioners.
James Williams interviews Dr Oliver Thalmann of Aravis.
Managing non-traditional assets requires complex investment accounting and reporting often not supported by insurance companies' legacy systems, writes Timothy Reilly (pictured), SVP, institutional & investment management at SS&C Technologies.
Beverly Chandler talks with a new specialist art portfolio adviser, Cadell+Co, who launched over the summer, offering a combination of asset preservation and portfolio management services for art held in trust.
Are the hedge fund fees you're paying accurate asks Mark Weir (pictured), Maples Fund Services.
Our regular columnist, Randeep Grewal, writes on the importance of keeping eyes on everything when evaluating a company.
Hedge fund managers are favouring healthcare over infotech stocks, writes James Williams.
Jonathan White, client portfolio manager at Axa Rosenberg writes on the investing monkey phenomenon.
James Williams interviews David Pahl (pictured) of global real estate firm GTIS Partners.
Investment in Qatar is set to reap rewards for investors, says Nick Wilson (pictured), chairman of the London-listed Qatar Investment Fund Plc, a USD180 million fund which is the only closed end fund offering exposure to the market.
James Williams interviews Dr Chris Jones of Bfinance on the current asymmetry in the credit markets.