The 'AlphaQ – October 2015' special report comprises 19 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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AlphaQ - October 2015

AlphaQ - October 2015

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. 

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Is bigger always better?

Is bigger always better?

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.

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Anti-social media

Anti-social media

Social media is a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers writes James Williams (pictured).

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News in Brief

News in Brief

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

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Aussie supers must do better

Aussie supers must do better

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.

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Insurers seeking yield gain help

Insurers seeking yield gain help

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.

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Keeping art safe

Keeping art safe

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. 

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“Eyes right!”

“Eyes right!”

Our regular columnist, Randeep Grewal, writes on the importance of keeping eyes on everything when evaluating a company.

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Looking to Qatar

Looking to Qatar

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.