The upshot is to identify whether your fund uses swaps and then to know that you’re likely going to pay more for it than is on the tin.
Watch for ‘Camouflaged’ Fees In Some Alt Funds – (Barrons)
The secret to the once-a-year call is the selection of economic gauges the robots track, like manufacturing data and other leading indicators, that drive long-term currency moves.
Quant Fund Gives Robots 364 Days Off to Best Currency Rivals – (Bloomberg)
Managed Futures sees $17 Billion in inflows while Hedge Funds see outflows of $34 Billion
Managed Futures Bucks The Money Flow Trend – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has extended the comment period on its proposed amendments to Regulation 4.22, which concerns the Annual Report that each commodity pool operator registered or required to be registered with the CFTC must distribute for each commodity pool that it operates.
CFTC Extends Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to Regulation 4.22 Regarding CPO Annual Reports — (CFTC)
this is the largest fine to date in the sprawling worldwide Libor investigation
It Just Cost Deutsche Bank $25,000 Per Employee To Keep Its Libor Manipulating Bankers Out Of Jail – (ZeroHedge)
Helping endowments manage their investments has grown into an almost $100 billion business that’s attracted stiff competition from banks, consultants and boutiques.
Wall Street Redoubles Fight to Manage $100 Billion at Endowments – (Yahoo)
As of June 2015, the endowments of the 812 U.S. universities that responded to an industry survey amounted to $529 billion
University Endowments – (Bloomberg)
In 2012-13 the damage in Central America amounted to about US$500m and put 350,000 people out of work.
Climate change predicted to halve coffee-growing area that supports 120m people – (The Guardian)
Over 2 million Colombians depend on coffee production for income
10 things you didn’t know about Colombian coffee – (Farm Futures)
The number of futures contracts held by traders has dropped by more than two-thirds from a 1997 high of 48,921, to 15,410 contracts last week.
The Frozen Concentrated Orange-Juice Market Has Virtually Disappeared – (Wall Street Journal)
So what are the true diversifiers and what are alternatives in name only?
All True Diversifiers are Alternatives, but not All Alternatives are True Diversifiers – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)