Videos

Why Litman Gregory Created a Liquid Alternatives Fund

Litman Gregory Alternatives Fund

When Ken Gregory first went looking for a liquid alternatives fund, he had the following items on his checklist:High-quality, credible sub-advisors running understandable strategies that provided diversification and had low correlation to one another; Low levels of absolute risk; Returns in the mid-to-high single digits; and Fees are ... [read more]

Video: The Evolution of Hedge Funds and the Future of Asset Management

Video Asness Chriss Cohen

The Milken Institute’s Global Conference, which took place earlier this month in Los Angeles, featured a discussion on the future of the hedge fund industry. While the panel may not have fully resolved the current hedge fund conundrum, the discussion was interesting nonetheless. The panel included Cliff Asness of AQR, Neil Chriss of Hutchin Hill ... [read more]

Video: Howard Marks Interviews Stephen Schwarzman

Howard Marks and Stephen Schwarzman Interview

In a recent video filmed as part of the Howard Marks Investor Series at The Wharton School, Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman sits down with his friend and colleague Howard Marks to discuss a wide range of topics. Mr. Schwarzman, who joined Lehman Brothers in 1972 and founded Blackstone in 1985, served in the military with Mr. Marks, the ... [read more]

Video: Scott Minerd Provides Outlook for Rates and Fixed Income

Scott Minerd Guggenheim

In this episode of WealthTrack with Consuelo Mack, Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners discusses his outlook for interest rates and fixed-income investments. Mr. Minerd is Guggenheim’s Global CIO and portfolio manager for a pair of 5-star mutual funds:Guggenheim Total Return Bond Fund (GIBIX) Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund ... [read more]

Video: Long/Short Credit Opportunities in 2016

Benjamin Esty Palmer Square

In this video, Palmer Square Executive Director Benjamin Esty looks at long/short credit opportunities in 2016. He begins by assessing the current lay of the land: High-yield bonds are yielding around 9.7%, but excluding bonds issued by commodity-linked firms, the average yield is 8.2%. A year earlier, in spring 2015, the respective yields were ... [read more]

Steve Gerbel Explains How to Manage Merger Arbitrage Risk

Steve Gerbel Explains How to Manage Merger Arbitrage Risk

In this video, Steve Gerbel explains merger arbitrage by making an analogy to air travel: “They say the safest place for an airplane is in the hangar, but that’s not what airplanes are for,” he says. When we fly, we want the reward of air travel, and we’re willing to take on some risk in pursuit of that reward – but we want the risk to be as ... [read more]

The Paradox of Higher Returns With Lower Risk

Universa Investments CIO Mark Spitznagel Tail Risk Hedging

In this video, Universa Investments' Founder and CIO Mark Spitznagel simplifies their rapidly growing concept of tail-hedged equities, specifically how incorporating asymmetry into portfolio construction and asset allocation can significantly improve risk-adjusted returns. In particular, Mr. Spitznagel echoes the sentiments of many investors, who ... [read more]

Trick or treat?

Sophie Rossini Man FRM

Man Group’s 2016 Unconventional Views video series is designed to present original thoughts and insights that challenge the consensus view. The videos feature leading executives from the firm’s four investment engines, Man AHL, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Numeric, explaining their views on various investment themes.If past performance is not ... [read more]

The Best Way to Make Money May Be to Initially Lose Money

Himanshu Gulati Man GLG

Man Group’s 2016 Unconventional Views video series is designed to present original thoughts and insights that challenge the consensus view. The videos feature leading executives from the firm’s four investment engines, Man AHL, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Numeric, explaining their views on various investment themes.Contrarian investing is a ... [read more]

China: Land of Stock Picking Opportunity

Simon Pickard Man GLG

Man Group’s 2016 Unconventional Views video series is designed to present original thoughts and insights that challenge the consensus view. The videos feature leading executives from the firm’s four investment engines, Man AHL, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Numeric, explaining their views on various investment themes.China was the world’s ... [read more]