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Market Neutral Investment Strategy

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The Option Writer focuses on a  market-neutral investment strategy that profits from the time decay of index options.  We collect up front premiums from selling deep OTM options with low probabilities of expiring ITM.  Since we are able to write/sell options on both sides of the market (Puts and Calls), we believe that any major market movement will still produce substantial returns with minimal risk. Moreover, our risk managment strategy related to spread trading reduces capital exposure in extremely volatile market conditions. Cold, Hard Facts – Right From The Source According to a breakdown by the Chicago Mercantile ...
open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities than traditional long -only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager . Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares , debt and commodities . Some people consider the fund created in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones to be the first hedge fund. As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to hedge some of the risks ...
» Convertible Arbitrage: Shifting Gears – Review & Summary » Hedge ...
Convertible Arbitrage*: Shifting Gears, a new 15 page white paper released by Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, examines the reasons behind the Convertible Arbitrage meltdown in 2008 and the factors driving the strategy’s recent turnaround. (* is a market neutral investment strategy that is often associated with hedge funds, involving the long position on a convertible security and a short position in its converting common stock.) The paper discusses the strategy’s ability to generate positive returns both during the declines in equity markets in January and February, as well as during the global market rallies in March ... market research, surveys and trends
Centennial Max Plan: Structured Single Premium Investment-Linked ...
In this volatile market, more investors are looking for conservative investment with capital preservation. That’s why there are so many structured fund being launched recently, including PNB Structured Investment Fund and Takaful MyAl-Afdhal . The latest structured investment fund from Great Eastern is the Centennial Max Plan. If you are looking for something that has potential to beat the return of Fixed Deposit and gives a capital protection feature, structured funds might be your cup of tea. Below is the information taken from Great Eastern about the newly launched Centennial Max Fund. Q : What is Centennial Max Plan? ... market research, surveys and trends


Survey Glossary - GLOSSARY
figure by the percent of the dollars it holds in the pool. .... Relative value - A market neutral investment strategy that involves the ... Market capitalization is generally characterized as Large (greater than $10 billion), Mid ($2 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A Human Portfolio
$7 billion portfolio. But what Weiss is most passionate about these days is getting children through .... degree –a return of 906 percent on Say Yes's investment. .... This so-called market-neutral investment strategy is, of course , now ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Travelling through the hedge fund maze
Contrary to popular belief, hedge funds could help reduce the risk in investment portfolios, but advisers are still constrained by access to good research to make proper use of these funds, Wouter Klijn reports. Walk into the office of Phillip Boustridge at Pengana Capital's Sydney office on Bond Street and you will notice immediately that this is no ordinary office. The room is filled with computer screens. There are three desks in the office and among them they have a grand total of eight screens, four of them are Boustridge's. There is no doubt possible: he is a quantitative fund manager. Quantitative fund managers ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
keep your cool in a scary market
(Money Magazine) -- You knew it couldn't go on forever. And deep down, the spectacular run-up in stocks that began when the bear market bottomed in March 2009 was actually making you a little nervous. An 80% surge in just 13 months was starting to feel a lot like bubble territory. So yes, a breather was probably in order. But another full-blown financial crisis? One that would hammer stock markets around the globe? You were hardly expecting that; few people were. Spiraling debt troubles in Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and Spain kicked off the chaos. Worries about a sharp economic slowdown in China and anemic job growth ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Highbridge Statistical Market - No-Action Letter
Apr 7, 2008 ... the Funds' market neutral investment strategy, a prime brokerage relationship and custodial relationship are necessary to effect short sales ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Market Neutral Funds
t's hard to remain neutral about market-neutral investing strategies, the latest fad to emerge in the mutual-fund industry. "It's an exciting opportunity for fund investors," gushes Gerard Breitner, president of Manhattan's ExComp Asset Management, an investment adviser. Simply put, market-neutral funds aim to deliver above-market returns with lower risk by hedging bullish stock picks with an equivalent, but diversified, number of bearish, or short, bets. Some income is also generated from the interest earned by placing the cash proceeds of the short sales in a money-market account. But, make no mistake, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Can anyone explain to me, in layperson's terms, what a hedge fund is?
The first hedge fund was created by A.W. Jones in 1949 and had a strategy that today would be termed "equity market-neutral"; the fund bought stocks it expected to outperform and shorted stocks it expected to underperform.  In other words, the fund hedged away its market risk (hence, the term "hedge fund").  The fund was structured as a limited partnership, was available only to accredited investors (high net worth individuals and institutions), and was compensated strictly through performance fees (20% of total return delivered to investors). Over time, other funds developed other strategies (many of which actually do ...
What purpose do hedge funds serve and what is the different from ...
On an overall basis, hedge funds exist for the benefit of the fund managers to receive enormous compensation in exchange for mediocre performance. Mutual funds exist for the benefit of the fund managers to receive substantial compensation in exchange for mediocre results. posted 3 months ago Consultant at BP Solar and Advanced Performance Solar see all my answers Andy has got a point. The large majority of Hedge Fund Managers are mediocre at best, along with their Mutual Fund brethren. But there are spectacularly inept one's as well. On the other end of the distribution are the one's who belong in the Business ...