Category «Hedge funds»

Will the code-free movement end the era of the quants?

  Check out today’s Institutional Investor article by Daniel Nadler which focuses on the rising impact big data, coding, and cloud computing have on capital markets. As Daniel claim’s, “What was previously the work of quants and programmers will be opened up and made accessible to all financial professionals.” Read his article and even see …

The Wolves of Wall Street: infamous trading frauds and mishaps

In honor of Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated film, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, we have brought you the most infamous cases of insider trading, fraud, and trading mishaps. We’ll kick this off with the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ himself, Jordan Belfort. Jordan Belfort In the 1990’s, Belfort started his own brokerage firm, …

Top 10 Trading Twitter accounts you should be following

Do you ever get the feeling you’re being followed…? These people do. Social media has proven itself as a valuable tool for promoting yourself, your company and important information. Increasingly used in the financial world, we at Total Trading are advocates for the 140 characters and with the social giant turning 7, I thought it …

Top 8 questions to ask when planning a financial model

What is the most important aspect of the process of developing a financial model? The answer is probably PLANNING. The planning phase is one of the most neglected phases in the design, construction and proving of financial models. Whenever there is a new requirement for a financial model, the temptation is to rush to open …

Download: Michael Dever of ‘Jackass Investing’ and Brandywine Asset Management on what drives stock market performance

Michael Dever, founder and CEO of Brandywine Asset Management and author of “Jackass Investing: Don’t do it. Profit from it,” kindly provided this whitepaper entitled ‘What “drives” stock market performance?” Download the whitepaper here. “History has taught us, again and again, that when it comes to finance, the unexpected should be expected. No single financial …

Guest blog: Michael Dever of “Jackass Investing” and Brandywine Asset Management on risk, return drivers and portfolio diversification

This guest blog was submitted by Michael Dever, founder and CEO of Brandywine Asset Management and author of “Jackass Investing: Don’t do it. Profit from it.” Most financial professionals and academics have spent their careers trying to prove the rationality of markets and continue to instruct people to take unnecessary risks with their money. That …

Video & download: Randy Saaf of AlphaGenius on behaviorals and quantitative sentiment investing

Randy Saaf, CEO of AlphaGenius, presented at The Trading Show Chicago 2012 on the topic, ‘Behaviorals – quantitative sentiment investing.’ The approach outlined by Randy essentially can be summarized into: Data captured from social web –> data processed using statistics and machine learning algorithms –> quantitative trading models Sounds simple, right? Well, watch the video …

Video & download: Emanuel Derman on hedging tail risk for fund of hedge funds

Emanuel Derman, Professor of Financial Engineering at Columbia University, and Author of ‘My Life as a Quant’ and ‘Models Behaving Badly,’ presented at The Trading Show Chicago 2012 on the topic,‘Hedging tail risk for fund of hedge funds.’ Watch the video below for insights on: Risk: investment banks vs. funds of funds Issues arising out …