Category «Hedge funds»

Introducing my new blog series—The Trading Couch

When I started working on our Quant Invest and HFT series, I wanted to create a way for the audience to contextualize the speaker’s perspective. Simply put – I wanted the audience to connect with the speakers prior to the conference. But how could I accomplish this? What could I do to allow my audience …

Don’t be a jackass — Dever explains how to invest your money wisely

Investing can be a bit of a maze if you’re a newbie like myself. All the algorithms, derivatives, ups, and downs can be a bit much. But does that mean that you blindly follow the flavor of the week? Do you just close your eyes, spin around, and just pick anything to invest your hard …

Video & download: David Jessop of UBS on adding proprietary data to a quant strategy

David Jessop, MD and Global Head of Equities Quantitative Research at UBS, presented at The Trading Show Chicago 2012 on the topic, ‘Proprietary data and portfolio construction: adding proprietary data to a quant strategy.’ Watch the video below for insights on: The signals: volatility skew, growth surprise index and more Adding to your portfolio How …

Download financial modelling glossary

Are you new to financial modelling? Do you need to know how to build reliable and effective financial models? Financial modelling trainer Ranjit Naik has put together a glossary of key terms used in the field. Download the glossary now > Terms in the glossary include: Absolute reference Balance sheet plug Circular reference Formula auditing …

How to optimize your quant portfolio

The quant universe is constantly developing. Failing to keep up with the latest quant trends could have a  negative impact on your returns. Quant Invest New York is the leading event for traders and investors reviewing quantitative techniques and strategies. This is where top funds, traders and investors using quant approaches come to debate recent …

Video: The Trading Show Chicago event highlights

The Trading Show Chicago took place in June and was enjoyed by all. Approximately 1000 industry leaders, including traders, investors, funds, asset managers, HFTs, exchanges and leading service providers, came together to address the opportunities and challenges for the North American trading community. The conference streams included HFT World Chicago, Quant Invest Chicago and Exchange …

Investment allocation conference with Marc Faber

  Mr Marc Faber will be doing a keynote address on the aftermath of the European sovereign debt crisis and what it means for Asian investors, hedge funds and asset managers on Wednesday 5th September at 9:10am. Why Hedge Funds World Asia? Put simply it’s the annual meeting place for Asian institutional investors to engage …

India-focused hedge funds are best performers

Last year we published this information: Early estimates of India-focused hedge funds’ returns for March show a likely gain of 7%.  According to HFN database, India focused hedge funds will be top performers closely followed by Brazil and emerging markets focused hedge funds. At the end of March, hedge fund managers noted $12.5 billion inflows …

How to get ‘back to trading’ after a bitter losing experience

This guest blog post was provided by Topstep Trader. Topstep Trader are a media partner of The Trading Show Chicago, and were at the event this past June! In this article, I would like to talk about: How to continue learning to trade without damaging emotional and financial capital. The Trading world is highly competitive, …