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AlphaQ - June 2016
AlphaQ - June 2016

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:25

Our cover story this month is machine-based trading where we examine whether systems can beat markets. We also look at two types of debt, emerging market debt and 'emerging' private company debt, real estate (shopping mall in sub-Saharan Africa, anyone?) and introduce the Scratchybeards, from Middle Earth.

The 'AlphaQ - June 2016' special report comprises 13 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Beverly Chandler, AlphaQ

AlphaQ - June 2016

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:32

June’s AlphaQ gives us a cover story on the original robo-advisers – the systems and algorithms that dictate the trading in trend following systems. James Williams interviews the key players in the sector and finds out whether machines can beat the markets.  »

Roy Scheepe

Emerging market debt comes back into fashion

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:38

The tide is turning for hard currency emerging market debt (EMD), says the USD200 plus billion investment firm NN Investment Partners. Roy Scheepe (pictured), Senior Client Portfolio Manager, EMD, explains that the firm has over USD7.5 billion in the sector, distributed among public funds and tailor-made mandates for institutional clients.  »

Simon Fifield, RMB

Finding returns in sub-Saharan real estate

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:42

Various divisions of FirstRand Bank have given rise to the business of RMB Westport, a sub-Saharan real estate developer, focusing on Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and the Ivory Coast, with ambitions to be the best developer and real estate investor on the African continent. »

Dörte Höppner, Chief Executive of Invest Europe

Invest Europe sees private equity increase

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:49

The recent Invest Europe 2015 European Private Equity Activity report found that private equity investment into European companies increased by 14 per cent to EUR47.4 billion in 2015, along with high fundraising and exit activity.  »

James Williams

The rise of the machine

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:53

James Williams finds out how machine learning strategies are using pricing patterns to drive returns. »

Jeff Lynn, CEO of Seedrs

Crowdfunding gains support

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:01

Beverly Chandler interviews Jeff Lynn (pictured), CEO of Seedrs, the UK's most active crowdfunder. »

Oliver Huber

Keeping it private

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:06

Golding Capital Partners' Oliver Huber (pictured) discusses Europe's `emerging' private debt market with James Williams. »

James Hay

Looking east

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:13

Beverly Chandler interviews James Hay (pictured), veteran Malaysian fund manager on his Pangolin Asia Fund which has enjoyed a rollercoaster ride over the years. »

Jason Clatworthy, Deloitte

Harnessing alpha from transport assets

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:19

James Williams writes on the investment potential of transport assets. »

Mohit Bajaj, Director of ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital

The long and the short of using ETFs

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:27

Mohit Bajaj (pictured), Director of ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, writes on the tactical ways institutional investors can use ETFs to gain inverse exposure. »

Diego Franzin

Trading the vol

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:30

Diego Franzin (pictured) is Head of Equity Europe, Pioneer Investments, a global investment firm with EUR224 billion in assets under management (as of December 2015). The firm has been managing bottom-up stock selection portfolios in Europe since 1996, but over the last five years, Franzin had been thinking about the problem of how to deliver an asymmetric-type portfolio product to equity investors that are sensitive to drawdowns.  »

Randeep Grewal

Introducing the Scratchybeards

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:36

Regular AlphaQ columnist Randeep Grewal (pictured) calls on Middle Earth to explain the importance of understanding the long term trend in interest rates. »

Chris Merry, Ipes

The push and pull of doing business in Europe

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 09:40

James Williams interviews Chris Merry (pictured) of private equity administrator Ipes on the problems facing US private equity managers in Europe. »

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