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Conference Notes - Agecroft "Gaining the Edge" 2019

Nov 6, 2019 4:17:08 PM

For the 4th year running, Vidrio was a sponsor of Agecroft’s “Gaining the Edge” hedge fund allocator conference in NYC. Agecroft does a very nice job bringing together a mix of funds, allocators and service providers. Below is a summary of my observations from this year’s event:

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Seeing Both Sides of the Risk Coin

Jun 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM

For investors placing money with hedge funds, calculating the risk of these investments is a multi-faceted problem.

Some risk elements, like standard deviation, are relatively easy to calculate: track performance over time and see how widely performance swings to the positive and negative. Other risks, like Greeks and VaR based on the derivative holdings of funds, are far more difficult as they require both transparency to the actual holdings of the fund, and advanced calculation models to generate results.

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