Coaches Can Take Portfolio Managers & Traders To The Next Level

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By Rajan Chopra, CEO of Chopra Coaching LLC   Ask traders if they would like coaching to improve performance and one might either get a quizzical look or “Coaching? What’s coaching going to teach me that I don’t already know?” It’s understandable that many are skeptical about the value of coaching and resistant to it […] Read more »

Three Coping Strategies for Investment Decision Making

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By Mark Rzepczynski, CEO at AMPHI Research and Trading, LLC The behavioral finance revolution has added immensely to our knowledge on the aberrations from efficient markets and rational expectations. Mistakes happen because we are sloppy thinkers. However, the wide list of behavioral biases does not help us define what it means to be rational in real life […] Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Process Using Behavioral Science

By Clare Flynn Levy of Essentia Analytics   It’s no secret that professional investors often struggle to apply the theoretical lessons of behavioral finance to their everyday activity. That’s why I founded Essentia Analytics. Our service helps active investors apply behavioral science to their own decision-making and generate measurable alpha gains, as a result. Here […] Read more »

Maverick Continues to Increase Portfolio Concentration into 2016

By Stan Altshuller, Co-founder and Chief Research Officer, and Brett Turenchalk, Analyst – Client Analytics of Novus Partners Inc.   Maverick Capital The definition of entrenched, firmly established and unlikely to change, only partially applies to Maverick Capital. It is firmly established in the hedge fund industry as one of the oldest tiger cubs and commands […] Read more »

How To Improve Your Mindset For Trading & Investing

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By Taylor Pearson, with an introduction by Simon Kerr of Enhance Consulting   Introduction This essay has been published on HFI (with permission) not because it mentions two familiar names/brands from the hedge fund industry (Ray Dalio and Bridgewater, and Peter Thiel of Clarium Capital). Rather, a number of constructions that are key to successful […] Read more »

The Buyers’ Lot in Mergers & Acquisitions

By Ariel Markelevich, Ph.D., CMA, and Leena Roselli for Financial Executives Research Foundation, Inc.   Based on recently published financial information, Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity has been on the rise since 2009 with 2013 activity volume valued at $2.9 trillion-the highest since 2008’s $3.1 trillion mark.1 This upward trend has continued into the first […] Read more »

Managing Position Size In Merger Arbitrage – VRX v AGN

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor Asset Management shows merger arbitrage as the best performing strategy this month (data up to 17th June). Merger arb is also one of the best performing strategies this year (up 3.3% YTD). The Allergan vs. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International deal was the hottest spot […] Read more »

Mental Preparation For Trading Through The Default Network

By Simon Kerr, Principal of Enhance Consulting   Q. Where do you  suggest new traders begin? A. (Phantom of the Pits)  Get your office ready! Pick out your office where it is comfortable for you to have quiet time and a proper place to relax. Trading is going to be an all out effort if […] Read more »

Attaining Performance Excellence In Hedge Funds

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By Paul Berry   What could a portfolio manager, a neurosurgeon and a military fighter-pilot possibly have in common? Well, they all work in high-performance professions where competition to enter is intense, with few enjoying success. The jobs are highly demanding, often encroaching into one’s personal life and the consequences of failure are significant. Yet […] Read more »