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Pre-IPO; What to look out for

Pre-IPO or Late stage VC investing Pre-IPO stock investments are fundamentally a very late stage VC funding investment. These types...
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The Hedge Fund Smell Test

The Hedge Fund Smell Test

In "Hedge Fund Investing: The 4-Ps," I discussed the notion of due diligence and how investors might go about selecting...
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Hedge Fund Investing: The 4-Ps

Hedge Fund Investing: The 4-Ps

There are various reasons why someone might want to invest in a hedge fund. The most obvious, of course, is...
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Review: Online Hedge Fund Database Providers in 2019

Data vendors are useful in that they allow us to find all the data we may need in one place...
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The Short Guide to Private Equity

The Short Guide to Private Equity

Are you looking to “divorce” your stock broker? Are you willing to take on higher risk, a longer outlay, and...
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The Endowment Model; Blessing or Curse?

The Value of Alternatives What is known now as the Endowment Model was introduced  by David Swensen of Yale in...
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Performing Due Diligence in Manager selection

Due Diligence consists of performing a careful, competent and thorough review of an investment, its soundness and its suitability. Due...
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Hedge Fund Investing: A Contrarian Dream

Many commentators have voiced opinions about what is wrong with hedge fund investing. In “The Misguided Focus on Hedge Fund...
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The Misguided Focus on Hedge Fund Fees

Few doubt that billionaire Warren Buffett is a smart man and a savvy investor. But he is also a hypocrite...
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Managed Futures; what they are and how they work

A 67 year old Asset class Futures have been around for a long time, in the US the first Futures...
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Timberland & Farmland an alternative to Real Estate

Timberland and its origin as an asset class Timberland is the ownership of forests for the long-term harvesting of wood...
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Finding the Perfect Hedge: Gold vs. Bonds in your Portfolio

Finding the Perfect Hedge: Gold vs. Bonds in your Portfolio

Building your portfolio gives you complete control over which investments to include but it also opens you up to greater...
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Recreating Hedge Fund Returns

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Recreating Hedge Fund Returns

The hedge fund industry is filled with superstar managers. They consistently turn out above-average returns, making enough money for their...
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Introduction to VC Funds and investing in start-ups

The Venture Capital Concept The idea behind VC is to invest in Entrepreneurs and their companies that are in the...
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Introduction to Private Equity

A Broad Definition Private Equity has been around a long time and is broadly considered as any privately held interest...
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Main Hedge Fund Strategies & Their Definitions

Hedge Funds Universe Hedge Funds have a myriad of different types of strategies and it should be well defined and...
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Hedge Fund Investing: Still on the Upswing

It was big news on Wall Street when the California Public Employees' Retirement System announced just over a year ago...
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Private Equity and The J-Curve

Cash Flow profile of a Private Equity Investment The cash flow of a Private Equity investment and therefore of the...
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Role of Commodities in Portfolio Allocation

There are fundamentally 2 reasons for including Commodities within a Portfolio, diversification and return enhancement. We will have a look...
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Real Estate ; Debt Investments

Real estate investments in Debt Real Estate Debt is broadly divided into two types; Residential Mortgages and Commercial Mortgages. The...
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