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So you’re determined: you’ll invest with the stars only

Posted by Alex Krainer on April 30, 2010

These days, the alternative investments market seems like a star managers’ seller’s market: everyone wants to invest with the stars and hardly a penny finds its way toward lesser managers. Quality, no quality, performance or no performance – either you’re big and famous, or you don’t exist as far as the world’s “sophisticated” investors are concerned. Read the rest of this entry »


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Market risk, hedging & shareholder value

Posted by Alex Krainer on April 13, 2010

Strategic risk management is among the most powerful ways for companies to upgrade their competitive edge, boost profitability and enhance shareholder value. This is especially true for commodity-related industries where exposure to volatile prices of commodities, foreign currencies or interest rates represents some of the main sources of risk. However, such a business should not seek to eliminate the price risk as this would also eliminate one of the strongest drivers of profitability and value creation. Read the rest of this entry »

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