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Introduction to QuantLib training with Luigi Ballabio

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Forest health in a changing world

August 29, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

Recognizing the signs of ill forest health and teasing apart the causes are important both for sustaining the services that humans rely on and for the effective conservation of forest biomes. Understanding how we influence forest health and function is a key challenge for the future, as we increasingly realize the importance of forests to the maintenance of a healthy planet.Forest health in a changing world Andrew Sugden, Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, David Malakoff, Sacha VignieriScience 21...

Colloidal matter: Packing, geometry, and entropy

August 29, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

Colloidal particles, which consist of clusters of hundreds or thousands of atoms, can still resemble atomic systems. In particular, colloids have been used to study the packing of spheres and the influence of short-range interactions on crystallization and melting. Manoharan reviews these similarities, as well as the cases in which colloidal particles show behavior not seen in atomic systems. For example, the packing of nonspherical objects, where geometry or topology may matter, can give...

US market portrait 2015 week 35

August 29, 2015 by Patrick Burns   Comments (0)

US large cap market returns. Fine print The data are from Yahoo The S&P 500 stocks are used (as implied by Wikipedia on 2015 January 11) that still survive with the same symbol The initial post was “Replacing market indices” The R code is in marketportrait_funs.R — you are free to use these functions however you like

The Importance of Your Time Horizon

August 29, 2015 by The Aleph Blog   Comments (0)

Photo Credit: Dr. Wendy Longo || This horizon is distant…I ran across two interesting articles today:Volatility Doesn’t Equal Loss—Unless You Sell from Oppenheimer Funds, andBuying the Dips Doesn’t Work for Everyone by the estimable Jason Zweig.Both articles are exercises in understanding the time horizon over which you invest.  If you are older, you may not have the time to recover from market shortfalls, so advice to buy dips may sound hollow when you are nearer to drawing on your...

When to Deploy Capital

August 29, 2015 by The Aleph Blog   Comments (0)

Photo Credit: edkohler || Buy Now and smile!One of my clients asked me what I think is a hard question: When should I deploy capital?  I’ll try to answer that here.There are three main things to consider in using cash to buy or sell assets:What is your time horizon?  When will you likely need the money for spending purposes?How promising is the asset in question?  What do you think it might return vs alternatives, including holding cash?How safe is the asset in question?  Will it survive to the...

OppenheimerFunds Launches New Multi-Asset Growth Fund

August 28, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

OppenheimerFunds has launched a new global multi-asset growth fund that will invest across asset classes to efficiently provide risk-adjusted growth and aims to mitigate downside risk and volatility.  read more

OCBC Closes on S$550M PE Fund For Asian SMEs

August 28, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Singapore-based OCBC Bank, has closed on a new S$550 million private equity fund launched in conjunction with its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors. read more

Aberdeen Asset Management Launches $500M Multi-Strat Liquid Alternative Fund

August 28, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Aberdeen Asset Management has lauched a new liquid alternatives fund that aims to offer retail investors access to a wide range of alternative investment strategies.  read more

ALTIN Announces 4.29% YTD Gain Through July 31

August 28, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Multi-strategy fund of hedge funds ALTIN has revealed first-half and July 2015 results that beat its benchmark and underlined the robustness of its fund construction.  read more

Senators Grassley, Cornyn Seeking Details on Litigation Finance

August 28, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Two Republican senators asking questions of three firms as they begin taking a serious look at a relatively new area of interest for hedge funds - litigation finance. read more