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  • EPFR

    Quants Corner - A clearer view over the hedge

    Quants Corner

    Historically, it has been hard to extract signals from aggregated hedge fund data that can (a) be integrated into existing investment processes or (b) used as the foundation for a new process. A desire to protect proprietary information, and greater discretion compared to so-called 40 Act funds regarding how much and when to report, makes the flow of data from the hedge fund universe inconsistent and heterogeneous. Read more...

    Topic industry-news

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    Quants Corner - Getting ready for the ‘transitory’ guest

    Quants Corner - Getting ready for the ‘transitory’ guest

    The US Federal Reserve believes the recent gains made by inflation will be temporary, and that the headline rate will be at or around its 2% level going into 2022. Investors are not so sure. Since the beginning of 3Q20, EPFR-tracked Inflation Protected Bond Funds have recorded inflows 40 of the 43 weeks through mid-April of this year. US Bank Loan Funds, meanwhile, have taken in fresh money all but one week year-to-date. During 2020 this fund group, traditionally viewed as a way to play rising short-term interest rates, posted outflows 41 of the year’s 52 weeks. Since inflation has – at least officially – been largely absent for over a decade, many of the investment strategies for dealing with it, such as focusing on precious metals, real estate, or other tangible assets, have a fair amount of dust on them. In this blog, we will look at this issue from the industry level, aiming to identify those that will fare best of the inflation’s recent gains prove not to be transitory. Read more...

    Topic industry-news

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    Quants Corner - Collective Investment Trusts: the latest wrinkle in fund time

    EPFR currently tracks over 133,400 shares classes offered by mutual, ETF, hedge funds and other vehicles that encompass over $46 trillion worth of assets. A small but rapidly growing part of this universe is occupied by Collective Investment Trusts, better known by the acronym CIT. Like ETFs and mutual funds, CITs are pooled investment vehicles. Unlike ETFs and mutual funds, CITs are not regulated by the SEC and not open to retail investors (though they can get access through qualified retirement plans). For providers, this lighter regulatory touch means that CITs are easier to open, have smaller compliance burdens and – often – charge lower fees. One of those providers describe CITs as “combining the cost savings of a separately managed institutional account with the convenience of a mutual fund.” Read more...

    Topic Industry News