PODCAST

The challenges of modelling risk in today’s market

The challenges of modelling risk in today’s market

In this podcast, Alex Botte (pictured), CFA, CAIA, Client Solutions Research at Two Sigma and Venn, discusses what impact Covid-19 has had on the way risk is perceived, modelled, and ultimately managed within investor portfolios. And how next generation AI tools are helping to generate fresh insights on how factor risks are understood. During the discussion, Alex provides some examples of how Venn thinks about managing inflation risk exposures, crypto asset risk exposures, and what the latest developments are on translating ESG considerations into risk factor decomposition.

DIGITAL ASSETS

Crypto turbulence offers strong opportunities, says Strategic Funds chief Robb Rill

Crypto turbulence offers strong opportunities, says Strategic Funds chief Robb Rill

Cryptocurrency’s recent travails offer “exciting” investment opportunities thanks to the asset’s favourable asymmetric risk/reward profile, says Robb Rill, chairman and managing director of boutique alternative investment firm the Strategic Funds, which earlier this month launched a quantitative crypto hedge fund.

SPECIAL REPORT

SPACs in Focus 2021

This report outlines the market drivers which collided to make Special Acquisitions Company (SPAC) deals attractive and what potential target companies should do in preparation of such a transaction. It also identifies the necessary support SPAC sponsors require in order for their venture to be successful.