Archive | July, 2012

Chart of the Week: Banking’s Tobacco Moment – LIBORious Speculation?

With bank exec heads rolling, investigations hotting up globally, politicians fuming and investors exercising caution in bank shares, the LIBOR scandal is fueling massive speculation about the long-term ramifications for the industry. Indeed, after all that the banking industry has faced in the wake of the bursting of the housing bubble, an anonymously quoted bank […]

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Chart of the Week: Performance RIEFersal – Riding the market to the podium

With the Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund recently taking home the Hedge Funds Review Americas Awards for “Best long/short equity hedge fund” and “single manager fund of the year”, we thought it would be worth taking another gander at RIEF to explore the fund’s performance generation. [1] We figured RIEF might be doing something different since […]

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Chart of the Week: Halftime Huddle – YTD Performance & the Future of Active Management

As we pass the halfway point, we thought it would be interesting to check in on the performance of the U.S. equity mutual fund universe across the various broad style categories – Growth, Value and Blend.[1] Growth was clearly the winning category for the half year period. Through the end of Q2, the average large […]

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