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July 24, 2015

Volatility in the US Treasury market at the end of 2014 could be a taste of the next financial panic. And risk parity, a hedge fund strategy that made hay through leveraged exposure to bonds over the last 20 years, may be part of the problem rather than the solution.

Volatility in the US Treasury market at the end of 2014 could be a taste of the next financial panic.

And risk parity, a hedge fund strategy that made hay through leveraged exposure to bonds over the last 20 years, may be part of the problem rather than the solution.

Risk parity strategies create specific risk levels across an investment portfolio in contrast to traditional allocation models that are based on holding a certain percentage of investment class, such as 60% equities and 40% bonds, within a portfolio.

June 16, 2010

With the volatility in stockmarkets and the ongoing sovereign debt problems, wealthy families and their family offices are not alone in wondering how the current problems will resolve themselves, writes Marc Smith.

With the volatility in stockmarkets – has there been a satisfactory answer as to why the Dow Jones dropped 1,000 points in 20 minutes last month? – and the ongoing sovereign debt problems, wealthy families and their family offices are not alone in wondering how the current problems will resolve themselves, writes Marc Smith.

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