Alive and Kicking
Beta's been declared dead for so long, by so many, that it's tempting to dismiss the risk metric as a museum piece. Yes, it's hotly...
A New Way to Beat the Market?
To beat the market, mutual fund managers often ramp up risk, making outsize bets on stocks they expect to outperform. Now some quant jocks say they've hit upon a less risky approach: A strategy called 120/20, which, ironically, combines two risky strategies, leverage and short sales.
When Is a Mutual Fund Like a Hedge Fund?
When unsophisticated investors hear terms like "hedging strategy," "short stocks," or "call options," they assume that they're being asked to take risks with their money....
About The Manager
Harindra de Silva is manager of the Analytic Defensive Equity Fund, but he plays a much larger role within Analytic Investors Inc. He is responsible...