Today's extreme volatility makes even the most-experienced traders anxious. To escape the turmoil and uncertainty of the capital markets, hedge funds and other buy-side firms increasingly are looking for a safe haven in alternative investments.
But trading alternatives isn't like trading standard equities. Advanced Trading's October digital issue takes an in-depth look at the drivers behind the rush to alternatives and how the buy and sell sides are adjusting to the growing trend.
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In This Issue:
AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION: To avoid the volatility and turmoil in the markets, hedge funds and other buy-side firms are embracing alternative investments. But they're not using options just to hedge their portfolios; they're also looking to boost their returns.
A FIRST FOR SECONDARY MARKETS: Broker-dealer Gate Technologies is betting that its alternative asset platform, which provides transparency into the secondary markets, will attract institutional investors.
THE SEC WANTS TO KNOW THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS: The SEC is asking hedge funds to hand over their proprietary trading formulas so the regulator can gain a better understanding of high-frequency trading's impact on the markets. But so far, hedge funds aren't buying it.
Nicholas Dunbar Recounts Wall Street's Evil Ways in "The Devil's Derivatives"
Larry Tabb Predicts the End of Actively Managed Funds