Opalesque Launches Campus Video Interview Series With Leading Academics And Hedge Fund Researchers

Written by admin on April 28th, 2011

Opalesque, the world’s largest subscription-based publisher focusing on alternative investments, has launched Opalesque CAMPUS video interview series on www.Opalesque.TV.

The CAMPUS series is the newest edition of video intervews produced by  Opalesque.  The CAMPUS series joins a distinguished lineup that includes the Opalesque FIVE Minutes – brief and crisp interviews with hedge fund leaders –  and Opalesque BACKSTAGE – an in-depth feature of up to 30 Minutes.

Melvyn Teo, Associate Professor of Finance at Singapore Management University and Director of BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre

Opalesque’s first CAMPUS series features Melvyn Teo, Associate Professor of Finance at Singapore Management University. Teo is also Director of the BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre at the Singapore Management University.

In this Opalesque CAMPUS, Teo shares his findings that hedge funds charging lower than average performance fees tend to have a higher liquidity risk, which will translate into problems for investors, when they try to pull money out of the fund. One example of such a problem is the “return impact” of redemptions, when the return of the fund tends to fall in the next month.

Teo also gives specific recommendations as to what investors can do to better understand the liquidity risk a fund may carry.

Hedge Fund Legends Speak Up on Opalesque.TV

On Opalesque.TV, Opalesque founder Matthias Knab zooms in on hedge fund titans like Julian Robertson, who shares his secrets about “How to identify hedge fund talent”. Robertson, now also recognized as the “world’s greatest seeder”, has a long history of supporting young talents and upcoming hedge fund managers. The video includes the list of all 38 “Tiger seeds” (confirmed by Tiger Management) – funds set up with the help and financial support of Julian Robertson.

Izzy Englander, who – according to CNN – is “secretive, even by the standards of a hedge fund”, is featured in the second Opalesque FIVE Minutes interview series. With his Millennium hedge fund, Englander has a stunning 20 year track record, but few know that he has been in the business of trading and running money for almost 40 years now. In this Opalesque FIVE Minutes, Englander speaks about how he started his career, how to create longevity in a hedge fund business, about managing risk, and his approach to investing.

Other hedge fund managers portrayed on Opalesque.TV include legendary cocoa trader (“chocolate finger”) Anthony Ward from U.K. based asset manager Armajaro, Elena Ambrosiadou, one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers and CEO of IKOS,  FrontPoint Partner’s CIO and Co-CEO Mike Kelly, Francois Bonnin from systematic trader John Lock Investments, Hermitage Capital founder William Browder, Shuhei Abe, Founder of SPARX (Asia’s largest hedge fund), Steve Diggle, Co-Founder of Artradis Fund Management (Singapore’s largest hedge fund), Dr. Ping Jiang, one of the world’s foremost macro traders,  Patrice Moyal who founded Visio Capital, a leading hedge fund in South Africa, and John Knox, Paul Smith and Kirby Daley who

All Opalesque Videos can be accessed on http://www.Opalesque.TV, on the Opalesque Channel on the Thomson Reuters platform, and on the OpalesqueTV channel on YouTube.

Most Innovative Media Outlet

Both in 2008 and 2009, Opalesque was honored as the runner-up as the “Most Innovative Media Outlet” at the State Street Institutional Press Award. Opalesque Ltd. started to publish its groundbreaking Alternative Market Briefing in 2003, which at that time was considered an information revolution in the hedge fund media space: “Opalesque changed the world by bringing transparency where there was opacity and by delivering an accurate professional reporting service.” (Nigel Blanchard, Culross)

The firm has since then evolved into a global media group. In 2009, Opalesque has added research capabilities through the acquisition of New York based boutique Carbon360° Research (www.carbon360.com) and recently launched the dedicated, Singapore-based technology unit Opalesque Solutions Pvte Ltd (http://www.opalesquesolutions.com).

For more information on Opalesque and all eleven Opalesque publications, please go to http://www.opalesque.com.

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