Contributor Posts

February 2018

The ‘short vol’ Trade

2018-02-11T20:17:22+00:00

In this article, we analyse the disastrous ‘short vol’ trade that wiped out a lot of traders last week and draw some lessons learned from it.   The VIX is the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index. It shows the expected 30-day volatility of the S&P 500 by calculating the implied volatilities on options relating [...]

The ‘short vol’ Trade 2018-02-11T20:17:22+00:00

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Without the Hype – and What They Mean for the Private Wealth Industry

2018-02-11T20:26:24+00:00

Guest post by Vladimir Dimitroff with Dr Alexander Cassar. . . . It is impossible today to open any news source without a headline (or several) about Bitcoin and related matters jumping out at the reader and loudly demanding attention. It is no longer the domain of techno geeks or shady characters trading in illicit [...]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Without the Hype – and What They Mean for the Private Wealth Industry 2018-02-11T20:26:24+00:00

January 2018

US Government Shutdown … What now?

2018-02-11T16:16:21+00:00

This weekend, exactly one year since President Trump’s inauguration, the US Government shutdown became a reality as the US Senate were unable to agree a deal, meaning the US Government at the time of writing this article is now shut down. Of course, essential functions will still operate, but this is still a big problem [...]

US Government Shutdown … What now? 2018-02-11T16:16:21+00:00

August 2017

Scaling The Wealth

2017-08-30T16:53:49+00:00

Guest post by Vladimir Dimitroff with Aastha Dhawan MSc, LSE The Accelerating Consolidation within the UK Wealth Management Industry   The private banking and wealth management industry in the UK is going through a significant change. Historically evolved into a diverse ecosystem of company types and sizes, it responds to external challenges with a marked [...]

Scaling The Wealth 2017-08-30T16:53:49+00:00

May 2017

Man vs. Machine

2017-08-30T16:21:35+00:00

Guest Post by Monogram Capital Management. The overwhelming and indeed frequently published evidence that active funds across all asset classes are the poorly performing cousins of their passive rivals should come as no surprise given the large number of clever researchers doing their earnest best to ensure market efficiency1. Furthermore, the gold standard investment management [...]

Man vs. Machine 2017-08-30T16:21:35+00:00

The US is ‘Not out of the Game’

2017-05-19T06:15:47+00:00

Guest Post by Monogram Capital Management. Since the beginning of April, we have seen a dramatic about turn in US political economy on a number of fronts and these may prove to be as influential as any other macro developments which may occur in 2017. Within one week Mr Trump, the arch political isolationist, economic [...]

The US is ‘Not out of the Game’ 2017-05-19T06:15:47+00:00