Panel session: Portfolio revolution – Making the most of alpha and beta

Mon Oct 3, 2011


Forget about chasing alpha and concentrate on portfolio strength


George Main, Ian Morley, moderator Niki Natarajan, Jeff Holland and Luke Ellis
The alpha and beta debate can rage on for days in the hedge fund world, largely because investors argue they do not want to pay hedge fund fees for beta and alpha-miners argue that the cost of finding exotic betas should not be underestimated. What was clear in the debate among four seasoned investment professionals is that the definition of alpha and beta differes from investor to investor.

While the session looked into how to understand where the alpha comes from and how...

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