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Volatility as an Asset Class
The paper addresses a key issue with which many investors are struggling: how to invest in the markets yet have some insurance when bad markets ensue. More specifically, Prima discusses the potential of the VIX as a hedging tool, the shortcomings of VIX ETNs, and what an allocation to volatility as an asset class brings to a diversified portfolio.
Floating Rate Loans: A Diversifying Asset
Prima discusses the diversification benefits of the floating rate loan asset class. Learn about the history of the asset class, recent performance volatility, and distinguishing characteristics of the asset class.
Fundamentals of Hedge Funds
This paper provides a fundamental framework for understanding hedge funds. Prima discusses what hedge funds are, what strategies hedge fund managers employ, what the attraction is from a risk and return perspective, and how to think about integrating hedge funds into a portfolio.
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