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A 9 Step Guide On How To Be Creative

  An objective approach to creativity, an oxymoron… perhaps. And I don’t deny that some people are more creative than other people. That said, when you run a marketing firm you are perpetually encountering moments where you need to be “creative.”  Unfortunately, you don’t bolt up from a dead sleep with the inklings of an idea like Nike’s “Just Do […]

A Hedge Fund Is Forever

Heard the phrase, ‘A Diamond Is Forever’? Probably. It’s been in every De Beers engagement advertisement since 1948 (as of 2016), and was also awarded the “#1 Slogan of the Century” by Ad Age1   HOW DID THIS FAMOUS SLOGAN COME ABOUT? A QUICK STEP BACK INTO HISTORY… Diamonds were seen as an extravagance for the ultra-wealthy, and sales had […]

The Story of Skybridge Capital: Book Review

Skybridge Capital “HOtRH” Book Review and Background by Pj de Marigny, DITMo Capital, Newport Beach, CA (06Nov16) Fund of hedge funds (FoHFs) have had a hard time substantiating their existence. The value proposition benefits are: due diligence, dynamic manager allocation, liquidity/leverage, and perhaps, an equity kicker if the structure includes emerging managers. The costs for these potential benefits are: added […]

Social Engineering: The Human Factor to Hedge Fund Hacks

The following article was written by Mark Coriaty, Chief Strategy Officer for Eze Castle Integration, and originally published as part of Opalesque’s ‘Other Voices’.  As financial firms become increasingly interconnected and globalized, their dependence on cyberspace has skyrocketed. While this amplified reliance on the infobahn has accelerated productivity and growth, it has also exposed firms to larger risks, such as […]

Thank you!

To our clients and friends of Meyler for recognizing and supporting us — we couldn’t have done this without you. Article originally posted: http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/10/03/244301/meyler-capital-best-north-american-third-party-marketing-firm   Meyler Capital – Best North American Third Party Marketing Firm New York-based Meyler Capital has been ‘shredding decks and driving change’ since 2012. The firm re-envisions the marketing process used for raising capital.  “This industry […]

Cybersecurity Dos and Don’ts Your Employees Must Follow

October is cybersecurity awareness month so it is important to ensure that your firm and employees are prepared by using best practices, and security policies and procedures. Risk mitigation is needed to protect both the firm and its employees from savvy hackers and cyber attacks. Data breaches continue to wreak havoc on businesses, and the cost is continuously rising. According to the Ponemon Institute, […]

Golf: The Ultimate Hedge Fund Marketing Tool…But for a Totally Different Reason Than You May Think

My partner, Kyle Dunn, nearly convinced Sam Elliott’s agent to have Sam do the voice-over for a hedge fund video we produced. His resonant and recognizable voice was ideal to convey the message of an off-Wall Street, thoughtful and independent-minded manager.   Of course, we could have just written a marketing deck that says, “…we are an off-Wall Street, thoughtful […]

DITMo: The Biggest Risk – Question To Bill Gross

  Just before the Brexit vote, Bloomberg invited fixed income subscribers to their sponsored Fixed Income Summit in Los Angeles where former PIMCO / current JANUS legendary bond magnate Bill Gross was interviewed on stage for about an hour.  Below is a link to the Q&A with Bill Gross.  None believed that Brexit posed a systematic risk and there were […]

DITMo: Why Risk Parity Hedge Funds are Return Parity Vehicles

  As hedge funds increasingly employ new approaches to asset allocation there has been a rise in the use of Risk Parity funds.  The vulnerability of Risk Parity funds is that they allocate by risk rather than by value. That is actually a bet on whether equities will outperform the return of additional risk adjusted asset class allocations utilizing leverage. […]

An Intern’s Perspective on the Alternative Investments Industry

Being exposed to the alternative investments industry, even only for a few months, is like walking into the wardrobe that leads to Narnia. As an intern with limited knowledge of the alternative investments industry, I dove into the world of hedge funds, private equity, managed futures and more with a keen insight to learn. However, I wasn’t prepared for the […]

DITMo: QE TO PREVENT AN INVERSION AND RECESSION?

The following article proposes the fed take action to prevent a yield curve inversion that is imminent causing a massive recession. Can monetary policy manipulating the yield curve fool the market into avoiding an otherwise determined recession? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-30/if-fed-doesnt-restart-qe-yield-curve-inversion-economic-dislocation-imminent So in 2008 there was TARP to bail out banks (who followed government policy into the abyss) buying their bad mortgages forcing […]

DITMo: PRICING AN ASSET BY RISK: CNBC Spot On Student Housing

As an asset manager having worked in almost every asset class from venture writing pitch books for securities offerings; to capital markets trading – equity, bonds and derivatives; to alternative classes such as private equity, hedge funds and real estate, it is easy to observe the interdependence and adverse consequences of government intervention in market pricing. The cause of most […]

Disruption: Do you prefer buggywhips and typewriters… or self-driving cars?

Times flies, and things are changing fast. Old models are not working – the alternatives industry has been hammered with bad press and hit with a slowdown in capital raising. New models (machine-learning, automation, etc.) are coming in thick and fast.   Because of technology, there is disruption. And it will happen over and over again.   Disruption familiar to […]

Investment Management Tip: Communication is Vital for Business Continuity

Investment managers need to learn a lot about business continuity planning. The SEC not only highlights the importance of being able to access critical systems and applications during a disruption, but also the priority of effective communication. In business continuity planning it is important to communicate with your employees before, during and after an incident. By doing so, you set […]

Five Points from SEC’s 2016 Business Continuity Guidance Update

        In June 2016, the SEC delivered a guidance update for registered advisers regarding how funds (and their service providers) plan for potential business disruptions. Following are key takeaways from Eze Castle Integration’s Certified BCP Planners on how hedge funds and private equity firms can meet the SEC’s expectations around business continuity practices. Capture All Essential Components of […]




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