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DITMo: Death of the Black Swan

by Peter J. de Marigny “I cannot get there from here, baby And I don’t care where I’m goin’ Change, Unchained… Nothing Stays the Same” Lyrics from the Van Halen song, Unchained, may be applied to investors’ skeptical view of how asset returns are “chained” together for attributions.  These “chained” returns are then used to create an attribution of returns […]

DITMo: Hedging without Shorting?

by Peter J de Marigny, DITMo Capital, Newport Beach, CA In a bull market hedged portfolios generally underperform.  The problem for most investors is that reducing risk requires forgoing upside benefit.  Should reducing risk be a question of diversification only?  This is an approach of many financial advisors using mean variance historical returns to show an “efficient frontier” curve.  The […]

What is Your Security Attitude? Hedge Funds + Private Equity Firms Take Note

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years when it comes to cyber security, it’s that there’s a whole lot more to creating a secure investment firm than robust technology. Before identifying infrastructure components and implementing operational policies, a firm must first be clear on what its attitude is toward security. This attitude will filter through the company from the […]

Essential Building Blocks to Hedge Fund Cyber Risk Management

The following article originally appeared in HFMWeek’s Cyber Compliance Focus. It’s not enough to have strong security policies. And it’s not enough to have robust technologies in place to ward off cyber threats. In truth, it’s not even enough to have both of these. An effective cybersecurity program, rather, can only be achieved through a consistent and comprehensive strategy that […]

Showtime’s ‘Billions’ Airs a Lesson in Laptop Security

By: Mary Beth Hamilton, Vice President of Marketing, Eze Castle Integration I just finished Season 1 of Showtime’s ‘Billions’ and can’t resist calling out the horrible IT security on a key character’s laptop. ‘Billions’ centers on a multi-billion dollar CT hedge fund and federal prosecutors looking to take them down for financial crimes. [Spoiler Alert] As season 1 nears an […]

Video For Your Fund? It’s Long Overdue.

  Video is not a new trend in marketing, but it keeps growing in importance. Anyone with access to the internet or a television doesn’t have to be told of video’s use to captivate an audience. However, the use of video has not spread as rapidly into as many industries as it should have; the alternative investments industry is one […]

Six Myths about Hedge Fund Cybersecurity

This article was written by Eze Castle Integration, a Cisco Solution Partner. The cybersecurity threat landscape constantly evolves, leaving behind significant operational and reputational harm for financial services firms. Cyber-attacks such as those impacting LinkedIn, Talk-Talk, Yahoo and Sony have forced cybersecurity into the limelight via news making headlines, enough to fill any business with trepidation. We hear and see […]

2017: The Year Fund Marketing Gets Bold

WHILE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN THE ALTERNATIVES SPACE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SOPHISTICATED, MARKETING STRATEGIES HAVE NEVER BEEN.   However, modern marketing is starting to be embraced by fund managers and is beginning to gain momentum by following the lead set years ago by every other industry.   We believe this industry has hit an inflection point. 2017 will be the year […]

Why Good Hedge Fund Managers Fail

  Good hedge fund managers fail because they get trapped between an overly inflated sense of attractiveness and an LPs fear of saying no to what “could” be a good investment.   Both sides then stare at each other until the manager runs out of operating capital.   That pretty much sums it up.   Good hedge fund managers don’t […]

Five Ways to Impress Hedge Fund Investors at Your Next Due Diligence Meeting

Operational due diligence meetings have become impactful moments for hedge funds to impress both current and potential investors. Firms have the ability to answer questions, alleviate fears and market themselves in a one-on-one setting that affords more opportunity than a completed due diligence questionnaire and an up-to-date performance sheet. But how can today’s hedge funds truly set themselves apart and […]

Private Equity IT Priorities and CTO Role Explored in Eze Castle Integration 2016 Private Equity CTO Survey

At Eze Castle Integration we just published our 2016 Private Equity CTO Survey, which looks at four key areas: Business priorities, Cybersecurity, Outsourcing trends and the Evolution of the private equity CTO. Here are some of the top-line findings from the 101 person survey or download the full results HERE. Private Equity IT Business Priorities When asked to identify the top drivers […]

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 […]




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