This week’s guest, Dr. Hossein Kazemi provides us an in depth look into the hedge fund industry. Which styles have been performing the best within the current economic backdrop and which ones may see the greatest opportunity moving ahead.
Dr. Kazemi helps us understand how the hedge fund business has changes over the past few decades and how the business could look in the future. Efficient markets versus stock picks are in focus as well as how the Federal Reserve has changed the investment landscape for hedge funds.
Plus – a review of the key forces that moved markets last week as well as what is on tap for the week ahead.
Dr. Hossein Kazemi, Ph.D., CFA, is the Senior Advisor to the CAIA Association’s Program. He helps with the development of the CAIA program’s curriculum and directs the CAIA Association’s academic partnership program. In addition he serves as the editor of Alternative Investment Analyst Review, which is published by the CAIA Association. Dr. Kazemi has been involved in the CAIA Association since inception as a senior adviser and board member. In addition, he has worked with universities and industry organizations to introduce them to the CAIA program.
Dr. Kazemi is a Professor of Finance at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Kazemi is currently the Director of the Center for International Securities & Derivatives Markets, a nonprofit organization devoted to research in the area of alternative investments, a co-founder of the CAIA Association, and home to CISDM Hedge Fund/CTA Database and the Journal of Alternative Investments, the official research publication of the CAIA Association. His research has been in the areas of valuations of equity and fixed income securities, asset allocation for traditional and alternative asset classes, and evaluation and replication of active management investment products. He has a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan. Dr. Kazemi lives in Northampton, MA, with his wife and son.
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Stocks mentioned in this episode: (SNAP), (YOGA), (OIL), (FL), (AMZN), (APRN), (OIL)