The Explanatory Power Of Sectors And Style

Factor analysis is a popular and effective technique that explains and forecasts security returns. The factor models prevalent in academic circles (Fama-French, Carhart) tend to rely heavily on the size and value style factors. Meanwhile, effective industry models often attribute risk to sector and industry factors before style. Which [...]

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The Predictive Power Of Active Share

Active Share is a popular metric that purports to measure portfolio activity. Though Active Share’s fragility and ease of manipulation are increasingly well-understood, there has been no research on its predictive power. This paper quantifies the predictive power of Active Share and finds that, though Active Share is a [...]

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David Tepper Calling On Management Shake Up At Allergan

42% of Allergan shares were voted in favor of the separation of the company's Chairman and CEO roles at this year's AGM. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management and Douglas Silverman’s Senator Investment Group are calling on [...]

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