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2 posts found for August 2015

‘The limits of low volatility and the deviancy of standard deviation’

Launched in 2009, the Argonaut Absolute Return has achieved a positive return in every calendar year to date, with the price of the fund now up more than 100% since launch.1 Whilst these returns are intrinsically attractive, investing in Absolute Return should also be about delivering attractive returns combined with a risk profile which differs from traditional long only funds and therefore provides portfolio diversification.2 We think that risk profile is more than just standard deviation and that…

‘Here for good, or just for now?’

“Everything we do is about being Here for good – in business, through life, and when it matters most for our clients”Standard Chartered mission statement1 If it is easy to be cynical about the current mission statement of Standard Chartered, then we must also admit to being sceptical about the prospects for the bank in general. It has been suggested that yesterday’s first half results from the bank might have seen a “kitchen sinking” of bad news by new management. We disagree. We think that asset…