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Ex-Nestlé alt investment chief sets up consulting firm

The former head of Alternative Investments at Nestlé Capital Management Thierry Ralet has founded a consulting firm in the Swiss city of Zug, Phenix Consulting and Asset Management, InvestmentEurope has learned.

Pump up the Jam!

As well as relating developments in commodity prices with measures of ‘real’ economic activity, such as industrial production and merchandise trade flows, our work also looks closely at the interplay the effect with money supply. Milton Friedman’s lapidary remark that...

Alpha, beta & gamma: a world waking up to risk

    For some time now, we have hardly been alone in showing charts of the extreme valuations extant in markets. Central Bank-driven lows in the complex of so-called ‘riskless’ interest rates have unleashed an interlocking series of mutually reinforcing feedbacks (or,...

Mean reversion & market opportunity

In the course of the very public battle of the egos playing out between DoubleTree’s truculent Jeff Gundlach, and that Flower Child of the bond market, Bill Gross, the former seems suddenly to have discovered an enthusiasm for commodities which he has been promoting...

Drill, baby! Drill! 10mbpd and counting

    There is much current focus on the degree of spec long positioning in the WTI contract, which now stretches to more than three-quarters of a billion barrels equivalent (for a combined value of roughly $47 billion at the time of writing). In what is a telling sign...