Arab League head to address UN on Syria – CNN

Arab League head to address UN on Syria
By the CNN Wire Staff United Nations (CNN) — The UN Security Council will hear from the head of the Arab League Tuesday about what the group's monitors saw in Syria as council members mull whether to call on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step
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Occupy DC protesters vow to carry on despite camping regulations – Washington Post

Occupy DC protesters vow to carry on despite camping regulations
Washington Post
It had to go, all of it, the bedrolls and blankets and crusty Nalgene bottles, the comfy camp accoutrements that have, over the course of four months, turned McPherson Square into a radical protest experiment, communal living cooperative and REI
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Portable Alpha Strategies – what is that?!

Just take a Portfolio of at least 25-30 different receivables. The goal is, to elminate the single risk of each item in the portfolio (individual risk – ALPHA). The risk that is left over is the market risk (BETA). Its dimension depends like risk in general on the market, country or any other are the portfolio is concentrated on.

To have more money than the amount that was raised by funding to beat the benchmark the fondmanager is orienting on its benchmark. He replicates the above mentioned portfolio by buying Derivatives. Since it is cheaper to buy and hold derivatives and a cash cushion than investing almost all the money in the real shares there is some money left over.

The money left over is the money a so called ALPHA-Manager is able to work with. It is his job to invest this amount of money as advantageous as possible. The correlation between the underlying Portfolio and the ALPHA-investments should be as close to zero as possible.

Due to that constellation it will be way more important to have a very good ALPHA-Manager to earn enough to beat the benchmark after earning all the costs.

Since this was only meant as a short explanation about what portable alpha means, please feel free to add further ideas or recommendations.

Portable Alpha – who cares about Beta?!