Crowded Trades Among Hedge Fund Managers Growing Issue

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Mark Melin
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Crowded trades are becoming a problem for hedge fund managers, notes Novus Chief Research Officer Stanley Altshuller, a thought reinforced by a Morgan Stanley hedge fund research report. Altshuller tells the story of a well known hedge fund that told him when an equities analyst pitched a great idea to his portfolio manager he was rejected even though the thesis was compelling. The reason? “Everyone else is in that name,” Altshuller wrote in a blog post.  And such tales seem to be happening more and more these days. “Currently, there is a real aversion and outright avoidance of crowded situations developing in the investment…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.