The Idea Farm #5 – Wriston’s Law

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In this issue we highlight a few reports from Ineichen Research and Management AG, a research firm founded in October 2009 focusing on risk management, absolute returns and thematic investing. Alexander is the author of Absolute Returns: The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing as well as Asymmetric Returns: The Future of Active Asset Management.

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Wriston’s Law of Capital can explain nearly everything: “Capital will always go where it’s welcome and stay where it’s well treated… Capital is not just money. It’s also talent and ideas. They, too, will go where they’re welcome and stay where they are well treated.” 

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About of Ineichen Research and Management AG:

Alexander Ineichen is founder of Ineichen Research and Management AG, a research firm founded in October 2009 focusing on risk management, absolute returns and thematic investing.

Alexander started his financial career in derivatives brokerage and origination of risk management products at Swiss Bank Corporation in 1988. From 1991 to 2005 he had various research functions within UBS Investment Bank in Zurich and London relating to equity derivatives, indices, capital flows and alternative investments, since 2002 in the role of a Managing Director. From 2005 to 2008 he was a Senior Investment Officer with Alternative Investment Solutions, a fund of hedge funds within UBS Global Asset Management. In 2009 he was Head of Industry Research for the hedge fund platform at UBS Global Asset Management.

Alexander is the author of the two publications “In Search of Alpha―Investing in Hedge Funds” (October 2000) and “The Search for Alpha Continues―Do Fund of Hedge Funds Add Value?” (September 2001). These two documents were the most often printed research publications in the documented history of UBS. He is also author of “Absolute Returns―The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing” (Wiley Finance, October 2002) and “Asymmetric Returns―The Future of Active Asset Management” (Wiley Finance, November 2006). Alexander has also written several research pieces pertaining to equity derivatives and hedge funds including AIMA’s Roadmap to Hedge Funds (November 2008) which also has been translated into Chinese and at the time was the most often downloaded document from their website.

Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Major in General Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zürich (HWZ) in Switzerland. Alexander also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He is on the Board of Directors of the CAIA Association and is a member of the AIMA Research Committee.