Interview with Jim O’Neill Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Guest article written for AllAboutAlpha.com – the official publication of the  Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association originally posted at: http://allaboutalpha.com/blog/2011/09/15/alpha-hunter-jim-oneill-gsams-man-of-brics/ With over US$714 billion under management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) ranks as one of the top 10 asset managers in the world.  At the helm is Jim O’Neill, one of the world’s most respected economists and market commentators who coined the term BRICs (referring to Brazil, Russia, India and China) in his prominent…

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The Secrets of High Frequency Trading

Guest article written for AllAboutAlpha.com – the official publication of the  Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association originally posted at: http://allaboutalpha.com/blog/2011/09/06/the-secrets-of-high-frequency-trading/ In recent years, advances in telecommunications, computing capacity and financial software platform capabilities have seen huge growth in the field of High Frequency and Algorithmic Trading (now accounting for over 70% of all equity trades placed on US exchanges and over 77% in the UK).  HFT firms (who can often make over 80 million…

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