15AllHFR Risk Parity Vol 15 Index3.66%6 10$500m+HFR Risk Parity Vol 10 Institutional Index3.85%6 Hedge fund data provider HFR has launched what it says is the first range of investable indices tracking the performance of risk parity funds.The company has today opened six indices tracking groups of risk parity funds split by three target levels of volatility: 10%, 12%, and 15%.Each of the three volatility targets has two indices, one for all qualifying risk parity funds and one tracking those over $500m (€429m) in size. The indices are equally weighted at launch and rebalanced annually.There are 25 risk parity funds in the indices, with the lowest volatility group having the most funds (12, with six over $500m). Collectively the underlying funds manage roughly $110bn. Kenneth Heinz, president of HFR, said the indices had been developed “in close conjunction” with the managers of the underlying funds as well as with institutional investors.“Institutional investors and risk parity managers have embraced the use of volatility targets and the implementation of institutional asset thresholds as index construction features, as these will help to solidify the broad global acceptance of HFR risk parity benchmarks in this significant area of investor allocation,” Heinz added.The risk parity approach allocates assets so that the contribution of each asset class to portfolio risk is equal. Managers target a specific level of risk while aiming to maintain diversification and performance. Source: HFR. Data correct to 31 July 2017. 10AllHFR Risk Parity Vol 10 Index3.52%12 12$500m+HFR Risk Parity Vol 12 Institutional Index3.03%3 12AllHFR Risk Parity Vol 12 Index2.33%7 Volatility levelAUM groupIndex name3yr ann. performanceNumber of funds 15$500m+HFR Risk Parity Vol 15 Institutional Index3.87%5
OVER the last 19 months, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has concentrated on organising numerous cricket tournaments, coaching programmes, assisting clubs and cricketers and raising finance to return Berbice cricket to its rightful place after a two-year period of internal problems.With Berbice cricket back on firm footing once again, BCB is now undertaking a major upgrade of its New Amsterdam-based office and its services to the general public.The upgrading is being done as part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the BCB.BCB president Hilbert Foster, MS who is spearheading the project stated that with Berbice cricket back on its feet, it was important for the administration to strengthen its operations, to better serve the cricketing public, sponsors and all clubs in the Ancient County.Noting that the present executive took over a Board with no finance, no structure in place or an office, Foster stated that the main objective is to make BCB, the role model organisation in West Indies Cricket. The old office left much to be desired and was totally inadequate for the management of Berbice cricket.The upgrading would include tiling of the floor, installing PVC ceiling, repairs to the washroom facility and making the operation of the Board totally self-reliant.Berbice NGO, the Caribbean Nation Group (CNG) and Delmur Shipping have contributed financially to the ceiling programme while overseas-based Guyanese Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh has committed to funding the floor tiling project and purchasing new furniture. The BCB has also received commitment of a desktop computer and printer from Barbados-based Guyanese Dr Puran Singh.West Indies players Devendra Bishoo and Anthony Bramble donated a 32-inch television set and water dispenser respectively. The Board has also received a DVD player, an electric fan, kitchen utensils, a large water cooler, office decorations, cleaning equipment, stationery, a telephone set and fax machine.The donors so far have included national player Gudakesh Motie, University of Guyana, Tain Campus, Poonai Pharmacy, Balram Shane General Store, RHTY&SC, Attorney-at-Law R. Jugmohan and Bakewell who have contributed 100 souvenir cups for the historic anniversary.Public Relations Officer Simon Naidu and Office Administrator Angela Haniff both expressed gratitude to all of the donors for supporting the BCB.They also urged former executives, overseas-based Berbicians and the business community to support the BCB efforts to lift Berbice cricket even higher.
Freshman David Caban’s goal with four minutes remaining pushed the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (4-3-1) past Loyola Marymount (2-6) for a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon.The Badgers started the game off with a forceful offensive presence attacking the ball. Early on, junior Tamislav Zadro scored the first goal of the game for the Badgers at the 22:21 mark, the sixth time Zadro has scored a goal for the Badgers in the previous six games. With the end of the first half nearing, the Badgers defensive unit made a more dominant showing on the field.“It’s really nice, especially being a freshman, to get my first goal,” Caban said. “It was a bit of a relief, especially so late in the game. It’s pretty nice to come out on a Sunday and win.”Caban’s goal was made possible with the assist from senior Josh Thiermann. After transferring to Wisconsin and being sidelined with injuries, Thiermann has been waiting to contribute to the team in a meaningful way.“Everybody always says, ‘Oh, you know it’s so emotional,’ but it honestly was for me,” Thiermann said. “To put the jersey on for the first official game meant the absolute world to me.” Loyola Marymount scored a goal with three minutes remaining in the half to tie the game at 1-1. Although the game was tied entering halftime, the Badgers had plenty of reasons to hold their heads high, especially considering they were out-shooting LMU 8-5.Opening the second half of the game, Wisconsin continued its heavy defensive showing. The second half proved to be very physical with lots of pushing around and fighting for the ball.The Badgers came off with four yellow cards in the second half as well as a few offside calls that seemed to be a struggle late in the game. Nevertheless, UW wasn’t slowed.After Thiermann capped the night with the game-winning assist, head coach John Trask came away confident and impressed with Thiermann’s offensive play.Trask felt Thiermann showed real knowledge for the game and the team Sunday, realizing he needed to pass the ball off to Caban rather than go after the goal himself in the final minutes.“Josh is playing hurt, and God love him for it but he is a fifth-year senior, and this is his last hurrah,” Trask said. “He is playing for the school, he is playing for the fans and he is playing for his teammates.”Trask also felt it was UW’s overall athleticism that contributed to the victory against LMU. The Badgers out-shot the Lions 18-11, and with Sunday’s win, the Badgers find themselves sitting with a 3-2 home record.“I thought it was a hard fought win today, and sometimes that’s all that college soccer is about, is winning,” Trask said.The win is a solid confidence booster for the Badgers with a three-game home series approaching with games against in-state rival Marquette and No. 1-ranked Indiana.“They are home games. You almost don’t need to say anything else,” Thiermann said. “Home games are the best; nothing is better than getting a ‘W’ at home in front of your home fans.”
4. Don’t plan too tight a scheduleIf your schedule is too packed, then it could become more of a chore than a holiday. One of you may be hungover and not want the early start, then another day, you may want to chill on the beach rather than go on an excursion. It’s best to adopt a ‘go with the flow’ attitude rather than having a rigid timetable. Accept each other’s differences and you’ll get along just fine. 5. CompromiseThere should be no leader on the holiday, it doesn’t matter who planned it, you’re both equal. Therefore every decision should be a joint one. If you’re a fussy eater, try and be a little bit adventurous – there must be at least one thing on the menu that you’d like. It’s always best to eat where the locals eat. Similarly, if you hate sport, but your partner is a fanatic – why not agree to one day accompany them and then maybe the next day they will do what you want. 3. Research your destination before booking to see that it covers both of your interestsWhen you book a holiday, it’s important that it suits you both. It’s ok for someone to take the lead with the booking but do your research carefully, and be fair. For example, if one of you is a golf fanatic and the other loves sightseeing, don’t just book a week’s holiday at a golf resort. You need to run things past each other beforehand. If it’s a surprise holiday, make sure you’re considerate and not just booking what you like to do. The 7 most romantic city breaks in Europe would be a good place to start. 6. Don’t get jealous / don’t go to the beachIf the weather’s hot and people are wearing close to nothing on the beach, then there’s a chance your partner may take long lingering looks at the body beautiful laying on the next sun lounger. This is likely to cause issues. Either, don’t get jealous at a bit of ‘window shopping’, or tell them they can look at whoever they want… on their own. Or avoid holidaying anywhere where swimwear is de rigeur.7. Don’t get tempted to propose straight awayYou’ve not been together long and with the great weather, beautiful beach, sunset and sangria – it’s easy to be carried away with the moment. Just remember, it takes time to get to know one another and there’s no rush. What seemed a good idea in the drive-through chapel in Vegas may come back to haunt you. Here are 9 other things you should probably avoid on that road trip. 8. Don’t drink every nightIt’s easy to hit the bar every night – especially if it’s an all-inclusive venue. Be careful with those mojitos though as eventually the ‘holiday hangover’ will catch up with you and put you in a bad mood. It can make you feel tired, down and irritable, so if you can, have a few days break. You’ll have even more fun if you’ve got a clear head and feel fresh in the morning. 9. If a crisis happens – don’t blame the other personWhen something bad happens (e.g something gets lost or stolen), rather than owning up, we can all be guilty of passing the blame on to someone else. Before you start moaning at your partner, stay calm and take a moment to decide how the situation can be rectified. Blaming someone else isn’t going to make things better, it’s just going to cause friction between you two. You should be a team, not rivals. 10. Make sure the ground rules are set with moneyMoney can be a touchy subject, especially on holidays, so you need to set the ground rules early. Is there going to be a ‘kitty’ that you put all your money into and then have a daily budget or are you going to pay for yourself? If one of you wants to share, but the other has the ‘what’s mine is mine’ attitude, you may encounter problems. It’s often best to combine money when you’re going on holiday together, or at least take it in turns to pay for meals/drinks. That way you’ll avoid one of you guzzling champagne and lobster and the other drinking tap water and eating crackers when money runs out. Set the ground rules before you leave and you’ll be well on the way to holiday heaven. Check out these 20 money saving travel tips and secrets, whilst you’re at it. How to avoid a holiday showdown with your loved ones:10 most common holiday arguments couples haveFrom packing too much to leaving too late: here are 10 topics that could cause a serious holiday bust-up.13 things you don’t want to happen on a beachFrom stolen wallets to jellyfish stings: here are 13 unlucky beach scenarios you definitely should try to avoid on holiday this summer.How to survive a holiday with your parents10 tips on how to enjoy a family holiday without it becoming a nightmare!Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Go for a ‘trial run’Rather than jumping in at the deep end and having a two week break together, why not have a trial run first and test the waters with a weekend trip away? Keep it simple: short flight, nice hotel, Paris? That way you’ve experienced the 24/7 company on neutral ground and you’ll have a rough idea of the things that might get on your nerves. We’ll make this one easy for you – here are some very romantic hotels in Paris.2. Use each other’s strengths and talents when holiday planningRather than arguing about who does what, take a moment to think about each of your strengths and how to use them to your advantage. For example, if you’re a better organiser, you could book the holiday. If your partner has a flair for languages, let him/her be the translator. If one of you is a good navigator (this is touchy subject as it’s usually the woman!), let her be in charge of the map. That said, the top 10 iPhone and iPad apps for city breaks will make this easier. RelatedNot just for families: 10 things you never knew about TUIIf you think TUI package holidays are all about kids and beaches, think again. 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