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Yang Liu

Yang Liu
Alternatives Research

About the Contributor

Yang Liu is an Executive Director who leads research and development of private asset models. Previously, Yang was an Assistant Professor of Finance at California Polytechnic State University. She has a Ph.D. in finance and an M.S. in economics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in accounting from Tsinghua University.

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  1. BLOG

    Did private capital deliver? 

    Jan 30, 2020 Yang Liu , Oleg Ruban

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    Private-capital funds enjoyed record inflows from 2014 to 2018, as asset owners sought high-returning assets that had low correlations to traditional public asset classes. Did private capital deliver?

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    Hedge Fund returns: Is fund selection important? 

    Oct 22, 2018 Yang Liu

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    Many investors view hedge funds as a way to generate returns uncorrelated with other parts of the portfolio. We found that performance and sources of performance varied, but that exposure to traditional and factor investing strategies accounted for the majority of a typical hedge fund’s returns. Should hedge fund investors pay particular attention to fund selection?