Vident: Raising The Flag

August 19, 2015

Forensic Accounting can be enhanced through the use of a long/short structure. This way, you're capturing the best financial trends while also seeking to profit from the worst. Short positions add value, because when accounting goes wrong, it can go really wrong. While outright frauds are few and far between, earnings misses and the reduction in expectations can really sink a stock and negatively impact your portfolio.

Investors then get a boost from this index enhancement. By carving out a piece of a large-cap U.S. equity allocation and enhancing it through the use of an alternative weighting methodology that focuses on corporate honesty, you may be able to improve your portfolio’s risk/return profile and give investors greater peace of mind.

References

  1. Wienberg, Christian, August 13, 2015. "GN Shares Drop as Headset Sales Fall, Accounting Fraud Detected," Bloomberg Business. Referenced from: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/gn-shares-drop-as-headset-sales-fall-accounting-fraud-detected

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