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The sharing/not sharing dilemma

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I think the underlying question first would be whether a firm or trader actually knows how they 'manufacture alpha', or worse can they distinguish between alpha vs beta?

At a high level, no one climbs Mt. Everest by themselves. It's always a team effort. There will inevitably by some degree of information share between teams. However, real alpha generation techniques being shared between competing firms? Quite unlikely. It is more likely they max out a fund trading that alpha until it disappears and simply close off that fund to more new money.

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