Novus Announces The Updated European Short Observer

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The Short Observer is a free interactive tool that allows investors and managers to monitor short selling trends in Europe.

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"The European Short Observer lets investors get a detailed view of hedge fund managers' short exposure to Europe," says Stan Altshuller, Chief Research Officer at Novus.

Novus, a portfolio analytics and intelligence platform that helps institutional investors analyze their portfolios, today announced the release of their updated European Short Observer, a free interactive tool that allows users to monitor and analyze short selling trends in Europe. This tool is updated every month with the latest holdings information.

Novus has compiled all public data from short disclosure filings in Europe and presented it in a new visualization. Investors and managers can analyze the relative sizes, distributions, and crowding in public short positions for managers engaged in short selling in Europe. The interactive graphic allows users to isolate a manager and identify their public shorts, trace other funds shorting the same security, or reverse the analysis and start from the security.

"The European Short Observer lets investors get a detailed view of hedge fund managers' short exposure to Europe," says Stan Altshuller, Chief Research Officer at Novus. "Are your managers shorting for alpha or beta? Are they finding unique short opportunities or playing in more common shorts? Managers themselves can take advantage of the tool for short idea generation, understanding how crowded their shorts are, and how much short squeeze risk exists. In addition, managers can get a good grasp of who is on the other side of their European long positions."

To view the Interactive Short Observer, please visit: http://bit.ly/1J6On2u

For Stan Altshuller's insights into Q1 European shorting, please read his article: http://bit.ly/1K2e5mk

To learn more about Novus, please visit: http://www.novus.com

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Novus was founded in 2007 by a group of investors, data scientists and engineers to build a portfolio analytics and intelligence platform for institutional investors. Today, the platform is used by some of the top hedge funds, fund of funds, pensions & endowments, and sovereign wealth funds to analyze their risk, performance, and attribution.

Portfolio managers, investor relations and operations teams use the Novus Platform in different ways, but most use the platform to analyze and manage their risks, report to their investors, and ultimately generate more alpha with better portfolio intelligence. Through the firm's data-driven approach, industry-leading analytics and unique team of ex-portfolio managers and investors, Novus is transforming the way the world invests.

Novus is based in New York, with offices in San Francisco, California and Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit http://www.novus.com.

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