One of ISI’s core strengths is the author network we have built over the last 17 years. We invite you to submit articles for publication.
The writing style in Alternative IQ is not journalistic, but informative editorial. We do not cover performance or reproduce fund data, but rather look for commentary on strategies and developments in the hedge fund world, from the nuts and bolts of regulation and taxation — analysing the implications of those changes — to commentary on subjects such as fund manager styles, risk management, and marketing and distribution. In short, our aim is to produce an incisive commentary on the framework in which the alternative investment world operates, on a quarterly basis.
We do ask that the articles are not company promotional pieces, but cover a topical aspect of the alternative investment industry. Our editorial team will evaluate articles submitted for publication and notify you if we wish to include your article for publication.
Thank you for working with us on Alternative IQ!
Length of article. As a baseline for the word count we are asking submissions work to be a minimum of 2,500. Some articles will naturally run to more. Lengthy pieces can be split and run over two issues.
Articles should be emailed to us by March 15 (First Quarter), June 15 (Second Quarter), September 15 (Third Quarter) and December 15 (Fourth Quarter). Early submissions are always appreciated.
Copy should be supplied in Word. Any graphics please provide separately, stating the software that they were created in (including version). Please note only high-resolution graphics can be used for printing (Powerpoint presentations can not be used).
Please use English (UK) spelling (if you prefer us to convert from Canadian or US, no problem)
Please provide contact details (email and phone number as you wish them to be printed).
Headers should be ranged left, upper and lower case, and with one line space above.
Please do not use footnotes. If notes are necessary please use endnotes.
Use italics only for publications, case names, and Latin words and phrases.
Type only one space after any punctuation mark.
Please do not use Word templates.
Copy should be single-spaced.
Do not indent, tab, or centre material.
Do not embolden text.
Alternative IQ's Key Personnel
Sarah Barham co-founded ISI Publications in 1991 in Hong Kong and has since overseen the development of offices in the UK, Bermuda and Toronto. Under Sarah’s guidance, during the last 17 years the company has produced over 150 titles, all in the capital markets field, as well as publishing three subscription journals and providing a turn-key production service for several blue-chip clients outsourcing their publications or marketing.
Sarah’s role at ISI Publications is to initiate projects on a conceptual level, and commission the author and sponsor group where necessary. Sarah has also initiated, launched and developed several significant imprints, including the Capital Guides, the Practitioners Guides (on the regulation of various stock exchanges), and the Starting a Hedge Fund series, which covers Asia, Europe, the US and Canada.
In addition, Sarah initiated and launched ISI Seminars and Publications and has built its global reach and reputation by hosting unique hedge fund events that provide sponsors, managers and service providers with a real return on their marketing spend.
Sarah is also the co-owner and founder of Toronto’s first Hedge Fund Hotel. The Hedge Fund Hotel is tailored to meet the specific needs of new hedge funds, to provide an information hub for the Canadian hedge fund community, and for investors and service providers with a vested interest in the alternative sector in Canada.
An enthusiastic newcomer to the publishing world, Eleanor recently graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto, where she majored in English Literature and Book and Media Studies. She joined ISI Publications in May 2007, and has since become an integral part of the editorial team. Eleanor’s strengths lie primarily in book design and layout; she also is responsible for editing and proofreading, commissioning editorial material and working with authors on a day-to-day basis. Eleanor also works closely with the sales and marketing team to create ISI’s advertising and marketing material. Currently, Eleanor is completing the Publishing program offered at Ryerson University, and expects to graduate in one year’s time.