CURRENT HEADLINES

Goldman Pushing Into Smart Beta and Liquid Alt ETF Business

Goldman Pushing Into Smart Beta and Liquid Alts ETF Business

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs was rumored to be looking at purchasing IndexIQ to make a move into the market for liquid alternative ETFs, however, with IndexIQ being purchased by New York Life, Goldman has decided to file for its own ... [read more]

Despite Marketfield Outflows, Liquid Alt Flows Positive In November

Despite Marketfield Outflows, Liquid Alt Flows Positive In November

In a reversal from October when outflows from the MainStay Marketfield Fund dwarfed inflows into other liquid alternative funds and categories, the broader liquid alternatives category squeaked out positive inflows for November. In total, ... [read more]

Litman Gregory Alts Fund Jeffrey Gundlach

Video: A Look Back at the Litman Gregory Alternatives Fund

The Litman Gregory Masters Alternatives Strategies Fund (MASNX) celebrated its third anniversary on September 30, and has delivered an annualized return of 6.67% since its inception. Year-to-date, the fund’s 2.77% gains beat the Morningstar ... [read more]

361 Capital Converts Global Long:Short Hedge Fund to Mutual Fund

361 Capital Converts Global Long/Short Hedge Fund to Mutual Fund

For its third and final liquid alternative fund launch of the year, 361 Capital has reorganized the Analytic Global Long/Short Equity Fund, a private-placement limited partnership, into an open-end mutual fund called the 361 Global ... [read more]

HEADLINE NEWS

IN DEPTH

COMMENTARY

361 Capital Will Santa give the gift of a prosperous 2015

361 Capital: Will Santa give the gift of a prosperous 2015?…

361 Capital Weekly Research Briefing December 15, 2014 Timely perspectives from the 361 Capital research & portfolio ... [read more]

Weekend Reading Managed Futures on a Roll, Liquid Alts and More

Weekend Reading: Managed Futures on a Roll, Liquid Alts and More

It was just over a year ago when Bloomberg reporter David Evans wrote How Investors Lose 89 Percent of Gains from Futures ... [read more]

Weekend Reading SEC, Risk Parity, ETMFs, Merger Arb and More

Weekend Reading: SEC, Risk Parity, ETMFs, Merger Arb and More

We start this week's article list with three trends that are influencing the overall market for liquid alternatives. The ... [read more]

RESEARCH

Opportunities for Alpha Event Driven Credit Strategies

Opportunities for Alpha With Event Driven Credit Strategies

Many investors are aware of event-driven equity strategies, wherein the stock of the acquired company is held long, while the ... [read more]

Eaton Vance on the Benefits of Absolute Return Strategies

Eaton Vance on the Benefits of Absolute Return Strategies

The mainstream media has a lot of misconceptions about investments, but perhaps the most wildly wrong assertion is that the ... [read more]

Legg Mason to Fixed-Income Investors Flip from Fixed to Flex

Legg Mason to Fixed Income Investors: Flip from Fixed to Flex

The Federal Reserve’s suppression of benchmark interest rates to unprecedented levels over the past six years has created ... [read more]

VIDEOS

Litman Gregory Alts Fund Jeffrey Gundlach

Video: A Look Back at the Litman Gregory Alternatives Fund

The Litman Gregory Masters Alternatives Strategies Fund (MASNX) celebrated its third anniversary on September 30, and has delivered an annualized return of 6.67% since its inception. Year-to-date, the fund’s 2.77% gains beat the Morningstar category average by 174 basis points ... [read more]

AlphaSimplex Duncan Wilkinson CEO

Video: Liquid Alternatives Offer Investors Greater Control

AlphaSimplex Group (ASG) CEO Duncan Wilkinson explains that liquid alternatives are about “good, risk-adjusted returns; not necessarily big, absolute returns” in this video from TheStreet.com. In particular, Mr. Wilkinson talks about ASG’s Tactical US Fund, which he describes as ... [read more]

Harin de Silva Analytic Investors

Video: Hedged Mutual Funds Offer Much Needed Protection

Why is now a good time to invest in hedged strategies? Harin de Silva, President of Analytic Investors, says being hedged is something you should always do in your portfolio, and now is as good of a time as any. In this video, Mr. de Silva shares his favorite sectors for 2015, ... [read more]