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New Multi-Strategy Fund is Sixth Alternative Fund for LoCorr

New Multi-Strategy Fund is Sixth Alternative Fund for LoCorr

One of the most appealing aspects of alternative investments is their low correlation to traditional asset classes. What’s more, different types of alternatives can have low correlation to one another. Thus, a multialternative fund – one ... [read more]

Where Monetary Policy Hits the Pavement Normalization vs. Tightening

Where Monetary Policy Hits the Pavement: Normalization vs. Tightening

While it is not clear, even to the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (the FOMC), when they will begin raising interest rates, the media often refer to such a rise as “tightening” monetary policy. The FOMC, on the other hand, has taken ... [read more]

Odds & Ends MSCI, Sprott, Deutsche, AssetMark and More

Odds & Ends: MSCI, Sprott, Deutsche, AssetMark and More

In this edition of Odds & Ends: Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF Launches MSCI Introduces Diversified Multi-Factor Indexes Changes to the Barclays OFI SteelPath Midstream MLP Index Deutsche A&WM Launches Pair of ... [read more]

Brian Jacobsen Wells Fargo Alternatives

Video: Who Should Consider Alternative Investments

In the first part of a four-part video series from Wells Fargo, Dr. Brian Jacobsen discusses what alternative investments are an alternative to, and who can benefit from them. Dr. Jacobsen explains that alternatives are basically for anyone ... [read more]

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Where Monetary Policy Hits the Pavement Normalization vs. Tightening

Where Monetary Policy Hits the Pavement: Normalization vs. Tightening

While it is not clear, even to the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (the FOMC), when they will begin raising interest ... [read more]

361 Capital April Showers Bring...

361 Capital: April Showers Bring…

361 Capital Weekly Research Briefing April 13, 2015 Timely perspectives from the 361 Capital research & portfolio ... [read more]

Divergence Remains a Strong Theme in this Multi-Polar World

Divergence Remains a Strong Theme in this Multi-Polar World

I recently saw the movie Divergent with my children, so I thought this would be a good subject for discussion. Silly ... [read more]

RESEARCH

PIMCO Touts Carry and Trend Across Asset Classes

PIMCO Touts Carry and Trend Across Asset Classes

Trend and carry are investment strategies that mirror what most investors intuitively understand: (1) Don’t fight the trend, ... [read more]

Energy MLPs Are Alternative Investments - Part 2

Energy MLPs Are Alternative Investments – Part 2

Part 1 of this series discussed the characteristics of energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) and presented data showing ... [read more]

Alternatives are Tools for Enhancing Asset Allocation

Alternatives are Tools for Enhancing Asset Allocation

The Chicago-based asset management firm Calamos Investments has published an introduction to alternative assets and ... [read more]

VIDEOS

Brian Jacobsen Wells Fargo Alternatives

Video: Who Should Consider Alternative Investments

In the first part of a four-part video series from Wells Fargo, Dr. Brian Jacobsen discusses what alternative investments are an alternative to, and who can benefit from them. Dr. Jacobsen explains that alternatives are basically for anyone who is looking to branch out from the ... [read more]

American Century CEO Jonathan Thomas

Video: Increasing Opportunities for Active Managers

In this video, American Century CEO Jonathan Thomas discusses how the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) has created an “artificial environment” by cutting volatility. Now, with QE in the rearview mirror and the Fed poised to begin hiking interest rates, volatility will ... [read more]

Envestnet PMC’s Michael Featherman

Video: Liquid Endowment Portfolios

In this video, Envestnet PMC’s Michael Featherman discusses the shortcomings of the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) approach to asset allocation. During times of market stress, MPT’s traditional asset classes have experienced increased correlation, approaching 1.0, which is why ... [read more]