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Viewing Liquid Alternatives Through a Hedge Fund Lens

Viewing Liquid Alternatives Through a Hedge Fund Lens

Liquid alternative investments, also known as “alternative mutual funds” and “liquid alts,” have experienced a rapid growth in popularity, with the number of funds offered and their assets under management soaring over the past two years. ... [read more]

Ares-Kayne Merger Creates Large and Diversified Alternatives Manager

Ares-Kayne Merger Creates Large and Diversified Alternatives Manager

Corporate mergers and acquisitions are at their highest level since 2007, directly before the financial crisis. This has been a boon to liquid alternatives specializing in merger-arbitrage and event-driven strategies, but liquid alts ... [read more]

Blackstone and Corsair Combine for Majority Stake in First Eagle

Blackstone and Corsair Combine for Majority Stake in First Eagle

Independent and privately held asset manager First Eagle is taking on some big new investors: Blackstone and Corsair Capital, whose combined investments values First Eagle at $4 billion. The company’s senior management and investment ... [read more]

Roy Behren and Michael Shannon of Westchester Capital Part 1

Video: Interview with Westchester Capital Management – Part 1

In this video, DailyAlts publisher and editor Brian Haskin interviews Roy Behren and Michael Shannon of Westchester Capital Management. Their firm has $6 billion in assets under management, and it utilizes a variety of strategies in ... [read more]

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Weekend Reading Brad Balter on Liquid Alts, Risk Parity, Smart Beta, Active Share and More

Weekend Reading: Brad Balter on Liquid Alts, Risk Parity, Smart Beta, Active Share and More

This week's collection of articles for weekend reading gets started with Brad Balter making the case for liquid alternatives, ... [read more]

A Calm Summer Weekend for Europe...

A Calm Summer Weekend for Europe…

361 Capital Weekly Research Briefing July 20, 2015 Timely perspectives from the 361 Capital research & portfolio ... [read more]

Currency Wars Continue Dollar Loosing its Status in the World

Currency Wars Continue – Dollar is Losing Its Status as the Reserve Currency

And what does that mean for asset classes over the long term – a historical snapshot? Iran Nuclear Deal Iran is the ... [read more]

RESEARCH

Viewing Liquid Alternatives Through a Hedge Fund Lens

Viewing Liquid Alternatives Through a Hedge Fund Lens

Liquid alternative investments, also known as “alternative mutual funds” and “liquid alts,” have experienced a rapid growth ... [read more]

Towers Watson Releases Results of 2015 Global Alternatives Survey

Towers Watson Releases Results of 2015 Global Alternatives Survey

Towers Watson has published the results of its Global Alternatives Survey 2015 in a 99-page white paper that includes ... [read more]

Liquid Alternatives May Solve the Problem of Stock-Bond Correlation

Liquid Alternatives May Solve the Problem of Stock-Bond Correlation

While everyone likes to see their portfolio rise in value, Cognios Capital senses something “artificial” about the current ... [read more]

VIDEOS

Roy Behren and Michael Shannon of Westchester Capital Part 1

Video: Interview with Westchester Capital Management – Part 1

In this video, DailyAlts publisher and editor Brian Haskin interviews Roy Behren and Michael Shannon of Westchester Capital Management. Their firm has $6 billion in assets under management, and it utilizes a variety of strategies in vehicles for both institutional and retail ... [read more]

KC Nelson Driehaus Part 3

Video: Interview with K.C. Nelson of Driehaus Capital Management – Part 3

In the final video of a three-part series with K.C. Nelson, Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Driehaus Investments, Mr. Nelson discusses how his fixed-income experience complements event-driven investing. “To my knowledge, we’re the only event-driven fund that invests ... [read more]

KC Nelson Driehaus Interview Part 2

Video: Interview with K.C. Nelson of Driehaus Capital Management – Part 2

In this video, Driehaus Investments Portfolio Manager and Managing Director K.C. Nelson gives a brief rundown of three of his firm’s alternative funds: the Active Income Fund (LCMAX), the Select Credit Fund (DRSLX), and the Event Driven Fund (DEVDX). Mr. Nelson says the Active ... [read more]