Alternative Investments

The global alternative investment space now sits at more than $9 trillion in global assets, and we’re just getting started. Roughly 40% of RIAs are using alternative investments. With the RIA space expanding and alternative investment demand rising among investors – a surge in data, news, and opinion will continue. This channel cuts through the noise to give you the most important actionable insight.

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Mark Wiseman Out at BlackRock

Mark Wiseman found himself in the running to replace BlackRock Chief Larry Fink. Now he finds himself out of a job. Multiple media outlets report that Wiseman allegedly violated BlackRock’s “relationships at work policy.”

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Mark Wiseman Out at BlackRock
December 5, 2019

Mark Wiseman found himself in the running to replace BlackRock Chief Larry Fink. Now he finds himself out of a job. Multiple media outlets report that Wiseman allegedly violated BlackRock’s…

CBRE Talks U.S. Net-Lease Investment for the Third Quarter
December 5, 2019

CBRE, the global real estate investment and advisory firm, released the third quarter U.S. Net-Lease Investment Report.

Inland Private Capital Corporation Announces Full Funding of Opportunity Zone Fund
December 5, 2019

Inland Private Capital Corporation announced the full funding of its first private placement offering by a qualified opportunity fund, Saint Paul Opportunity Zone. The fund will no longer accept any…

Natixis Investment Managers Survey Shows Shift To Private Investments
December 5, 2019

Natixis Investment Managers has released the results of its survey of investment managers this week. Natixis surveyed 500 institutional investors, who collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets. These…

The 2020 Democrats and Artificial Intelligence
December 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence and job displacement. That has emerged as an important them among working-class voters across the United States. With AI now targeting white-collar jobs, the stakes are going even…

Fake News: China Targets Artificial Intelligence and Bots
December 2, 2019

Fake news is a term generating a lot of buzz in the United States. But in China, the term has taken on a whole new meaning. The country has issued…

Pensions Jack Up Exposure to Alternative Investments
November 27, 2019

Interest rates have been declining since the financial crisis and the resultant falling investment returns have put pension funds under pressure. Pension funds turn to alternative investments to offset the…

Alternative Investments: BlackRock Warns on Global Growth
November 27, 2019

Global economic growth sits atop a list of concerns from BlackRock. On Tuesday, the alternative asset manager said it has shifted toward defensive Asian stocks. A report indicates that the…

Barings Launches Onshore Private Fund in China
November 27, 2019

Barings announced the launch of its first onshore Private Fund in China. The Barings China A-share Private Securities Investment Fund No.1 has registered with the Asset Management Association of China.

Alternative Investments: Insurance Company CIOs Between a Rock and a Hard Place
November 26, 2019

Natixis Investment Managers commissioned a survey of 200 Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) at insurers in Asia, Europe, and North America. Nearly 75% said that it was essential to include alternative…