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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Preqin: Private Debt Fundraising Lagged in 2019

A new report from Preqin shows that private debt activity slowed down over 2019. Dealmaking also lagged from 2018. The report shows that more than 200 private debt funds closed every year from 2015 t0 2018. Last year, however, just 152 funds reached their final close and raised $107 billion. That latter figure represented an 11% decline from 2018. Dry powder slipped from $292 billion to $261 billion over the course of a year.  

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Preqin: Private Debt Fundraising Lagged in 2019
February 14, 2020

A new report from Preqin shows that private debt activity slowed down over 2019. Dealmaking also lagged from 2018. The report shows that more than 200 private debt funds closed…

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Hedge Funds: Kerrisdale Capital Takes Aim at Match.com
February 14, 2020

Activist hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short stake in Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). The online dating operator owns Tinder and Match.com. The activist fund expects that shares will…

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Alternative Investments: SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 Loses Investors
February 13, 2020

SoftBank investors are refusing to take part in the Vision Fund 2 unless the Japanese conglomerate turns performance around. The first $100 billion fund has struggled with performance due to…

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Real Estate: Ellington Residential Mortgage Reports Quarterly Earnings
February 11, 2020

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE: EARN) reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Ellington had an impressive quarter. Net income registered at $9.7 million, or $0.78 per…

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Alternative Investments: Brookfield Asset Management Closes $20 Billion Global Infrastructure Fund
February 10, 2020

Brookfield Asset Management announced the closing of its fourth flagship infrastructure fund. The Brookfield Infrastructure Fund IV has total commitments of $20 billion. That figure surpassed its target goal of $17 billion…

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Private Equity: Carlyle Group Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings
February 5, 2020

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) is the last of the “Big Money” private equity and asset managers to report fourth-quarter earnings. It was a solid quarter for the Washington DC-based alternative…

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Alternative Investments: Steve Cohen’s Mets Bid Might Come to an End
February 5, 2020

Steven Cohen and his pursuit of the New York Mets might be coming to a close. According to MarketWatch, the hedge fund manager is walking away from the Wilpons. Cohen…

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Private Equity: Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Announces $1.4 Billion Final Close of Phoenix Tower International Project
February 4, 2020

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities funds completed the recapitalization of Phoenix Tower International. The deal will allow the wireless communications infrastructure provider to execute on its global infrastructure business plan.. Tac Opps has…

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Alternative Investments: Pacific Premier Bancorp Buys Opus Bank
February 4, 2020

Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, announced plans to purchase and Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB). Terms of the deal set the value at about…

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The DailyAlts Playbook” The Return of Coronavirus, New Ponzi Schemes, and the State of Tesla Shorts.
January 30, 2020

The U.S. markets are deep in the red Thursday as markets address the ongoing coronavirus crisis in China. The Dow shed 222 points on news that the death toll in…

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