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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Artificial Intelligence: Ex-Goldman CIO Makes Leap to Healthcare

Marty Chavez walked away from Goldman Sachs in late 2019. Now, he’s sitting on the board of artificial intelligence startup Paige. The New York-based firm uses AI to detect, diagnose, and improve the treatment of cancer.

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Artificial Intelligence: Ex-Goldman CIO Makes Leap to Healthcare
January 15, 2020

Marty Chavez walked away from Goldman Sachs in late 2019. Now, he’s sitting on the board of artificial intelligence startup Paige. The New York-based firm uses AI to detect, diagnose,…

Hedge Funds: Alleged Theft of Citadel’s $100 Million Trading Strategy
January 14, 2020

Citadel Securities sues GSA for allegedly acquiring the highly confidential strategy from its employee through improper means. Citadel’s ABC strategy, which it uses to generate “many millions of dollars each…

Alternative Investments: This ETF Copycats Top Hedge Funds and Undercuts Their Fees
January 14, 2020

Launched in December, the iM DBi Hedge Strategy ETF (DBEH) is an actively-managed ETF. Its objective: to match or outperform the largest Global Equity Long/Short hedge funds from the HFR…

Alternative Investments: A Bidding War For Voya Financial May Happen This Year
January 14, 2020

Voya Financial may become a possible takeover target in the coming months, according to the Financial Times. The report indicates that the former ING Group insurance unit and retirement plan…

Alternative Investments: Lazard Asset Management Launches High-Conviction Strategy Fund
January 14, 2020

Lazard Asset Management has made yet another splash in thematic investing. The firm has launched a new fund employing a high-conviction global equity strategy. The company announced the strategy behind…

Hedge Fund Westbeck Capital Management: Time to Bet on Canadian Energy
January 14, 2020

Westbeck Capital Management is turning its attention to beaten-down Canadian energy companies. The energy hedge fund believes that these firms will have stronger cash flows in the year ahead compared…

Hedge Funds: Bain to Raise Up To $7 Billion For New Long-Only, Public Equities Fund
January 13, 2020

Bain to Raise Up To $7 Billion For New Long-Only, Public Equities Fund. Alternatives investments specialist Bain Capital will be less ‘alternative’ soon after its proposed fundraise. The new fund…

Garry Kasparov on Artificial Intelligence: It Won’t Destroy Mankind
January 13, 2020

Garry Kasparov, the great chess grandmaster, said that AI won’t destroy, let alone replace, mankind. His comments came over the weekend in an interview with Gerry Baker of Fox Business.

Venture Capital: What the IPO Market Needs Now – To Wake Up
January 13, 2020

Casper Sleep, the online mattress retailer, has filed for its initial public offering. According to an SEC filing, the company has planned an offering at $100 million. Morgan Stanley, Jeffries…

Alternative Investments: Sen. Ron Wyden Dismisses Ethos’ Response to .org Domain Sale
January 10, 2020

The protest over the sudden and non-transparent sale of the .org domain to an obscure private equity firm for $1.35 billion has three Democratic Senators embroiled in it. Last month,…