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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Swiss Pension Fund Allocations Hit a Record
September 17, 2019

Swiss pension funds’ allocations to alternative assets surpass 10% for the first time. A study by European consultancy Complementa finds that Swiss pension funds have taken to alternative assets in…

ESMA warns EU asset managers that all is not well
September 16, 2019

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said asset managers faced a deteriorating industry outlook and very high market risk In its most recent Trends Risks and Vulnerabilities Report for…

Preqin: Alternative Assets in Europe Surge
September 16, 2019

Europe ranks second in the global pecking order of alternative asset markets. Over 6,300 fund managers and 3,000 institutional investors are responsible for €1.62 trillion worth of alternative assets. Preqin…

Recession or not? 60% of Americans think ‘yes’ in uncanny 2007 deja vu
September 16, 2019

An ABC/Washington Post poll finds six out of ten Americans expect a recession in 2020 That’s nearly the same result as the 69% opinion observed in November 2007, some months…

REIT Industry Shows Growth in Acquisitions
September 12, 2019

The National Association for Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit) has released its report of the performance of the REIT industry in the second quarter of 2019. The association found that…

ECB announces massive stimulus; Trump cries foul
September 12, 2019

The European Central Bank launched a new bond buying package and cut deposit rates to stimulate the Eurozone economy The central bank said it will purchase assets worth € 20…

Real Estate is the Top Long-Term Asset, According to Survey
September 12, 2019

SophisticatedInvestor.com recently took a survey of over 2000 investors between the ages of 35 and 65. Real estate is the top asset class for the long-term, according to a recent…

Pension Funding Deficits at UK-Listed Companies Hit £67 Billion as Yields Drop
September 12, 2019

Funding deficits at defined benefit pension plans for the top 350 listed companies in the UK touched a two-year high in August According to consulting firm Mercer, funding deficits at…

Investors plow money into precious metal ETFs
September 9, 2019

Fears of a recession are driving investors to safe-haven precious metal ETFs Precious metals have quietly come out of nowhere and are hitting new highs. Macroeconomic factors such as trade…

People on the Move: AG & Co., TigerRisk Partners, Bookend Capital, and Clarion Capital
September 5, 2019

TigerRisk Partners Appoints New CEO People on the Move for September 5, 2019 TigerRisk Partners appointed James Few to the role of CEO at its London office. Few now reports…