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: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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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…

Now, Advisors and Qualified Clients Get Access to PIMCO Alternative Strategies
November 22, 2019

iCapital Network, which connects advisors and their high net worth investors to leading alternative investment managers, ties up with PIMCO. iCapital Network said it will develop a customized technology platform…

Ray Dalio Calls Next Economic Downturn the “Great Sag”
November 21, 2019

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio has warned about the next economic downturn on more than one occasion.

Fidelity Digital Assets Secures New York State License
November 20, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets received a license from the New York State Department of Financial Services. The state regulator provided permission for the crypto-arm of Fidelity Investments to offer new services….

HarbourVest Closes Fifth Fund at $3 Billion
November 20, 2019

HarbourVest Partners announced it has closed its latest fund at $3 billion. The private equity shop announced the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V at oversubscribed. its original target was $2.5…

Workers Trust Artificial Intelligence More Than Their Bosses
November 19, 2019

Industrial automation is a major risk to jobs, according to thought leaders like Elon Musk. Even though robots could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2030, employees are happy…

Private Equity Shop Ethos Capital Buys the .Org Domain Registry
November 19, 2019

Ethos Capital has purchased the Public Internet Registry, the group that maintains the .org registry. The private equity firm purchased the registry from the Internet society, according to a statement…

WeWork Layoffs to Total 4,000 to 6,000 Over Five Years
November 18, 2019

WeWork layoffs are coming, and the number could range between 4,000 and 6,000 employees. The WeWork layoffs are set to start this week. According to International Business Times, the company…