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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Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see more filings later this week as investors hit the deadline to file on shares purchased during the selloff that started yesterday.

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Sun Life Financial Takes Big Stake in Real Estate Manager
December 18, 2019

Sun Life Financial and its alternative asset management arm just received a boost. Sun Life announced it plans to purchase an 80% stake in the infrastructure and real estate investment…

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Alternative Investments: Japanese Corporations Unlocking Value; ETFs to Buy
December 18, 2019

A Nikkei Quick survey showed that the percentage of Japanese companies that thought their shares were undervalued hit a high of 67% in 2019. This was the highest level since…

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Intel Scoops Up Israeli Artificial Intelligence Firm for $2 Billion
December 18, 2019

Intel Corporation has acquired Habana Labs for $2 billion. Habana Labs is an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for data centers. The deal will deepen Intel’s artificial intelligence…

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Alternative Investments: Bank of England Weighing Redemption Rejig for Open-Ended Funds
December 18, 2019

The Bank of England considers the liquidity mismatch in open-ended funds a potential “systemic risk.” After the recent debacles in the Woodford Equity Income Fund and M&G Investments property fund,…

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Hong Kong Funds See $5 Billion in Outflows
December 17, 2019

Hong Kong capital flight may have hit as much as $5 billion for investment funds in 2019. The figure comes from the Bank of England, which released its Financial Stability…

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Goldman Sachs Prepares to Go Big on Alternatives
December 17, 2019

A Goldman Sachs alternative capital team will launch soon, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The firm said that it will form an alternatives capital markets and strategy group under…

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Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Snaps Up Tallgrass Energy
December 17, 2019

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners has announced it will purchase the remaining shares of Tallgrass Energy that it doesn’t own. The latest offer of $22.45 per Class A share was a 22.7%…

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Japanese Regional Banks: The Trade to Start 2020
December 17, 2019

Japanese regional banks are starting to look for new capital as it becomes increasingly challenging to grow in a low-interest-rate environment. In a move similar to what we saw happen…

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Alternative Investments: Private Debt a New Safe Harbour for the Superrich
December 13, 2019

As low or negative rates bite, family offices invest more and more in private debt. Wealthy individuals and family offices are lending money where banks fear to tread. Gone are…

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The Domino Effect From This Chinese Bond Default
December 12, 2019

Mutual funds bleed after Peking University Founder Group Co.’s bond default. Peking University Founder Group Co.’s bonds crashed by 70% the day after the Founder Group defaulted on a 2…

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