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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Fidelity Digital Assets Secures New York State License

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.  

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Canadian private lenders suffer higher delinquencies versus traditional banks
August 18, 2019

Delinquency rates on loans advanced by private lenders are many times higher than those by traditional banks. An analysis of data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the…

Negative Interest Rates: Danish Bank Unit Pays Interest to a Borrower
August 17, 2019

For the first time in its history, Realkredit Danmark, a lending unit of the Danske Bank Group, has had to pay out interest on a loan taken by a customer…

30-Year Treasury Bond Slumps Under 2% for First Time
August 16, 2019

Markets fear a global recession. The old reliable 30-year bond just hit an all-time low. The 30-year treasury bond just hit an all-time low. While the Dow slumped 800 points…

That iconic Mustang from Bullitt may set a new muscle car record at 2020 auction
August 15, 2019

Mecum’s 2020 Kissimmee auction in January will notably feature the 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt. This would be the first time the renowned car…

Pershing Square Bets on Warren Buffett
August 15, 2019

Bill Ackman’s secret investment we discussed last week was just a big bet on Berkshire Hathaway Pershing Square Capital Management has made a passive investment on Warren Buffett. A new…

New SEC Regulations Will Increase Investor Participation in Alternatives
August 14, 2019

The SEC’s revamp would be a boon for financial advisors who are already seeing increasing demand for investment opportunities in alternatives. According to Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital, the $40…

Brookfield Business Partners Buys Big Stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian
August 13, 2019

The deal clears the way for China Oceanwide to purchase Genworth. Brookfield Business Partners announced plans to purchase a 57% stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian mortgage insurance unit. According to…

Powered by alternative investments, UK investment trust assets top £200 billion
August 13, 2019

Investment trusts have become the preferred vehicles in the UK for acquiring alternative assets that were once the preserve of bank funding. These alternative assets have also been dubbed as…

Limin Wang Becomes Managing Director at Blackstone
August 12, 2019

The former Credit Suisse director joins a deep quantitative team as Blackstone aims to increase its quantitative approach Limin Wang has become Managing Director of the Quantitative Research team at…

Neil Shah Joins Evercore as Senior Managing Director
August 12, 2019

The Harvard law graduate has 20 years of private equity experience and will launch Evercore’s permanent capital business. Neil Shah will join Evercore’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing…