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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Hedge Funds: After a Banner Year, ValueAct Rejigs For the Next Twenty

After a Banner Year, ValueAct Rejigs For the Next Twenty. Founder Jeff Ubben steps down as CEO; will remain as chairman. His position as CEO will now be filled by ValueAct’s president, Mason Morfit.

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Alaska Permanent Fund Beats Benchmark Yet Again
November 8, 2019

The Alaska Permanent Fund filed its report for the first fiscal quarter of 2020. The largest U.S. state sovereign wealth fund reported earning returns of 1.24%. That exceeded its benchmark…

What’s Inside The California State Teachers’ Retirement System Portfolio?
November 8, 2019

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced its latest asset allocation shifts this week. The $242 billion dollar scheme is shifting assets away from traditional equities.

Elliott Management Supports Split of Nielsen Holdings
November 8, 2019

Nielsen Holdings has announced plans to split itself into two separate public companies. The plan – backed by Elliott Management – will unlock shareholder value.

Brookfield Asset Management Launches Its Fifth PE Fund
November 6, 2019

The new Brookfield Capital Partners V reached total equity commitments of $9 billion, according to Brookfield Asset Management. The company released a statement this week outlining the goals of the private…

McKinsey: North American AUM Hit $43 Trillion Last Year
November 6, 2019

A new McKinsey report puts total North American AUM at $43 trillion. The market hit that figure saw a 7% jump from the previous year. That said, industry profits (not-including…

Masayoshi Son “Humbled” After $8.9 Billion Loss for Vision Fund
November 6, 2019

Masayoshi Son is reportedly “humbled” after SoftBank reported its first quarterly loss in over a decade. The CEO took hits from all directions after the fund reported an $8.9 billion…

NBER: Beware Bond Mutual Funds and Their Reported Holdings
November 5, 2019

The National Bureau of Economic Research issued a stark warning about bond mutual funds and risk. In a new report, NBER says that at least 30% of bond mutual funds…

Ardevora Asset Management to Shut Its Trading Desk
November 4, 2019

Ardevora Asset Management will shutter its desk and outsource its trading and execution to Northern Trust. The TRADE first reported the development on Friday. 

Berkshire Hathaway Beats Earnings Despite Global Economic Woes
November 3, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway reported earnings on Saturday (more on why in a moment). Warren Buffett’s firm announced that profits topped Wall Street expectations thanks to resilient consumer spending. The firm’s success…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes Shot at Crispin Odey
November 1, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn has launched his campaign for Prime Minister ahead of a December 12 snap election. The British Labour leader used his campaign launch to take shots at Crispin Odey….