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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Rocket Dollar Review – Making Alternative Investments Easier
August 12, 2019

Financial platform Rocket Dollar has taken the pain out of alternative investments for the common investor’s retirement portfolio. Rocket Dollar now allows you to invest in a whole swath of…

Najarian Brothers Welcome New Advisors to Cannabis ETF
August 9, 2019

Jon and Pete Najarian on Board Biotech Entrepreneur and Cannabis Investment Specialist The Najarian brothers of CNBC fame have welcomed two new members to the strategic advisory team of Innovation…

Did BlackRock Lose $90 Billion of Client Money on Fossil Fuels
August 7, 2019

It depends on how one defines opportunity costs and if you cherry pick data… But “Big Oil” might be to blame The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEFFA) has…

Abraxas Global Asset Management Opens GAM Platform for Investors
August 7, 2019

Abraxas Global Asset Management, a New York and Hong Kong provider of alternative asset solutions, will allow the direct use of its Abraxas GAM platform for alternative investing These are…

Blackstone Buys Stake in BC Partners
August 7, 2019

Raymond Svider’s shop gets a boost of confidence. The Blackstone – BC Partners deal is official. Following a big run up, the U.S. private equity giant plans to invest $560…

JPMorgan launches global real assets fund
August 7, 2019

A response to clients’ demand for exposure to alternatives JPMorgan is launching the JPMorgan Real Assets Investment Trust for investing in alternative assets such as in the infrastructure, real estate…

Barings Taps Hedge Fund Manager to Lead Institutional Division
August 6, 2019

Stewart Russell makes the jump from Moore Capital management. Barings, an asset manager owned by MassMutual, announced it has hired hedge fund manager Stewart Russell to the role of Head of…

For ESG-conscious investors: DIY ETFs (well, sort of)
July 25, 2019

Time was when actively managed mutual funds were well and truly disrupted by the inexpensive ETF vehicle. Fed up with lack-lustre performance and exorbitant fees, investors shifted $39 billion out…

How a $147 billion pension plan will manage climate risk
July 24, 2019

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP) has outlined its procedures for dealing with the impact of climate-related changes on its investments. OTPP’s inaugural report details its comprehensive approach to various…

Texas Teachers rejigs allocations
July 24, 2019

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of Texas on Friday made changes to its asset allocation plan. The changes underscore the $153 billion retirement plan’s worry that stock prices may be…