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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Insider Buying Recap: April 6, 2020

As markets sold-off on Friday, we saw two large purchases by activist investors. We saw a lot of buying at MGM and Zagg. In one case the activist had a board seat and is considered an insider. he was joined in aggressive buying by other executives including the CEO and CFO.

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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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Alternative Investments: Illinois TRS Allocates $665 Million to Alt Funds
December 12, 2019

Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, Springfield, committed a total of $665 million to six alternative investment funds. The $ 52.3 billion Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS) allocated $ 665 million to…

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New BDO Report Shows VC and Private Equity Preparing for Downturn
December 12, 2019

A new BDOreport U.S. Private Capital Outlook explores the preparations of venture capital and private equity firms ahead of a projected downturn. The report replaces and expands on BDO’s report,…

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Alternative Investments: Japanese Economic Growth Surprises to the Upside – ETFs to Pick
December 12, 2019

Japanese economic growth during the third quarter of 2019 surpassed both preliminary and market forecasts. Japan’s GDP growth during the third quarter of 2019 came in at an annualized 1.8%….

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Hedge Fund AQR Asset Management Report Talks “Risk On”
December 11, 2019

AQR Asset Management researchers have put out a new paper that looks at fixed income investing. As rates have declined over the past 20 years, active fixed income managers have…

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Notz Stucki Will Purchase Alternative Investments Manager Jam Research
December 11, 2019

Notz Stucki has purchased Geneva-based alternative investment management firm JAM Research.

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Alternative Investments: CPPIB Commits $600 Million to Indian Infrastructure
December 10, 2019

The CPPIB will invest up to $600 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India. CPPIB’s investment is complementary to its existing direct investment strategy in Indian…

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Magnetar Capital Aims to Launch $400 Million Health Fund
December 9, 2019

Magnetar Capital will launch its first healthcare hedge fund in 2020. The firm aims to close a $400 million fund by mid-2020, according to Bloomberg. The company will look to…

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Hedge Fund Billionaire Bill Ackman Looks for 50% Returns in 2019
December 9, 2019

Billionaire Bill Ackman and his hedge fund are having a great 2019. Last month, Ackman’s hedge fund added another gross return of 3.4% — or 3.2% after fees. This gain…

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