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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Melvin: Recapping the Blackstone Earnings Report
October 27, 2019

The Blackstone earnings report is always an important quarterly event. Over my years in the investment business, I have learned to watch what people are doing with their money instead…

A Blockchain P2P Lending System at Scale Could Render London Bankers Irrelevant
October 24, 2019

According to Business 5.0 expert John Straw, the blockchain could well disrupt the City of London. And put paid to the taxes that the City generates. An end to the…

Broker Charles Schwab to Launch “Fractional Stock” Ownership
October 24, 2019

Everyday investors are often handicapped by the minimum tradable value of a single unit of an ETF or a stock. Consider this scenario: an investor is looking to invest $100…

Price Cuts the Flavour of the Season: Vanguard Europe Slashes Fees on ETFs and Index Funds
October 24, 2019

Vanguard adds fuel to the fee cut fire in financial services by slashing fees across its ETFs and index-tracking funds. The passive investing giant cut its fees down to an…

AllFunds Reaches New Partnership With BNP Paribas
October 21, 2019

AllFunds has announced a partnership with BNP Paribas. According to terms, BNP is taking a 2.5% stake in the world’s largest fund distribution network.

Tim Melvin: The Case for Private Equity Replication
October 20, 2019

Private equity replication represents a unique opportunity for investors to avoid the high costs of PE investment. Forbes Magazine recently ran a story about the high barriers to entry for…

Howard Marks: The Negative Interest Rates Memo
October 18, 2019

Howard Marks has released his latest memo. In the lengthy memo marked “Re: Mysterious,” he talks about the impact of negative interest rates. More importantly, he talks about how little…

Nearly 770,000 Indexes Scrapped In 2019, Most from Equities
October 18, 2019

A survey of the global index universe by the Index Industry Association (IIA) shows the count of indexes declined by 20% in 2019 from 2018. The total number of indexes…

Alts Fund Highland Capital Management Entity Files for Chapter 11
October 17, 2019

Highland Capital Management announced that one of its investment adviser entities has filed for Chapter 11. The news comes after a long-winded battle with investors, according to court filings.

London Stock Exchange Group Hires Tadashi Tago – (And Other People on the Move)
October 16, 2019

London Stock Exchange Group picks Bloomberg Leader for New Role in Japan The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) hired Tadashi Tago to the role of information services in Japan. Tago…