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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ESG: Citigroup Social Impact Fund Hits $150 Million

The details around the Citigroup social impact fund emerged this week. The bank announced it funded a $150 million social impact fund. The fund will invest in private companies that make a positive impact on society. Internally funded, the new fund will invest in companies looking to develop innovative solutions for four significant challenges the world faces today.

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Could Crypto ETFs Finally Come In From The Cold?
October 9, 2019

The SEC will give a ‘yes-or-no’ ruling on its approval of the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Bitwise Investments by October 13. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before to…

World Federation of Exchanges Asks FCA to Reconsider Ban on Crypto-Derivatives
October 9, 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is an industry group for exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs). It has asked the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to impose its crypto-derivatives…

MUFG First in Japan to Issue Aussie Dollar-Denominated Green Bonds
October 9, 2019

MUFG’s green bonds amounting AU$500 million (US$337 million) were oversubscribed twice over. Australian institutional investors purchased most of the flotation. MUFG issued this latest tranche of its green bonds in…

An ETF To Take Advantage Of “One Of The Largest Infrastructure Build-Outs In History”
October 8, 2019

According to Goldman Sachs, cities will be on the frontlines of climate adaptation. Urban adaptation will have to follow. The FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: NFRA) is…

Brookfield Business Partners to Sell Big Stake in North American Palladium
October 8, 2019

Brookfield Business Partners announced a plan to sell its 81% interest in North American Palladium. The real state giant is selling the Canadian mining company and only global pure-play palladium…

Three Takeaways from the New KKR Consumer Report
October 8, 2019

The report examines consumer behavior at this point in the economic cycle KKR has posted a new report titled The New Consumer. Paula Campbell Roberts, the Director of Global Macro…

Blackrock Hires New HR Chief (And Other People on the Move)
October 7, 2019

BlackRock hires always generate headlines. The latest high-profile news is that the world’s largest asset manager has appointed Manish Mehta to the role of global head of human resources. Reuters…

Private Equity Giant KKR Announces Special Situations Fund III
October 7, 2019

Private equity giant KKR & Co wants to raise $1.5 billion for its third special situations fund. Reuters reported the June registration of KKR Special Situations Fund III. The private equity…

Oil Rich Norway’s Government Pension Fund Slashes Exposure to… Oil Production
October 4, 2019

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, will cut its exposure to upstream energy production. The pension fund will cut 50 billion Norwegian kroner ($5.5 billion) in equity allocation from its…

TradeStation Announces TSgo and Commission-Free Trading
October 4, 2019

The online platform will charge less than TDAmeritrade on a per-contract basis for options TradeStation, the online broker-dealer, has joined in the zero-commission trading frenzy. The company will begin offering…