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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Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see more filings later this week as investors hit the deadline to file on shares purchased during the selloff that started yesterday.

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CPPIB Reports 2.2% Return in the Second Quarter
November 14, 2019

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) reported gains of 2.2% during the second quarter. On Thursday, the nation’s largest public pension fund reported how it delivered the return.

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These Funds Were the Biggest Laggards in 2019
November 14, 2019

In a raging bull stock market, the biggest losers in 2019 were obviously funds that were short, or bet on volatility. A Morningstar compilation of the 20 top loser funds…

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IMF Analyst: A Lot of Mutual Funds Could Collapse in a Panic
November 13, 2019

International Monetary Fund analyst Laura Kodres warns that investors are putting too much faith in mutual funds. According to Deutsche Bank, half of the high-yield asset funds could experience liquidity…

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Preqin Executive Report: Less than 12% of Senior Roles in Alternatives Are Occupied by Women
November 12, 2019

A new Preqin executive report shows that women hold a small number of executive roles in the alternative investment industry. Preqin data shows that more women are working in the…

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Alipay’s Brute Power on Display on Singles Day
November 12, 2019

Alipay is the 800-pound gorilla in the global fintech room. It processed more than US$38 billion of payments in a single day. Alipay’s global fintech supremacy is without question. On…

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Billionaires’ Wealth Falls for First Time in Three Years
November 11, 2019

The richest people in the world saw their wealth decline in 2018 for the first time in three years. According to the UBS/PwC Billionaires’ Report, the selective class of billionaires…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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