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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Artificial Intelligence: Ex-Goldman CIO Makes Leap to Healthcare

Marty Chavez walked away from Goldman Sachs in late 2019. Now, he’s sitting on the board of artificial intelligence startup Paige. The New York-based firm uses AI to detect, diagnose, and improve the treatment of cancer.

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ECB announces massive stimulus; Trump cries foul
September 12, 2019

The European Central Bank launched a new bond buying package and cut deposit rates to stimulate the Eurozone economy The central bank said it will purchase assets worth € 20…

Real Estate is the Top Long-Term Asset, According to Survey
September 12, 2019

SophisticatedInvestor.com recently took a survey of over 2000 investors between the ages of 35 and 65. Real estate is the top asset class for the long-term, according to a recent…

Pension Funding Deficits at UK-Listed Companies Hit £67 Billion as Yields Drop
September 12, 2019

Funding deficits at defined benefit pension plans for the top 350 listed companies in the UK touched a two-year high in August According to consulting firm Mercer, funding deficits at…

Investors plow money into precious metal ETFs
September 9, 2019

Fears of a recession are driving investors to safe-haven precious metal ETFs Precious metals have quietly come out of nowhere and are hitting new highs. Macroeconomic factors such as trade…

People on the Move: AG & Co., TigerRisk Partners, Bookend Capital, and Clarion Capital
September 5, 2019

TigerRisk Partners Appoints New CEO People on the Move for September 5, 2019 TigerRisk Partners appointed James Few to the role of CEO at its London office. Few now reports…

Starboard Value Takes 7.5% Stake in Cloud Storage Firm Box Inc.
September 4, 2019

The activist fund takes a stake in an underperforming cloud services firm. Starboard Value has purchased a 7.5% stake in the cloud storage company Box Inc. The activist hedge fund…

Revisiting the End of an Era at Blackstone Group
September 4, 2019

The departure of Bennett Goodman will reverberate across the company for years. The Bennett Goodman era comes to a close as the co-founder of GSO Capital Partners is stepping down….

People on the Move: Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Close Brothers, and KKR
September 3, 2019

Marty Chavez Will Depart Goldman Sachs after 19 Years at the Wall Street Titan People on the Move for September 4, 2019 The big news today is the announcement that…

CalSTRs Bets Big on Private Equity in H1 2019
August 30, 2019

Blackstone receives a big sum from the nation’s second-largest public pension fund. CalSTRs is doubling down on private equity investments. The retirement pension fund manages $241.3 billion for teachers and…

Google parent Alphabet forays into ‘tech-enabled infrastructure’ with Ontario Teachers
August 30, 2019

Alphabet, its subsidiary Sidewalk Labs LLC, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan join in setting up an infrastructure holding company The new firm, Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), will invest in projects…