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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Mark Wiseman Out at BlackRock

Mark Wiseman found himself in the running to replace BlackRock Chief Larry Fink. Now he finds himself out of a job. Multiple media outlets report that Wiseman allegedly violated BlackRock’s “relationships at work policy.”

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Now, Advisors and Qualified Clients Get Access to PIMCO Alternative Strategies
November 22, 2019

iCapital Network, which connects advisors and their high net worth investors to leading alternative investment managers, ties up with PIMCO. iCapital Network said it will develop a customized technology platform…

Ray Dalio Calls Next Economic Downturn the “Great Sag”
November 21, 2019

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio has warned about the next economic downturn on more than one occasion.

Fidelity Digital Assets Secures New York State License
November 20, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets received a license from the New York State Department of Financial Services. The state regulator provided permission for the crypto-arm of Fidelity Investments to offer new services….

HarbourVest Closes Fifth Fund at $3 Billion
November 20, 2019

HarbourVest Partners announced it has closed its latest fund at $3 billion. The private equity shop announced the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V at oversubscribed. its original target was $2.5…

Workers Trust Artificial Intelligence More Than Their Bosses
November 19, 2019

Industrial automation is a major risk to jobs, according to thought leaders like Elon Musk. Even though robots could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2030, employees are happy…

Private Equity Shop Ethos Capital Buys the .Org Domain Registry
November 19, 2019

Ethos Capital has purchased the Public Internet Registry, the group that maintains the .org registry. The private equity firm purchased the registry from the Internet society, according to a statement…

WeWork Layoffs to Total 4,000 to 6,000 Over Five Years
November 18, 2019

WeWork layoffs are coming, and the number could range between 4,000 and 6,000 employees. The WeWork layoffs are set to start this week. According to International Business Times, the company…

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.

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…

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…