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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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Fintech: iCapital Network Announces $146 Million Funding Round
March 23, 2020

Financial technology platform company iCapital Network announced today that they had closed a $146 million financing round. The iCapital platform helps advisors that need easy to use technology-enabled investment processes…
The DailyAlts Playbook: Corona Cases Surge, Warnings from 2012, Universa’s Massive Win, and Party Bros
March 19, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks the Surge in Corona Cases, Warnings from 2012, Universa’s Massive Win, and Party Bros.
FinTech: iwoca’s New OpenLending Platform To Support SMEs During Coronavirus
March 19, 2020

These are trying times for small and medium businesses with entire countries under lockdown from the coronavirus threat. iwoca, the SME-focused online lender, launched its new platform, OpenLending. This platform…
Alternative Investments: STOR Capital Letter to Shareholders on Coronavirus
March 18, 2020

STOR Capital CEO Christopher H. Volk sent a letter to shareholders this week to address concerns over the potential impact of the coronavirus on the REITs’ property portfolio. STOR has…
Hedge Funds: Ricky Sandler is Buying Stocks Despite Coronavirus
March 18, 2020

Hedge fund manager Ricky Sandler said Monday that he is buying stocks while markets continue their historic selloff. In an interview with CNBC, the head of Eminence Capital said that…
Alternative Investments: Elliott Supports SoftBank’s Buyback Plan
March 13, 2020

SoftBank has announced a $4.8 billion buyback plan, news that brings joy to Elliott Management.  According to a report, SoftBank can purchase additional shares at the completion of the merger…
Alternative Investments: CoronaVirus Roundup for Thursday, March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Coronavirus has paralyzed the global markets, with Europe experiencing its worst one-day downturn in history. The FTSE shed 10.8%, the DAX was off 12.2%, and the CAC shed 12.5%. Here…
Alternative Investments: Activists Pressure GameStop for Board Seat
March 12, 2020

Hestia Capital Partners is part of a group of investors pushing for a board seat at embattled gaming retailer GameStop (NYSE: GME).  A report indicates that Hestia joins Permit Capital…
Alternative Investments: U.S. Prosecutors Oppose Release of Bernie Madoff
March 10, 2020

U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday that they oppose the release of Bernie Madoff from prison even if he is dealing with kidney disease. In a statement, prosecutors said that Madoff has…
Alternative Investments: S&P Global Market Intelligence Survey Sees Less Deal Making in 2020
March 4, 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence surveyed private equity dealmakers from around the world. The study found that less than half of them thought 2020 would see as much deal activity as…

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