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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Abraxas Global Asset Management Opens GAM Platform for Investors
August 7, 2019

Abraxas Global Asset Management, a New York and Hong Kong provider of alternative asset solutions, will allow the direct use of its Abraxas GAM platform for alternative investing These are…

Blackstone Buys Stake in BC Partners
August 7, 2019

Raymond Svider’s shop gets a boost of confidence. The Blackstone – BC Partners deal is official. Following a big run up, the U.S. private equity giant plans to invest $560…

JPMorgan launches global real assets fund
August 7, 2019

A response to clients’ demand for exposure to alternatives JPMorgan is launching the JPMorgan Real Assets Investment Trust for investing in alternative assets such as in the infrastructure, real estate…

Barings Taps Hedge Fund Manager to Lead Institutional Division
August 6, 2019

Stewart Russell makes the jump from Moore Capital management. Barings, an asset manager owned by MassMutual, announced it has hired hedge fund manager Stewart Russell to the role of Head of…

For ESG-conscious investors: DIY ETFs (well, sort of)
July 25, 2019

Time was when actively managed mutual funds were well and truly disrupted by the inexpensive ETF vehicle. Fed up with lack-lustre performance and exorbitant fees, investors shifted $39 billion out…

How a $147 billion pension plan will manage climate risk
July 24, 2019

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP) has outlined its procedures for dealing with the impact of climate-related changes on its investments. OTPP’s inaugural report details its comprehensive approach to various…

Texas Teachers rejigs allocations
July 24, 2019

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of Texas on Friday made changes to its asset allocation plan. The changes underscore the $153 billion retirement plan’s worry that stock prices may be…

Hot wheels of the future: Pre-fitted crypto wallets
July 24, 2019

Mercedes may soon have pre-installed in its cars a blockchain powered mobility platform that will do everything from managing your trip to processing digital contracts, “including the financial posting of…

BNY Mellon arm Alcentra raises €5.5 billion for private lending in Europe
July 23, 2019

With bankers reluctant to lend to small and medium-sized businesses in Europe after the financial crisis, direct lenders are willingly stepping into the breach. Proof of that is the response…

Gatwick Airport: An infrastructure investment that paid off handsomely for CalPERS
July 22, 2019

When the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) invested $155 million in Gatwick Airport nine years ago, they envisaged 32 million passengers annually. Gatwick is already catering to 46 million…