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 Assets: Elizabeth Warren Has “A Plan” for Larry Fink on ESG

The Democratic candidate is pushing for the BlackRock chief to do more in his firm’s pledge to address climate change. In a letter released today, Warren asked Fink to support her latest climate plan – the Climate Risk Disclosure Act. This bill would require all companies to reveal their business risks tied to climate change. Warren argues that government metrics provide one of the clearest ways to track sustainability pledges by companies. 

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Film Maker Luc Besson May Offer EuropaCorp to Vine Alternative Investments
July 15, 2019

Luc Besson controlled EuropaCorp ran into financial difficulties after the flop of its 2017 mega-budget sci-fi epic Valerian. The company has reportedly been in talks with potential suitors since May…

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Art: The ultimate alternative investment, now more accessible
July 13, 2019

Art is often called the ultimate alternative investment because it is completely uncorrelated to traditional markets such as stocks Consider this: If, 18 years ago, you invested in an art…

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Investing in Wine: Here are Three Ways to Profit
July 9, 2019

This may be a pleasant surprise, but wine investing can be profitable. Here’s an example of a drinkable multi-bagger. Someone who bought 1982 Château Latour wine futures when it presold…

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Is the Art Market an Attractive Alternative Investment?
July 2, 2019

It would seem that blue chips are not to be found in the stock market alone. These exist in the art market as well in the form of top notch…

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Japanese institutional investors increasingly partial to alternatives
June 28, 2019

Two-thirds of Japanese institutional investors have invested in at least one alternative asset class, as persistent low yields have pushed them to look beyond traditional investment routes, says Preqin. Further,…

EisnerAmper survey of alternative investment professionals: Modestly bullish
June 27, 2019

A survey of alternative investment professionals conducted on June 19, 2019, at EisnerAmper’s 4th Annual Alternative Investment Summit in New York found that nearly half expected significant or moderate economic…

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Innovative ESG fund from Trium Capital
June 27, 2019

Trium Capital, the alternative asset manager based in London, is launching an innovative ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) fund that will invest in European companies in the energy, materials, utilities…

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Japanese Investors Flee Traditional Investments
June 24, 2019

With 10-year Japanese government bond yields at 0%, and equities generating dividend yields at a mere 1.8%, Japanese institutional investors are shedding their aversion for risk and entering alternative investments…

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Globally, Canadian Institutional Investors Most Likely to Boost Alt Investments
June 24, 2019

Alternative investments are certainly the flavour of the season for Canadian institutional investors, according to data from a CIBC Mellon survey. More than half (58%) plan to increase their allocations…

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Fitch Study: Alternative Investment Returns Doesn’t Beat Equities
June 24, 2019

Fitch Ratings studied the returns from alternative investments made by 180 state and local public pension funds over the period 2001 through 2017 and found they were not nearly so…

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