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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Venture Capital: PE and VC Firms Turn to Asia for Deals

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) announced this week that they had raised 2.3 billion for its fourth Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV. The fund will invest in upper mid-market investment opportunities in Japan across Consumer, Retail, and Healthcare, General Industries and Technology, Media, and Telecom. They will also look to make equity investments in larger companies on an opportunistic basis, according to the Carlyle press release announcing the deal.

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Alternative Investments: YieldStreet’s Prism Fund Has BlackRock as SubAdviser
February 20, 2020

Digital fintech platform YieldStreet is offering a closed-ended, income-yielding fund that will be co-managed by BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), the world’s largest asset manager. The YieldStreet Prism Fund will be available to…

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Preqin: Private Debt Fundraising Lagged in 2019
February 19, 2020

A new report from Preqin shows that private debt activity slowed down over 2019. Dealmaking also lagged from 2018. The report shows that more than 200 private debt funds closed…

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FinTech: LendingClub Is The First Fintech To Acquire a Bank
February 19, 2020

Personal lending platform LendingClub has agreed to acquire FDIC-regulated, Boston-based online bank Radius Bancorp in a cash (75%)-cum-stock (25%) deal worth $185 million. This is the first time that a…

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Hedge Funds: Kerrisdale Capital Takes Aim at Match.com
February 14, 2020

Activist hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short stake in Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). The online dating operator owns Tinder and Match.com. The activist fund expects that shares will…

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Alternative Investments: SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 Loses Investors
February 13, 2020

SoftBank investors are refusing to take part in the Vision Fund 2 unless the Japanese conglomerate turns performance around. The first $100 billion fund has struggled with performance due to…

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Real Estate: Ellington Residential Mortgage Reports Quarterly Earnings
February 11, 2020

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE: EARN) reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Ellington had an impressive quarter. Net income registered at $9.7 million, or $0.78 per…

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Alternative Investments: Brookfield Asset Management Closes $20 Billion Global Infrastructure Fund
February 10, 2020

Brookfield Asset Management announced the closing of its fourth flagship infrastructure fund. The Brookfield Infrastructure Fund IV has total commitments of $20 billion. That figure surpassed its target goal of $17 billion…

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Private Equity: Carlyle Group Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings
February 5, 2020

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) is the last of the “Big Money” private equity and asset managers to report fourth-quarter earnings. It was a solid quarter for the Washington DC-based alternative…

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Alternative Investments: Steve Cohen’s Mets Bid Might Come to an End
February 5, 2020

Steven Cohen and his pursuit of the New York Mets might be coming to a close. According to MarketWatch, the hedge fund manager is walking away from the Wilpons. Cohen…

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Private Equity: Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Announces $1.4 Billion Final Close of Phoenix Tower International Project
February 4, 2020

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities funds completed the recapitalization of Phoenix Tower International. The deal will allow the wireless communications infrastructure provider to execute on its global infrastructure business plan.. Tac Opps has…

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