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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EY Report Talks Dealmaking in the Year Ahead

The latest EY report on M&A activity for the year ahead reveals interesting technology trends. EY is a leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The company finds that business leaders have altered their portfolios due to a challenging geopolitical environment. However, the firm notes that 52% of global corporate leaders plan to pursue acquisitions in the next year.

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RRJ Capital: There’s Gold In Those Eastern Roads
October 2, 2019

RRJ Capital isn’t a household name to most Western investors. But the Asian private equity firm is tapping into an asset class that often goes ignored: Toll roads.

Mapletree Commercial Buys Google’s HQ in Singapore
October 2, 2019

Mapletree Commercial Trust has purchased Google’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The acquisition is part of an S$1.55 billion ($1.14 billion) deal for four buildings in Pasir Panjang.

AssetMark Financial Holdings Buys OBS Financial
October 2, 2019

AssetMark Financial Holdings announced an agreement with Canandaigua National Corporation to buy OBS Financial. OBS is a turnkey asset management platform.

Dennis White Takes Over Massive Chicago Pension Fund (and More People on the Move)
September 30, 2019

The Chicago Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund has appointed Dennis White as the new executive director of the $3.8 billion fund. White will replace Jim Mohler, who recently left the fund…

U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

The DailyAlts PlayBook – September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks WeWork’s private plane, Europe’s never-ending rate cuts, private equity increasing dominance, and Elizabeth Warren’s war against it.

Citadel Launches Zurich Office (And People on the Move)
September 27, 2019

Hedge fund Citadel is launching a new office in Zurich. The new space will host its marketing-arm, Citadel Securities, according to the firm. This division is one of the world’s…

GSAM European ETF Ready for Lift Off
September 26, 2019

The GSAM European ETF is a sign that Goldman Sachs expanding its role on the passive investing craze. Here’s the latest news on the ETF launch on Thursday.

As Losses Pile Up, Woodford Fund Suspension Extended By 28 Days
September 25, 2019

The Woodford Equity Income Fund is bleeding but remains suspended. Fund administrator Link Fund Solutions confirmed the Woodford fund suspension would continue for another 28 days regardless of losses. After…

Responsible Investing in Commodities is Possible: OFI Asset Management
September 20, 2019

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives are not incompatible with commodity investing says an OFI portfolio manager. Certainly, ESG in commodities is possible through proactive asset management, according to Benjamin…