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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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DailyAlts Playbook: Hertz Goes Under, The Vaccine Gold Rush, and Just How Rich is Mark Zuckerberg

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK May 26, 2020 DailyAlts Playbook: Hertz Goes Under, The Vaccine Gold Rush, and Just How Rich is Mark Zuckerberg PRIME OVERVIEW Good morning, I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, despite the ongoing circumstances. While efforts to reopen parts of the U.S. continued over the weekend, I wasn’t surprised to see pictures of places like Ocean City, Maryland pumped to the brim with tourists. I haven’t been to that town since June 2000 – which was my senior week – and I can still smell the suntan lotion billowing down the boardwalk. Over the weekend, people were practically crawling on top of one another to eat caramel popcorn, throw skeeballs into a clown’s mouth, and who knows what else – without a mask or any social distancing in place. Meanwhile, down in Florida, I went for a drive over the weekend and pulled into a handful of new neighborhoods under development to see if construction had continued. It’s going slowly. But open up Redfin in Naples and Estero, Florida, and you’ll see a lot of homes for sale. In my town, I had noticed more and more and more homes going up. I didn’t know…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why private markets will expand faster than their public counterparts
July 22, 2019

In recent years, an interesting trend has appeared. Whereas earlier the public markets shouldered the responsibility for raising capital and liquidity for businesses, in recent times the private markets have…

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Hedge Fund Titan Ray Dalio Recommends Investing in Gold
July 19, 2019

The yellow metal will benefit from the looming “paradigm shift” in investing, he says According to Ray Dalio, chief of Bridgewater Associates, the ongoing party in stocks will soon run…

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Blackstone Group may raise over $100 billion this year
July 18, 2019

At the end of the second quarter Blackstone had a record $545.5 billion in assets under management Blackstone Group Inc, the world’s largest manager of alternative assets, raised $45.1 billion…

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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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