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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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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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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Cerulli Associates: European Retail Investors Seek Alternatives
June 20, 2019

Cerulli Associates, the global research and consulting firm, finds evidence that European retail investors are increasing attracted to alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and private…

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Corporate Defined Benefit Plans Now Have “Alternatives”
June 20, 2019

Outsourced chief investment officers (OCIO), are increasingly being used by institutions to identify high-quality investment opportunities and extend their range over asset classes. Research by Cerulli Associates indicates these OCIOs…

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