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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Hedge Funds: After a Banner Year, ValueAct Rejigs For the Next Twenty

After a Banner Year, ValueAct Rejigs For the Next Twenty. Founder Jeff Ubben steps down as CEO; will remain as chairman. His position as CEO will now be filled by ValueAct’s president, Mason Morfit.

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Alternative Investments: Decline in IPOs Worldwide as Investors Prefer Private Markets
December 30, 2019

There is a striking decline in the number and value of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) to raise capital across the globe. Macro-economic and political factors such as trade wars, Brexit,…

Venture Capital: Who Will Dare to IPO After 2019’s List of Stumbles
December 30, 2019

2020 IPOs will generate a lot of buzz in the coming months. With the S&P 500 ripping to record highs after a more than 26% return, how will venture-backed firms…

Baidu Tops Google and Microsoft in Artificial Intelligence Competition
December 30, 2019

Baidu Artificial Intelligence has overtaken two of the world’s leaders in the industry. The Chinese tech giant topped Microsoft and Google in a recent artificial intelligence competition.

First Eagle Investment Management to Purchase THL Credit
December 27, 2019

First Eagle Investment Management with acquire THL Credit, an alternative credit manager with approximately $17 billion in assets under management. The deal will likely close in the first quarter, according…

Digital Assets: The YouTube-Vs.-Crypto Standoff Ends Happily Ever After
December 27, 2019

YouTube pushed crypto-channel owners into hiding. Now its admitted to an error. It will reinstate videos and resolve strikes.

Alternative Investments: America’s Student Loan Debt in 2019 Hits New Record
December 27, 2019

A college degree is no longer a tool; it’s a luxury available to the rich About 45 million people in the US are being crushed under the weight of federal…

Alternative Investments: Now, BlackRock, Temasek in Chinese Wealth Management JV
December 26, 2019

Global asset manager BlackRock and sovereign wealth fund Temasek are making a beeline for the vast opportunities opening up in the Land of the Red Dragon. Chinese regulations now allow…

Alberta Investment Management Joins KKR in Canadian Pipeline Deal
December 26, 2019

Alberta Investment Management is linking up with private equity giant KKR to purchase a big stake in TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline. The Canadian pipeline project is part of a…

Alternative Investments: Christmas Cheer as Fund Managers Cut Fees
December 26, 2019

In the ongoing ‘race-to-zero,’ Vanguard and Dimensional both cut fees this week. Vanguard lowered expense ratios on three international income-oriented funds and four externally managed equity funds on December 19….

Alternative Investments: Chinese Corporate Defaults Touch Record in 2019
December 26, 2019

As 2019 grinds to a close, Chinese corporate defaults surged to a record RMB 130 billion ($18.6 billion). According to FT, which cited Bloomberg data, this value eclipsed the previous…