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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Mark Wiseman Out at BlackRock

Mark Wiseman found himself in the running to replace BlackRock Chief Larry Fink. Now he finds himself out of a job. Multiple media outlets report that Wiseman allegedly violated BlackRock’s “relationships at work policy.”

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JPMorgan Asset Management Closes $1.06 Billion Special Situations Fund
October 28, 2019

More than half of investors are first-time investors in a J.P. Morgan Alternatives fund. JP Morgan Asset Management closed its Lynstone Special Situations fund. The fund raised $1.06 billion for…

AT&T Defuses Hedge Fund Elliott Management Pressure With Three-Year Plan
October 28, 2019

Activist hedge fund Elliott Management took aim at AT&T Corporation in September. Elliott had proposed cost cuts, divestment of certain businesses, and a freeze on further acquisitions. Now, the telecom giant…

SoftBank Group Pumps $655 Million into Greensill Capital
October 28, 2019

Greensill Capital has received a large capital injections from SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. The tech-focused investment fund gave the eight-year-old financing firm an additional $655 million. Greensill plans to use…

Melvin: Recapping the Blackstone Earnings Report
October 27, 2019

The Blackstone earnings report is always an important quarterly event. Over my years in the investment business, I have learned to watch what people are doing with their money instead…

A Blockchain P2P Lending System at Scale Could Render London Bankers Irrelevant
October 24, 2019

According to Business 5.0 expert John Straw, the blockchain could well disrupt the City of London. And put paid to the taxes that the City generates. An end to the…

Broker Charles Schwab to Launch “Fractional Stock” Ownership
October 24, 2019

Everyday investors are often handicapped by the minimum tradable value of a single unit of an ETF or a stock. Consider this scenario: an investor is looking to invest $100…

Price Cuts the Flavour of the Season: Vanguard Europe Slashes Fees on ETFs and Index Funds
October 24, 2019

Vanguard adds fuel to the fee cut fire in financial services by slashing fees across its ETFs and index-tracking funds. The passive investing giant cut its fees down to an…

AllFunds Reaches New Partnership With BNP Paribas
October 21, 2019

AllFunds has announced a partnership with BNP Paribas. According to terms, BNP is taking a 2.5% stake in the world’s largest fund distribution network.

Tim Melvin: The Case for Private Equity Replication
October 20, 2019

Private equity replication represents a unique opportunity for investors to avoid the high costs of PE investment. Forbes Magazine recently ran a story about the high barriers to entry for…

Howard Marks: The Negative Interest Rates Memo
October 18, 2019

Howard Marks has released his latest memo. In the lengthy memo marked “Re: Mysterious,” he talks about the impact of negative interest rates. More importantly, he talks about how little…