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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New SEC Regulations Will Increase Investor Participation in Alternatives
August 14, 2019

The SEC’s revamp would be a boon for financial advisors who are already seeing increasing demand for investment opportunities in alternatives. According to Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital, the $40…

Brookfield Business Partners Buys Big Stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian
August 13, 2019

The deal clears the way for China Oceanwide to purchase Genworth. Brookfield Business Partners announced plans to purchase a 57% stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian mortgage insurance unit. According to…

Powered by alternative investments, UK investment trust assets top £200 billion
August 13, 2019

Investment trusts have become the preferred vehicles in the UK for acquiring alternative assets that were once the preserve of bank funding. These alternative assets have also been dubbed as…

Limin Wang Becomes Managing Director at Blackstone
August 12, 2019

The former Credit Suisse director joins a deep quantitative team as Blackstone aims to increase its quantitative approach Limin Wang has become Managing Director of the Quantitative Research team at…

Neil Shah Joins Evercore as Senior Managing Director
August 12, 2019

The Harvard law graduate has 20 years of private equity experience and will launch Evercore’s permanent capital business. Neil Shah will join Evercore’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing…

Rocket Dollar Review – Making Alternative Investments Easier
August 12, 2019

Financial platform Rocket Dollar has taken the pain out of alternative investments for the common investor’s retirement portfolio. Rocket Dollar now allows you to invest in a whole swath of…

Najarian Brothers Welcome New Advisors to Cannabis ETF
August 9, 2019

Jon and Pete Najarian on Board Biotech Entrepreneur and Cannabis Investment Specialist The Najarian brothers of CNBC fame have welcomed two new members to the strategic advisory team of Innovation…

Did BlackRock Lose $90 Billion of Client Money on Fossil Fuels
August 7, 2019

It depends on how one defines opportunity costs and if you cherry pick data… But “Big Oil” might be to blame The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEFFA) has…

Abraxas Global Asset Management Opens GAM Platform for Investors
August 7, 2019

Abraxas Global Asset Management, a New York and Hong Kong provider of alternative asset solutions, will allow the direct use of its Abraxas GAM platform for alternative investing These are…

Blackstone Buys Stake in BC Partners
August 7, 2019

Raymond Svider’s shop gets a boost of confidence. The Blackstone – BC Partners deal is official. Following a big run up, the U.S. private equity giant plans to invest $560…