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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Blackstone Sells Last Building from Famous 2007 Real Estate Deal
October 10, 2019

The Wall Street Journal says that Blackstone has sold the last office building it purchased in 2007. The building was part of their $39 billion purchase of Equity Office Properties…

LGPS Launches Climate Change Strategy
October 10, 2019

LGPS Central has announced the launch of a multi-factor equity fund. The manager of pooled assets from nine British public sector pension funds say that climate change sits at the…

Refinitiv: Sovereign Wealth Funds Put $24.6 Billion into Q3 M&A Deals
October 10, 2019

Sovereign wealth funds injected $24.6 billion into deals during the third quarter, according to a report at Reuters. Citing data from Refinitiv, the author counted 49 deals. That figure is…

Are Mutual Fund Managers Signaling A Selloff?
October 9, 2019

The Investment Company Institute released weekly data on mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Wednesday. The data suggest that fund managers are very concerned about the U.S. economy,…

Could Crypto ETFs Finally Come In From The Cold?
October 9, 2019

The SEC will give a ‘yes-or-no’ ruling on its approval of the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Bitwise Investments by October 13. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before to…

World Federation of Exchanges Asks FCA to Reconsider Ban on Crypto-Derivatives
October 9, 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is an industry group for exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs). It has asked the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to impose its crypto-derivatives…

MUFG First in Japan to Issue Aussie Dollar-Denominated Green Bonds
October 9, 2019

MUFG’s green bonds amounting AU$500 million (US$337 million) were oversubscribed twice over. Australian institutional investors purchased most of the flotation. MUFG issued this latest tranche of its green bonds in…

An ETF To Take Advantage Of “One Of The Largest Infrastructure Build-Outs In History”
October 8, 2019

According to Goldman Sachs, cities will be on the frontlines of climate adaptation. Urban adaptation will have to follow. The FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: NFRA) is…

Brookfield Business Partners to Sell Big Stake in North American Palladium
October 8, 2019

Brookfield Business Partners announced a plan to sell its 81% interest in North American Palladium. The real state giant is selling the Canadian mining company and only global pure-play palladium…

Three Takeaways from the New KKR Consumer Report
October 8, 2019

The report examines consumer behavior at this point in the economic cycle KKR has posted a new report titled The New Consumer. Paula Campbell Roberts, the Director of Global Macro…