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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Blackrock Hires New HR Chief (And Other People on the Move)
October 7, 2019

BlackRock hires always generate headlines. The latest high-profile news is that the world’s largest asset manager has appointed Manish Mehta to the role of global head of human resources. Reuters…

Private Equity Giant KKR Announces Special Situations Fund III
October 7, 2019

Private equity giant KKR & Co wants to raise $1.5 billion for its third special situations fund. Reuters reported the June registration of KKR Special Situations Fund III. The private equity…

Oil Rich Norway’s Government Pension Fund Slashes Exposure to… Oil Production
October 4, 2019

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, will cut its exposure to upstream energy production. The pension fund will cut 50 billion Norwegian kroner ($5.5 billion) in equity allocation from its…

TradeStation Announces TSgo and Commission-Free Trading
October 4, 2019

The online platform will charge less than TDAmeritrade on a per-contract basis for options TradeStation, the online broker-dealer, has joined in the zero-commission trading frenzy. The company will begin offering…

The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about the robot apocalypse on Wall Street, the Forbes 400, Zuckerberg’s billionaire statement, and LaVar Ball (sorry about that). The markets are in the red…

Purpose Investments Goes All In on ESG Principles
October 3, 2019

Purpose Investments is the latest asset manager to integrate environmental, social and governance – ESG principles – into its strategies. The catch – they will adopt ESG into every single…

Real Estate Economic Forecast is Rather “Meh” About Real Estate
October 2, 2019

The Real Estate Economic Forecast – authored by Urban Land institute – hit the street today. It’s not as bad as we might have expected. The survey offers a consensus…

RRJ Capital: There’s Gold In Those Eastern Roads
October 2, 2019

RRJ Capital isn’t a household name to most Western investors. But the Asian private equity firm is tapping into an asset class that often goes ignored: Toll roads.

Mapletree Commercial Buys Google’s HQ in Singapore
October 2, 2019

Mapletree Commercial Trust has purchased Google’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The acquisition is part of an S$1.55 billion ($1.14 billion) deal for four buildings in Pasir Panjang.

AssetMark Financial Holdings Buys OBS Financial
October 2, 2019

AssetMark Financial Holdings announced an agreement with Canandaigua National Corporation to buy OBS Financial. OBS is a turnkey asset management platform.