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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JPMorgan launches global real assets fund
August 7, 2019

A response to clients’ demand for exposure to alternatives JPMorgan is launching the JPMorgan Real Assets Investment Trust for investing in alternative assets such as in the infrastructure, real estate…

Barings Taps Hedge Fund Manager to Lead Institutional Division
August 6, 2019

Stewart Russell makes the jump from Moore Capital management. Barings, an asset manager owned by MassMutual, announced it has hired hedge fund manager Stewart Russell to the role of Head of…

For ESG-conscious investors: DIY ETFs (well, sort of)
July 25, 2019

Time was when actively managed mutual funds were well and truly disrupted by the inexpensive ETF vehicle. Fed up with lack-lustre performance and exorbitant fees, investors shifted $39 billion out…

How a $147 billion pension plan will manage climate risk
July 24, 2019

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP) has outlined its procedures for dealing with the impact of climate-related changes on its investments. OTPP’s inaugural report details its comprehensive approach to various…

Texas Teachers rejigs allocations
July 24, 2019

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of Texas on Friday made changes to its asset allocation plan. The changes underscore the $153 billion retirement plan’s worry that stock prices may be…

Hot wheels of the future: Pre-fitted crypto wallets
July 24, 2019

Mercedes may soon have pre-installed in its cars a blockchain powered mobility platform that will do everything from managing your trip to processing digital contracts, “including the financial posting of…

BNY Mellon arm Alcentra raises €5.5 billion for private lending in Europe
July 23, 2019

With bankers reluctant to lend to small and medium-sized businesses in Europe after the financial crisis, direct lenders are willingly stepping into the breach. Proof of that is the response…

Gatwick Airport: An infrastructure investment that paid off handsomely for CalPERS
July 22, 2019

When the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) invested $155 million in Gatwick Airport nine years ago, they envisaged 32 million passengers annually. Gatwick is already catering to 46 million…

Why private markets will expand faster than their public counterparts
July 22, 2019

In recent years, an interesting trend has appeared. Whereas earlier the public markets shouldered the responsibility for raising capital and liquidity for businesses, in recent times the private markets have…

Hedge Fund Titan Ray Dalio Recommends Investing in Gold
July 19, 2019

The yellow metal will benefit from the looming “paradigm shift” in investing, he says According to Ray Dalio, chief of Bridgewater Associates, the ongoing party in stocks will soon run…