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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Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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LPL Wades Into Pricing Wars; Axes Platform Fees on ETFs for Advisors
December 6, 2019

LPL Financial launched a no-transaction-fee, ETF network where advisors can trade ETF’s for free in their advisory accounts. LPL Financial partnered with three leading ETF providers – State Street Global…

Rivulet Capital Opposes Thoma Bravo Purchase of Instructure
December 6, 2019

Rivulet Capital has said it will vote against Thoma Bravo’s purchase of educational software giant Instructure. The firm – which owns 5.23% of Instructure – announced its intention in a…

The Illinois Pension Crisis Goes from Bad to Worse
December 6, 2019

The Illinois pension crisis just got much worse. According to reports, the state’s unfunded pension liabilities jumped $3.8 billion to $137.3 billion at the end of the fiscal year 2019….

Mark Wiseman Out at BlackRock
December 5, 2019

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…

CBRE Talks U.S. Net-Lease Investment for the Third Quarter
December 5, 2019

CBRE, the global real estate investment and advisory firm, released the third quarter U.S. Net-Lease Investment Report.

Inland Private Capital Corporation Announces Full Funding of Opportunity Zone Fund
December 5, 2019

Inland Private Capital Corporation announced the full funding of its first private placement offering by a qualified opportunity fund, Saint Paul Opportunity Zone. The fund will no longer accept any…

Natixis Investment Managers Survey Shows Shift To Private Investments
December 5, 2019

Natixis Investment Managers has released the results of its survey of investment managers this week. Natixis surveyed 500 institutional investors, who collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets. These…

The 2020 Democrats and Artificial Intelligence
December 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence and job displacement. That has emerged as an important them among working-class voters across the United States. With AI now targeting white-collar jobs, the stakes are going even…

Fake News: China Targets Artificial Intelligence and Bots
December 2, 2019

Fake news is a term generating a lot of buzz in the United States. But in China, the term has taken on a whole new meaning. The country has issued…

Pensions Jack Up Exposure to Alternative Investments
November 27, 2019

Interest rates have been declining since the financial crisis and the resultant falling investment returns have put pension funds under pressure. Pension funds turn to alternative investments to offset the…