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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Dennis White Takes Over Massive Chicago Pension Fund (and More People on the Move)
September 30, 2019

The Chicago Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund has appointed Dennis White as the new executive director of the $3.8 billion fund. White will replace Jim Mohler, who recently left the fund…

U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

The DailyAlts PlayBook – September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks WeWork’s private plane, Europe’s never-ending rate cuts, private equity increasing dominance, and Elizabeth Warren’s war against it.

Citadel Launches Zurich Office (And People on the Move)
September 27, 2019

Hedge fund Citadel is launching a new office in Zurich. The new space will host its marketing-arm, Citadel Securities, according to the firm. This division is one of the world’s…

GSAM European ETF Ready for Lift Off
September 26, 2019

The GSAM European ETF is a sign that Goldman Sachs expanding its role on the passive investing craze. Here’s the latest news on the ETF launch on Thursday.

As Losses Pile Up, Woodford Fund Suspension Extended By 28 Days
September 25, 2019

The Woodford Equity Income Fund is bleeding but remains suspended. Fund administrator Link Fund Solutions confirmed the Woodford fund suspension would continue for another 28 days regardless of losses. After…

Responsible Investing in Commodities is Possible: OFI Asset Management
September 20, 2019

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives are not incompatible with commodity investing says an OFI portfolio manager. Certainly, ESG in commodities is possible through proactive asset management, according to Benjamin…

US Fed Cuts Rates by 25 Bps; Trump Says Fed Has No Guts
September 18, 2019

As expected, the Fed cut interest rates to sustain the economy but was non-committal on future cuts. Fed Chair Jerome Powell painted an optimistic picture of the US economy, citing…

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan Blockchain Project
September 18, 2019

The project now serves 320 banks around the globe on cross-border payments The JPMorgan Blockchain Project just got another big player in the blockchain game. Deutsche Bank has joined JP…

Credit Card Startup Petal Arranges $300 Million Debt Facility From Jefferies
September 18, 2019

Credit card startup Petal, which promises credit for an irresponsible world, expanded its Jefferies debt facility. Petal had arranged a $30 million debt facility with Jefferies a year ago. The…