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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Blackstone Group may raise over $100 billion this year
July 18, 2019

At the end of the second quarter Blackstone had a record $545.5 billion in assets under management Blackstone Group Inc, the world’s largest manager of alternative assets, raised $45.1 billion…

Film Maker Luc Besson May Offer EuropaCorp to Vine Alternative Investments
July 15, 2019

Luc Besson controlled EuropaCorp ran into financial difficulties after the flop of its 2017 mega-budget sci-fi epic Valerian. The company has reportedly been in talks with potential suitors since May…

Art: The ultimate alternative investment, now more accessible
July 13, 2019

Art is often called the ultimate alternative investment because it is completely uncorrelated to traditional markets such as stocks Consider this: If, 18 years ago, you invested in an art…

Investing in Wine: Here are Three Ways to Profit
July 9, 2019

This may be a pleasant surprise, but wine investing can be profitable. Here’s an example of a drinkable multi-bagger. Someone who bought 1982 Château Latour wine futures when it presold…

Is the Art Market an Attractive Alternative Investment?
July 2, 2019

It would seem that blue chips are not to be found in the stock market alone. These exist in the art market as well in the form of top notch…

Japanese institutional investors increasingly partial to alternatives
June 28, 2019

Two-thirds of Japanese institutional investors have invested in at least one alternative asset class, as persistent low yields have pushed them to look beyond traditional investment routes, says Preqin. Further,…

EisnerAmper survey of alternative investment professionals: Modestly bullish
June 27, 2019

A survey of alternative investment professionals conducted on June 19, 2019, at EisnerAmper’s 4th Annual Alternative Investment Summit in New York found that nearly half expected significant or moderate economic…

Innovative ESG fund from Trium Capital
June 27, 2019

Trium Capital, the alternative asset manager based in London, is launching an innovative ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) fund that will invest in European companies in the energy, materials, utilities…

Japanese Investors Flee Traditional Investments
June 24, 2019

With 10-year Japanese government bond yields at 0%, and equities generating dividend yields at a mere 1.8%, Japanese institutional investors are shedding their aversion for risk and entering alternative investments…

Globally, Canadian Institutional Investors Most Likely to Boost Alt Investments
June 24, 2019

Alternative investments are certainly the flavour of the season for Canadian institutional investors, according to data from a CIBC Mellon survey. More than half (58%) plan to increase their allocations…