Liquid Alternatives

Liquid Alternative investments have emerged over the past decade as one of the fastest-growing areas within asset management. As pensions, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors have long benefited from Alternative Investments within their portfolios, Liquid Alternatives enable investors to have access to alternative investment strategies in fund structures that provide daily liquidity, full transparency, low investment minimums and other key attributes for investors. DailyAlts is your source for the most up-to-the-minute news, commentary and analysis on the global market for Liquid Alternatives.

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Liquid Alternatives: RIP 60:40. Liquid Alts Solve the New Equation

Volatile equity markets and declining fixed income yields have turned the traditional 60:40 portfolio allocation between stocks and bonds on its head. According to one study, an investor would today need to allocate 83% to equity, 15% to real estate, and only 2% to bonds to earn a similar rate of return as a couple of decades ago. Unfortunately, such a high component of equity would push up the portfolio’s volatility and risk to unacceptable levels. Liquid alts can be the solution to this dilemma.

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Liquid Alternatives: American Century to Launch Active ETFs That Disclose Quarterly
April 1, 2020

Thursday, April 2, marks the beginning of a new era of active, non-transparent ETFs. In a brave step considering the current market conditions, American Century Investments will launch Thursday two…

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Liquid Alternatives: Lyxor’s New Suite of Climate Change ETFs
March 31, 2020

French asset manager Lyxor is the first ETF manager to launch a suite of ETFs that focus on the objectives of the European Union’s Climate Transition Benchmarks. These benchmarks target…

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Liquid Alternatives: If Things Get Worse, the Fed Could Go From Bazooka to Nuclear
March 30, 2020

It’s not at all unimaginable that the Fed could wade (further) into uncharted waters and mop up stocks. According to market experts, if the coronavirus leads to more panic and…

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Liquid Alternatives: Semi-transparent ETFs Get Advisor Love
March 27, 2020

Assets under actively managed ETFs constituted a minuscule percentage (< 3%) of total ETF assets ($4.4 trillion) as of end-2019. The most commonly attributed reason for this phenomenon is the…

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Digital Assets: The Corona Fund Index Cryptocurrency (CFIX) From HashCash
March 26, 2020

HashCash Consultants are launching a new cryptocurrency, the Corona Fund Index Cryptocurrency (CFIX) in a drive to battle the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The new crypto will launch on April 2…

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Liquid Alternatives: BlackRock Floats ESG Linked Ultra Short ETFs
March 25, 2020

Investors remain undeterred by the market turmoil and sustainability remains an investing priority. Accordingly, BlackRock has launched three ESG-screened, ultra short term ETFs in Europe. The ETFs are denominated in…

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Liquid Alternatives: The Fed’s “All-it-Takes” Stimulus Includes Purchase of Bond ETFs
March 24, 2020

In a move aimed at ensuring liquidity in the bond market and related ETFs, for the first time, the U.S. Fed will purchase corporate bond ETFs. The Fed’s new facilities…

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Liquid Alternatives: ETF Short-sellers Making Money Off The Panic Must Pay More
March 23, 2020

There has been a sudden jump in the demand to borrow ETFs for purposes of shorting. Investors may be looking to short ETFs for various reasons, but one major factor…

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Liquid Alternatives: ETFs Cushioned an Insane Market
March 20, 2020

Financial markets faced a multitude of headwinds as never before. ETFs, the innovative financial products that sprung from the calamitous financial crisis of 2008, have played a calming role in…

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Liquid Alternatives: Innovator’s Defined Outcome ETFs – Prepare For Market Volatility
March 19, 2020

Investors have plowed in $3.2 trillion into hedge funds and $1 trillion into equity-linked structured products, investments that have limited downside protection, according to Bruce Bond, Co-Founder, and CEO, Innovator…

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