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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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Bakkt To Roll Out Bitcoin Options Before CME; Launch Date December 9
October 30, 2019

Bakkt will gain a lead on CME Group in the race to offer the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures. Bakkt is the all-new ICE-sponsored Bitcoin exchange. Bakkt’s bitcoin…

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Corporates and Banks Rejoice: Bottomline Launches Real Time Payments
October 30, 2019

Fintech firm Bottomline Technologies enhances its Digital Banking product with the addition of a Real-Time Payments module. Real-time payments are essential these days to a bank’s competitiveness, particularly in the…

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KKR & Co Reports 23% Drop in Quarterly Profits
October 29, 2019

KKR & Co announced a 23% year-on-year decline in quarterly profits today. The firm’s report showed a dip in revenue as asset sales slow among private equity firms. Overall, post-tax…

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Allworth Financial Buys RAA and Expands U.S. Reach
October 29, 2019

Allworth Financial is purchasing RAA, one of the country’s largest financial planning firms specializing in the airline industry. Based in Dallas, RAA manages roughly $2.8 billion of client assets. This…

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Crestline Opportunity Fund III Europe Closes
October 29, 2019

Crestline Investors has announced the final closing of its first European Opportunity Fund. The credit-focused institutional alternative asset manager has called the fund the Crestline Opportunity Fund III Europe.

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Apollo Global Doubles Stake in Athene Holding
October 29, 2019

Apollo Global Management will buy an 18% stake in Athene Holding (NYSE: ATH). The $1.55 billion deal will see Apollo double its stake to roughly 35%. The purchase comprises about…

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Fintechs Across The Asia Pacific Can Go Global Using The Visa-Marqeta Alliance
October 28, 2019

Visa and Marqeta have partnered to offer fintechs in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam a new way to themselves internationally accepted. Fintechs…

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Ken Fisher: No Layoffs Coming to Fisher Investments
October 28, 2019

Ken Fisher – the embattled money manager – has seen outflows of roughly $3 billion. The swell of outflows comes weeks after he made a series of remarks during an…

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Prologis and Liberty Property Trust Announce REIT Merger
October 28, 2019

Prologis and Liberty Property Trust announced a merger between the two firms. According to deal terms, Prologis will acquire Liberty $12.6 billion, including the assumption of debt. The board of…

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UBS’ Walsh on ESG: ETFs Can’t Be Subject to A Standard ESG Definition
October 28, 2019

Andrew Walsh is head of passive and ETF specialist sales for UK and Ireland at UBS Asset Management. He gave a pertinent example of the difficulty of applying a standardized,…

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