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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: Picton Mahoney Acquires Five Funds from Vertex One
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Picton Mahoney Asset Management will acquire a clutch of alternative investment funds from Vancouver-based Vertex One Asset Management Inc. Picton Mahoney will henceforth function as the investment and portfolio manager…

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Revolut, the digital challenger bank, and fintech unicorn have tied up with Mastercard for US debit cards. Mastercard will handle Revolut’s debit cards when they launch in the US sometime…

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Liquefy to Digitize the Landmark Mayfair Luxury Hotel
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Hong Kong-based Liquefy will be the provider for a consortium of Gulf families on a real estate digital securities project. The program has $1 billion worth of real estate assets…

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