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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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Bitcoin ETFs and SEC: ‘Last Man Standing’ Wilshire Phoenix Amends Bitcoin Filing
October 16, 2019

The Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF has amended its Bitcoin ETF Filing with the SEC. The SEC has invited public comments on the bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposal filed by Wilshire Phoenix…

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Private Equity Giant Thoma Bravo Eyes $15 Billion Fund in 2020
October 16, 2019

Thoma Bravo, the Chicago-based, software-focused private equity shop, is considering a megafund. Bloomberg reports the PE firm wants to establish a $15 billion megafund in early 2020.

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LGT Capital Partners Announces Close of $1 Billion Asian Fund
October 16, 2019

LGT Capital Partners announced the successful raise of $1 billion. The Swiss alternatives manager will allocate the capital to its fourth private equity fund in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Peter Thiel and Others Pony Up $50M for Wind and Solar Powered Crypto Mining in Texas
October 16, 2019

Layer1 is building a chips-to-substation crypto mining facility in Texas that will run on renewable energy. Never mind that crypto mining is best undertaken in cool climes – Iceland, for…

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Is a WeWork Bailout on Tap?
October 16, 2019

A WeWork bailout could be coming from JPMorgan or Softbank. Two weeks after the office-sharing giant pulled its IPO, its cash position has deteriorated. CNBC reports that the two banks…

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Revolut Swings for the Fences; Plots $1.5B Fundraise
October 15, 2019

Revolut, the European challenger bank, prized fintech, and uber-hot unicorn, wants $1.5 billion. Revolut’s fundraise, if successful, would achieve two momentous feats: A company valuation of $5 – $10 billion,…

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Auriga Launches WWS AI For Advanced Banking Insights
October 15, 2019

Bankers can now get an Artificial Intelligence-led insight into their banking operations with the help of Auriga’s new WWS AI module. Auriga’s WWS AI module is a component of its…

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Baker McKenzie: Prepare for a Downturn in M&A
October 15, 2019

The Chicago-based law firm issues its key projections for 2020 Baker McKenzie released its latest report, Global Transactions Forecast 2020: Powering Through the Downturn. The report addresses topics around M&A…

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John Lidington Will Co-Manage Man Numeric’s Liquid Private Equity Strategy
October 15, 2019

Man Numeric have appointed John Lidington as co-portfolio manager of its liquid private equity strategy alongside existing portfolio manager Charles Liu. Liquid private equity may sound like a contradiction in…

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Hilton Grand Vacations Might Experience a Bidding War
October 15, 2019

Hilton Grand Vacations may soon experience a bidding war from two private equity titans. Apollo Management has reportedly made an offer for the Orlando0based timeshare company. Early reports suggest a…

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