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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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New International E-Registry of Shipping to Reside on The Blockchain
October 15, 2019

An advanced new blockchain-based ship registration system is under development. The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Singapore tech startup Perlin are jointly going to…

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French Pension Fund Dodges U.S. Treasury Market
October 15, 2019

ESG Concerns Shun the World’s Most Liquid Market A French pension fund and several other ESG funds are shunning the U.S. Treasury market. The funds found fault this week with…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK October 15, 2019 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks defections at the Libra Association, this very weird venture capital story that involves an actress from the Wonder Years,…

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Overlay Shares: The Icing on Your Index ETF Cake (Now for Everybody)
October 15, 2019

Once the preserve of accredited investors and institutions, this suite of Overlay Shares ETFs is now available to the everyday investor. A capital-efficient overlay strategy combines with an underlying core…

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KKR & Co Cuts IPO Price for Latitude Financial
October 15, 2019

KKR & Co and its investment partners will lower the IPO price for their Australian non-bank lender Latitude Financial. A Reuters report indicates that the private equity giant could drop…

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JP Morgan: Fund Flows May Point to Higher Recession Risk
October 14, 2019

JP Morgan suggests that retail investors and consumers are losing confidence in the U.S. economy. The bank cited the outflows of capital from the equity markets and the rush of…

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More Defections from the Libra Cryptocurrency Project
October 14, 2019

The Libra cryptocurrency project has lost another major partner on Monday over regulatory scrutiny around the stablecoin. Today, Booking Holdings – the company behind Priceline, Kayak, and Booking.com – dropped…

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Two Private Equity Firms Buy Management Services Arm of AECOM
October 14, 2019

Private equity firms Lindsay Goldberg and American Securities are buying assets from construction giant AECOM. The target company issued a report this morning saying it agreed to a deal worth…

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EY Report Talks Dealmaking in the Year Ahead
October 14, 2019

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…

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Cerberus Buys Closure Systems International from Reynolds Group
October 14, 2019

Cerberus Capital Management announced that one of its affiliates has entered into a definitive agreement to buy assets from Reynolds Group. The private equity giant will acquire the North American,…

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