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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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SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposal from Bitwise
October 10, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Bitwise Asset Management’s efforts to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The agency said that Bitwise’s proposal failed to meet legal requirements tied…

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Are Mutual Fund Managers Signaling A Selloff?
October 9, 2019

The Investment Company Institute released weekly data on mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Wednesday. The data suggest that fund managers are very concerned about the U.S. economy,…

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Nuveen Real Estate Buys 100 New Properties in 12 Markets
October 9, 2019

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest real estate investment firms in the world, and they keep getting bigger. As part of their continued expansion, they are moving aggressively…

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How AI, Drones, U-Cal and Salesforce Watch Out for Sharks
October 9, 2019

Great whites are rising in number. So are their encounters with humans. It’s, therefore, a challenge to devise early warning systems for our beaches. But a solution for spotting sharks…

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Melvin: What People Are Getting Wrong About The Private Equity Buyout Study
October 9, 2019

The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts is a study generating a lot of headlines. These headlines would suggest that private equity has negative impacts on the companies they buy,…

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These Hot New ETFs Protect Your Downside…And…Someone’s Taking Out A Patent on Them
October 9, 2019

There’s a new category of ETFs out there known as Defined Outcome ETFs. Also known as Buffer ETFs, these funds are seeing a rush of inflows as investors try to…

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Could Crypto ETFs Finally Come In From The Cold?
October 9, 2019

The SEC will give a ‘yes-or-no’ ruling on its approval of the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Bitwise Investments by October 13. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before to…

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#Fuelherfuture: Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Hits $1 Billion In Lending to Female Entrepreneurs
October 9, 2019

Crowdfunding loans platform Kiva celebrates the $1 billion mark in lending to women entrepreneurs with a tie-up with Pepsi. Kiva, the crowdfunding loans platform, created a new initiative, #FuelHerFuture with…

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World Federation of Exchanges Asks FCA to Reconsider Ban on Crypto-Derivatives
October 9, 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is an industry group for exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs). It has asked the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to impose its crypto-derivatives…

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MUFG First in Japan to Issue Aussie Dollar-Denominated Green Bonds
October 9, 2019

MUFG’s green bonds amounting AU$500 million (US$337 million) were oversubscribed twice over. Australian institutional investors purchased most of the flotation. MUFG issued this latest tranche of its green bonds in…

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