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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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Activist Investors Push Out eBay CEO Devin Wenig
September 25, 2019

CEO cites disagreements with his board as activist pressures intensify Activist investors have pushed out CEO Devin Wenig. In a Tweet marked Wednesday, Wenig cited disagreements with fellow board members…

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Deutsche Bank will transfer prime broking and electronic equities to BNP Paribas
September 24, 2019

Deutsche Bank has agreed to migrate key clients, human resources, and technology in prime broking and electronic equities to BNP Paribas. Deutsche Bank prime brokerage clients, primarily hedge funds, are…

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Some Hedge Funds and Airlines to Gain from Thomas Cook’s Collapse
September 23, 2019

Hedge funds that used credit default swaps to bet on Thomas Cook’s collapse will make a lot of money. The 178-year old travel operator, Thomas Cook’s collapse, will lead to…

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Steps Down; Company May Cut 5,000 Jobs
September 23, 2019

WeWork’s founder and chief executive officer has stepped down as CEO but will continue as non-executive chairman. WeWork’s Adam Neumann said he had decided it was in the best interest…

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WeWork CEO Neumann facing boardroom coup?
September 23, 2019

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann may be forced out if some members of his company’s board have their way, reports Bloomberg. According to unnamed sources, SoftBank Group head honcho Masayoshi Son…

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Elliott Management Bulking Up on Cash
September 22, 2019

Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, fearing a market meltdown, is raising fresh money from investors. The activist investor could raise a war chest of $5 billion, according to an investor.

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New Law Requires California Pensions to Divest all Turkish Assets
September 21, 2019

New legislation bars California pensions funds from investing in Turkish assets. Turkish assets are now barred at California pensions. This is because of Turkey’s refusal to acknowledge responsibility for the…

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Stripe Valued at $35 billion in Latest Funding Round
September 20, 2019

Payments start-up Stripe raised $250 million in additional funding at a new pre-money valuation of $35 billion. Investors in the latest funding round of payments start-up Stripe included General Catalyst,…

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Responsible Investing in Commodities is Possible: OFI Asset Management
September 20, 2019

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives are not incompatible with commodity investing says an OFI portfolio manager. Certainly, ESG in commodities is possible through proactive asset management, according to Benjamin…

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CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Options In 2020
September 20, 2019

CME Group, which introduced futures in bitcoin in 2017, will launch options on the digital currency in 2020. CME Group’s bitcoin options will enable market participants to hedge or speculate…

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