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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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Facebook’s Libra: Paypal non-committal in the face of regulatory rumblings
September 16, 2019

PayPal, a member of the Libra Association, said its membership is “a non-binding commitment” There is somewhat of an international furor around Facebook’s proposed Libra digital currency. Central banks, financial…

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Libra to seek registration as a payment system
September 16, 2019

Swiss financial regulator FINMA said it had received a request from the Libra Association for assessment of Libra’s classification The Libra project would indicatively classify under financial market infrastructure regulation,…

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Libra on the backfoot as France, Germany oppose virtual currencies
September 16, 2019

France and Germany oppose Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency In a setback for Libra, the finance ministers of France and Germany issued a joint statement opposing the digital currency. They claimed…

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Stocks Propel Hedge Funds to the Best First Half in a Decade
September 16, 2019

The beleaguered hedge fund industry has something to cheer about. According to Hedge Fund Research, funds gained 5.7% during the six months ended June 2019.

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Frantic Bidding War for Australian Fintech GBST Holdings
September 16, 2019

Tumultuous week sees SS&C Technologies and FNZ locked in battle to acquire GBST UK-based FNZ had the last word in the sequence of bid and counter-bid that unfolded last week…

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Preqin: Alternative Assets in Europe Surge
September 16, 2019

Europe ranks second in the global pecking order of alternative asset markets. Over 6,300 fund managers and 3,000 institutional investors are responsible for €1.62 trillion worth of alternative assets. Preqin…

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Recession or not? 60% of Americans think ‘yes’ in uncanny 2007 deja vu
September 16, 2019

An ABC/Washington Post poll finds six out of ten Americans expect a recession in 2020 That’s nearly the same result as the 69% opinion observed in November 2007, some months…

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For $5 Million, You Can Passively Invest in an Index of 500 hedge Funds
September 16, 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) and Hedge Fund Research Inc (HFR) are teaming up to launch an innovative new product. It’s a fund that will track HFR’s 500 index. The index…

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Arrowgrass Capital Partners Will Shut Down
September 14, 2019

Blame the Fed, Blame the ECB, Blame All-Around  Arrowgrass Capital Partners is shuttering its doors after 11 years. The hedge fund – founded by Deutsche Bank AG traders – blamed…

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Ori Living gets $20 million funding led by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs
September 13, 2019

Ori’s robotic furniture and interiors can be moved around to optimize a small living space In the picture above, a bed that concealed in the ceiling is lowering itself down…

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