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The global alternative investment space now sits at more than $9 trillion in global assets, and we’re just getting started. Roughly 40% of RIAs are using alternative investments. With the RIA space expanding and alternative investment demand rising among investors – a surge in data, news, and opinion will continue. This channel cuts through the noise to give you the most important actionable insight.

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Alternative Investments/Digital: State Street Digital, A New Division At State Street, To Focus On Crypto

June 11, 2021

State Street (NYSE: STT), which has $40.3 trillion in assets under custody or administration, said Thursday it is establishing a new digital finance division called State Street Digital. The new unit will focus on digital financial services for crypto, tokenization, blockchain and CBDCs.

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Innovative ESG fund from Trium Capital

June 27, 2019

Trium Capital, the alternative asset manager based in London, is launching an innovative ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) fund that will invest in European companies in the energy, materials, utilities and industrial sectors.

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Japanese Investors Flee Traditional Investments

June 24, 2019

With 10-year Japanese government bond yields at 0%, and equities generating dividend yields at a mere 1.8%, Japanese institutional investors are shedding their aversion for risk and entering alternative investments like never before.

Globally, Canadian Institutional Investors Most Likely to Boost Alt Investments

June 24, 2019

Alternative investments are certainly the flavour of the season for Canadian institutional investors, according to data from a CIBC Mellon survey. More than half (58%) plan to increase their allocations to alternatives, while 42% said they will maintain existing levels. Across the world, a previous BNY Mellon report said only 53% of investors planned to increase allocations.

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Fitch Study: Alternative Investment Returns Doesn’t Beat Equities

June 24, 2019

Fitch Ratings studied the returns from alternative investments made by 180 state and local public pension funds over the period 2001 through 2017 and found they were not nearly so outstanding as hyped.

Cerulli Associates: European Retail Investors Seek Alternatives

June 20, 2019

Cerulli Associates, the global research and consulting firm, finds evidence that European retail investors are increasing attracted to alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and private debt.

Corporate Defined Benefit Plans Now Have “Alternatives”

June 20, 2019

Outsourced chief investment officers (OCIO), are increasingly being used by institutions to identify high-quality investment opportunities and extend their range over asset classes. Research by Cerulli Associates indicates these OCIOs are favourably inclined towards alternative investing given diversification benefits and scope for higher returns.

BlackRock Faces New Criticism Over Fossil Fuels

June 20, 2019

BlackRock is in the eye of a media storm for consistently not putting its money where its mouth is on climate change.
On the flip side, BlackRock’s iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF (SUSL) hoovered up $851 million when it launched last month. This fund invests in the best corporate citizens in the US as part of a responsible investing theme.

Is the Wealthfront Risk Parity Fund Living Up to its Promise?

June 20, 2019

Coming from the stable of Wealthfront Inc., which has over $10 billion under management, the Risk Parity Fund was modelled after Ray Dalio’s strategy that aims to diversify portfolios in such a way as to neutralize large price swings in any particular asset.

ACP to Launch ESG Alternative Investment Funds

June 20, 2019

Alternative Capital Partners is an Italian asset management firm that focuses on alternatives and applies ESG principles to all underlying asset classes. They believe that fund returns can be improved by the additional thrust on ESG sustainability principles. At the same time, there will be a beneficial impact on the environment and the real Italian economy.