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Liquid Alternative investments have emerged over the past decade as one of the fastest-growing areas within asset management. As pensions, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors have long benefited from Alternative Investments within their portfolios, Liquid Alternatives enable investors to have access to alternative investment strategies in fund structures that provide daily liquidity, full transparency, low investment minimums and other key attributes for investors. DailyAlts is your source for the most up-to-the-minute news, commentary and analysis on the global market for Liquid Alternatives.

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Liquid Alternatives: The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Returns 1.18% In February

March 17, 2021

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Returns 1.18% In February. That figure underperformed the 1.52% monthly return from the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index in the month of February.

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Liquid Alternatives: Churn Amongst Senior Portfolio Managers at AllianzGI Liquid Alt Funds

August 24, 2020

Portfolio managers at AllianzGI for three funds in the market neutral long/short category and one fund in the merger arbitrage strategy have been reassigned.

Liquid Alternatives/ESG: New Challenges for Pension Financing and Retirement Security

August 21, 2020

The webinar by the Bloomberg Women’s Buyside Network featured John Livanas, Chief Executive Officer, State Super; Geraldine Buckingham, Chair and Head of Asia Pacific, BlackRock; and Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Allianz. Bloomberg’s Executive Editor, Tracy Alloway, moderated the webinar.

Private Equity: Onex Corporation Promotes Le Blanc to President

August 20, 2020

Private Equity: Onex Corporation Promotes Le Blanc to President Private equity firm Onex has promoted Bobby Le Blanc to president.  He will now oversee all business ventures and will serve as head of Onex Partners.  Le Blanc will also be in charge of reporting to Chairman and CEO Gerry Schwartz.  According to Schwartz, “Having joined…

Private Equity: Private Equity Takes Away from Texas Retirement System

August 18, 2020

Private Equity Takes Away from Texas Retirement System The Employees’ Retirement System of Texas’s private equity portfolio has lost 2.14 percent as of June 30.  The private equity portfolio is worth $4.4 billion, but it was the biggest detractor at a 1.9 percent loss.  Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the private equity portfolio was strong at…

ESG Investments to Gain Popularity in Real Estate 

August 12, 2020

ESG Investments to Gain Popularity in Real Estate  As the environment becomes more of a priority among the public, environmental responsibility has become a priority for businesses and organizations as well.  The looming effects of climate change are pressuring businesses and corporations to take action.  Oil and gas companies in particular are facing increasing pressure…

Liquid Alternatives: Prime Capital to Launch Liquid Alts Credit Fund

August 11, 2020

Liquid Alts Proliferate as Their Attributes Shine.  Independent asset manager Prime Capital is one of the lastest firms to roll out a liquid credit fund.  The fund offers a range of alternative credit strategies, including trade finance and real estate bridge financing.  This fund will invest between 15 and 20 funds globally.  They will be…

Liquid Alternatives Enable Access for Individuals to Alternative Investments

August 5, 2020

Liquid Alts Offer Endowment Style Investing to Individuals.  Liquid alternatives consist of a wide variety of investment options, strategies and portfolio options.  Alternative investment prevalence has been growing in recent years among both everyday investors and large financial institutions.  This growth in popularity has largely benefitted individual investors in mulitple respects.  Alternative investments have historically…

Illinois Municipal Fund Earmarks $125 millions for Alternative Investments

August 4, 2020

Alternative Investments: Illinois Municipal Fund Earmarks $125 millions for Alternative Investments Oak Brook — an Illinois-based Municipal Retirement Fund — has designated $125 million for alternative investments.  The $125 million will be split — $75 million will be invested in Clearlake Flagship Plus Partners.  $25 million will be invested in EnCap Energy Transition Fund I,…

Liquid Alternatives: Prime Capital Launches Liquid Alts Credit Fund

August 4, 2020

Prime Capital’s Liquid Alternative Credit Fund, a new fund of funds, will invest in 15 to 20 underlying funds which are diversified globally and invest in alternative credit strategies such as trade finance and real estate bridge financing. Prime Capital AG manages €17.2bn of assets in various funds.

Private Equity: Healthcare Firm Edifecs Lands PE Deal

July 29, 2020

Private equity firms TA Associates and Francsico Partners announced that they will complete a deal with healthcare software company Edifecs.  CEO of Edifecs Sunny Singh intends to lead the company through a transformation.  The healthcare industry is quickly changing with the help of the technology sector.  According to Singh, “Today’s healthcare industry is in a…

Real Assets Investing Through REITs

July 27, 2020

“We desperately need income, but we are in a yieldless world,” writes analyst Jussi Askola in “The New Gold Rush.” Zero or negative interest rates are going to push investors into real assets.

Liquid Alternatives Rocket Higher as Australia Takes Off

July 21, 2020

Liquid Alts Show Strength Amid Global Pandemic.  Liquid Alternative investments are rapidly growing in the United States and around the world.  In one of the latest signs of global espousement of Liquid Alts, ARP Investments secured a partnership with Axius Partners, a Sydney based company, for broad-based distribution.  Liquid alternative strategies are in high demand…

Liquid Alternatives: Picton Mahoney Launches New Long Short Alternative Fund

July 17, 2020

Canadian asset manager Picton Mahoney Asset Management has launched a new alternative investment fund that protects investors from the risks to the downside from equities. The fund is available in the versions of mutual fund and ETF. The Picton Mahoney Fortified Long Short Alternative Fund will use short positions to achieve risk mitigation.

Liquid Alternatives Showing Their Strength Amid 2020’s Volatility

July 16, 2020

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Up in June. The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index was up nearly 1% in June, continuing to show strength in navigating this year’s wild market ride. The Index is a benchmark for the performance of Liquid Alternative Funds. Longtime Wilshire Associates veteran, Jason Schwarz, said that “Markets rallied in the second quarter…

Liquid Alternatives: “The Most Hated Stock Rally in History” Proves Pundits Wrong…Again

July 7, 2020

Salvatore J. Bruno, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, IndexIQ, makes the interesting point that it is hard to predict how markets will behave around a significant inflection point. Writing in ETF Trends he observes that, as usual, markets were ahead of the curve and discounting an economic recovery that was invisible to economists and analysts.

Private Equity: Global Alternertives Giant Apollo Moves Deeper Into Direct Lending

July 7, 2020

Apollo Global Management is planning a $12 billion direct lending and alternative credit fund.  The firm will utilize these funds to provide $1 billion in loans to various companies.  Abu Dhabi fund Mubadala backs this Investment along with other investors involved in the project.  Direct lending will allow investors to invest in high-quality businesses and…

Liquid Alternatives: Waratah Launches Liquid Alternative Mutual Fund With ESG

June 30, 2020

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd, a Canadian alternative investment manager, announced Monday its launch of the Waratah Alternative ESG Fund. The mutual fund is Waratah’s second liquid alternative offering, and is powered by the firm’s alternative ESG strategy.

Private Equity: PE Giants Genstar and TA Behind Orion-Brinker Merger

June 29, 2020

Private equity player Genstar Capital played a catalytic role in bringing about a merger of platform provider Orion Advisor Solutions with investment manager Brinker Capital to form an entity with an estimated $40 billion in managed assets.

Liquid Alternatives: Rhode Island Pension Gains from Liquid Alts; Adds Wilshire Veteran Andrew Junkin

June 26, 2020

The Rhode Island pension system beat the median U.S. public pension plan by 4.2% during the first quarter of 2020, according to data from Investment Metrics. That ranked the fund 28th among the 546 public pension funds across the country. Even during the coronavirus mayhem in the markets, the Rhode Island pension fell 9.6% compared to the decline of 13.8% of the median pension plan.

Liquid Alternatives: IG Launches Four New iProfile Portfolios

June 24, 2020

Canadian fund manager IG Wealth Management has launched four new managed funds that were available for purchase effective June 22. The funds, dubbed iProfile Portfolios, will suit a wide variety of investor profiles and preferences, enhance their financial confidence, and help them achieve long-term investment goals. The iProfile Portfolios include various investment options such as active allocation, passive ETFs, liquid alternatives and unique private assets.

Liquid Alternatives: Mackenzie’s Alternative Enhanced Yield Fund is its Fifth Liquid Alt Offering

June 11, 2020

Mackenzie Investments launched today the Mackenzie Alternative Enhanced Yield Fund which generates returns using alternative strategies to build a diversified portfolio.

Liquid Alternatives: AQR Launches A Diversifying Strategies Mutual Fund That Will Invest in Six Alt Funds

June 10, 2020

AQR Capital Management, LLC announced Monday the launch of its AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund. This mutual fund invests in a portfolio of AQR’s six alternative mutual funds. Intended as a supplement to an investor’s traditional stock and bond portfolio, the Fund provides exposure to liquid alternatives with attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns.

Liquid Alternatives: Wilshire Liquid Index Returns 1.54% in May

June 9, 2020

This figure surpassed the 1.44% return from the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index in May. According to HedgeWeek, the index aims “to deliver precise market measures for the performance of diversified liquid alternative investment strategies implemented through mutual fund structures, backed by a proprietary classification methodology.”

Liquid Alternatives: AuM of Actively Managed ETFs Shows 36% Add Y-on-Y

June 1, 2020

Investors are increasingly interested in targeted strategies inside an ETF product. More than half of ETF launches thus far in 2020 have been actively managed ETFs, observed Yones on CNBC’s ETF Edge. This year, therefore, might well turn out to be a breakout year for actively managed funds, according to Yones.