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Alternative Investments: A Conversation with Meb Faber of Cambria Investments

April 30, 2020

This week, we sat down with Meb Faber of Cambria Investments to discuss his investment approach and how it can help investors miss the massive sell-offs that occur in the stock market. We also discuss his tail risk strategy that uses Treasury Bonds and options to hedge equity portfolios in turbulent times. Meb Faber is the author of seven investment books and the host of The Meb Faber Show Podcast. Cambria Investments offers 11 different Exchange Traded Funds based on Meb’s investment philosophy.


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In Focus: The Meteoric Rise of Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities

December 13, 2019

Kenneth Griffin’s wealth is usually identified with his hedge fund. The flagship Wellington fund is up 16.7% this year through November. According to a Bloomberg story, Griffin made $ 870 million from Citadel LP, his hedge fund operations, in 2018. This is not an inconsequential sum by any standards.
What is not so well known, however, is the profitability of Citadel Securities, Griffin’s market-making business. This firm earned $5.7 billion in gross revenue in 2018, and EBITDA of $2.2 billion. Griffin is said to own 75% or more of both businesses.

CIO Roundtable: Liquid Alternatives Named a Top 10 Investment Theme for 2020

November 26, 2019

The leaders of investment platforms at the $339 billion investment manager Neuberger Berman discussed the investment environment through 2019, and the key trends they expect in 2020. Liquid alternative investments made it to the list of the top 10 investment themes in the coming year.
Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer-Multi-asset Class, and Anthony D Tutrone, Global Head of Alternatives, weighed in on liquid alternatives.

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Ray Dalio Thinks the World Has Gone Mad

November 6, 2019

Bridgewater Associates chief Ray Dalio issued a lengthy warning to the global markets. In a LinkedIn post date November 5, Dalio said that the “World has gone mad and the system is broken” in his title. 

Leon Cooperman: Stop Vilifying Billionaires

November 4, 2019

Hedge fund manager tears up while discussing the political divide Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman teared up on CNBC Monday while discussing his spat with Elizabeth Warren. The U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate called Cooperman out recently as part of her broader vilification of billionaires. Cooperman recently sent a letter to Warren discussing his career…

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Breaking Down Ares Management and Its Earnings Report

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Ares Management Corporation reported earning this week. Revenue grew by 94% to $466.5 million year-over-year. Earnings per share came in at $0.23. That figure represented a 153% increase over last year. Assets under management rose 15% to $144.3 billion. Ares also announced a 14% increase in the quarterly dividend. The shares now yield more than 4%.

Melvin: Are Community Banks an Alternative Investment?

October 15, 2019

Are community banks alternative investments? That question requires a deeper understanding of liquidity, structure, and broader market correlation. Before we start, it’s worth noting that the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association has a specific definition for alternative investments.

The DailyAlts Weekend Reading List – September 7, 2019

September 7, 2019

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Did BlackRock Lose $90 Billion of Client Money on Fossil Fuels

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Ray Dalio: Bet Both Sides of the Sino-U.S. Trade War

August 7, 2019

The Bridgewater founder told investors in an interview to bet on “both horses in the race” as global tensions heighten. Ray Dalio, the outspoken founder of Bridgewater Associates, told investors on Tuesday to invest in China as the country liberalizes its economy. Encouraging investors to bet on “both horses in the raise,” Dalio raised eyebrows…