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Alternative Investments: Insider Buying Recap for March 31, 2020

Most analysts expect private equity and activist investors to become very active in buying companies at depressed stock prices. The activists will be urging many companies to make drastic changes deigned to force the stock price higher, giving them outsized profits. When an activist takes a position of 5% or more in a particular company and intends to engage with management on an active basis. Tracking those filings each day can help us determine which companies and industries are attracting buying from these investors.

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Alternative Investments: Insider Buying Recap for March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020

Most analysts expect private equity and activist investors to become very active in buying companies at depressed stock prices. The activists will be urging many companies to make drastic changes…

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Alts and Financial Education: Industry Group, Financial Writers Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors
February 26, 2020

The Financial Writers Society has named its 2020 Board of Directors. FWS is a tax-exempt trade association open to those with an interest in financial writing. Its members include reporters, editors,…

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The Private Equity Dilemma: There’s Simply Too Much Money on the Sidelines
January 7, 2020

The private equity industry has a problem. A big one. Dry powder, or uninvested cash, at private equity firms, totaled $1.45 billion at the end of 2019.

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Hedge Fund AQR Asset Management Report Talks “Risk On”
December 11, 2019

AQR Asset Management researchers have put out a new paper that looks at fixed income investing. As rates have declined over the past 20 years, active fixed income managers have…

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Review of The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman.
November 9, 2019

Renaissance Technologies and its founders have received a worthy biography. The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution is the latest book by Gregory Zuckerman. 

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This is How Much China’s Mutual Fund Industry Could Grow
November 7, 2019

The Chinese mutual fund market could jump 10-fold over the next decade. This prediction comes from Hua An Fund Management portfolio manager David Hu. The manager said that index-tracking mutual…

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McKinsey: North American AUM Hit $43 Trillion Last Year
November 6, 2019

A new McKinsey report puts total North American AUM at $43 trillion. The market hit that figure saw a 7% jump from the previous year. That said, industry profits (not-including…

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CEM Benchmarking: How REITs Match Up Against Other Investments
November 5, 2019

In October, CEM Benchmarketing compiled a study for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). The study is called “Asset Allocation and Fund Performance of Defined Benefit Pension…

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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…

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SEC Increases Teacher Investment Outreach
October 15, 2019

The SEC announced a new investment outreach effort for public school educators. The agency has launched a series of podcasts, educational tools, and more to help provide insight into retirement…

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