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Hedge Fund AQR Asset Management Report Talks “Risk On”

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 outperformed their benchmark index

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Melvin: Recapping the Blackstone Earnings Report
October 27, 2019

The Blackstone earnings report is always an important quarterly event. Over my years in the investment business, I have learned to watch what people are doing with their money instead…

Tim Melvin: The Case for Private Equity Replication
October 20, 2019

Private equity replication represents a unique opportunity for investors to avoid the high costs of PE investment. Forbes Magazine recently ran a story about the high barriers to entry for…

“What’s Next? Investment Trends for the Future” – A New Study Gauges the Institutional View Three Decades Into the Future
October 18, 2019

The poll explores institutional investors’ sentiment and allocations regarding the dominant economic trends in the global economy. Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, conducted the…

Former Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer Would Like to Be President
October 17, 2019

Tom Steyer, the energy-investing billionaire turned environmentalist “anti-billionaire,” hit the debate stage for the first time this week. The 62-year-old hedge fund manager turned activist has called for Donald Trump’s…

The DailyAlts Playbook – October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK October 17, 2019 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about a Brexit Deal, Questions about ESG and China, Elizabeth Warren’s unsurprising announcement on finances, and just how rich…

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…

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…

Baker McKenzie: Prepare for a Downturn in M&A
October 15, 2019

The Chicago-based law firm issues its key projections for 2020 Baker McKenzie released its latest report, Global Transactions Forecast 2020: Powering Through the Downturn. The report addresses topics around M&A…

French Pension Fund Dodges U.S. Treasury Market
October 15, 2019

ESG Concerns Shun the World’s Most Liquid Market A French pension fund and several other ESG funds are shunning the U.S. Treasury market. The funds found fault this week with…

Book Review: What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
October 14, 2019

Tim Melvin Review’s Stephen A. Schwarzman’s Memoir “What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence” is a new book by Stephen A. Schwarzman of Blackstone. I read it cover…