Alternative Investments

Real Estate: Blackstone Eyes a New Approach to Real Estate Investment

Real estate investors at Blackstone Group are getting into show business. As one of the world’s leading investment management firms, Blackstone is looking to expand its portfolio in the real estate sector.  Specifically, the company is keeping a close eye on production sites and warehouses used by companies like Netflix and Disney for production.  One of …

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Private Equity: BlackRock Reports Earnings for Q1 2020

BlackRock Q1 earnings dropped today.

The world’s largest asset manager reported revenue s growth 11% compared to a year ago. However, profits fell slightly compared to the first quarter of 2019. The asset manager also said that they continue to reward shareholders as they bought back $400 million of share repurchases in the current quarter and increased the quarterly cash dividend to $3.63 per share, or 10%. Earnings of $5.15 a share fell short of the analyst consensus estimates of $6.61 per share.

Alternative Assets: Elizabeth Warren Has “A Plan” for Larry Fink on ESG

The Democratic candidate is pushing for the BlackRock chief to do more in his firm’s pledge to address climate change. In a letter released today, Warren asked Fink to support her latest climate plan – the Climate Risk Disclosure Act. This bill would require all companies to reveal their business risks tied to climate change. Warren argues that government metrics provide one of the clearest ways to track sustainability pledges by companies. 

Alternative Investments: Pensions Could be Holding $61 Trillion of Assets Globally By 2025

Pensions Could be Holding $61 Trillion of Assets Globally By 2025. A report from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry said that pension funds are “facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions” due to rising life expectancies in many countries. As a result, pension funds have been forced to diversify across geographies and different asset classes in a bid to push up returns.