Liquid Alternatives: A Quick Coming of Age
In an unusual twist, the smart money appears to be following the small retail investor into alternative mutual funds, aka “liquid alts.”
Investors Are Flocking to Hedge Funds Despite ‘Underperformance’
Investors are pouring more money than ever into hedge funds despite considerable headwinds. What's going on? A few things.
Two New Alternative Asset Classes Here to Stay?
It's no secret that investors are hailing the U.S. residential real estate market as the new alternative asset class.
Diversified Growth Funds: Another British Invasion?
It remains to be seen if Britain's newest financial innovation, diversified growth funds, will survive a trip across the pond.
Time to Diversify in the Face of Interest Rate Risk?
Let’s talk about bonds—more specifically, shorting bonds.
Alternatives to the Rescue?
The Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr must have been thinking about something besides finance when he mused that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.’’
Inside the Curl: Investing from a Surfer’s Perspective
I spent my vacation surfing in Indonesia this summer, which meant I spent a lot of time thinking about investing in alternatives. What does surfing have in common with alternatives? Plenty.
Can Hedge Funds Save Troubled Pension Funds?
A new vision of hedge funds is emerging in which they could have a much bigger role to play in portfolio management.
Madison Avenue Meets Greenwich, Conn.
Whether Sept. 23, 2013, will be remembered as a red-letter day for the hedge fund industry remains to be seen.
Are Trends Trending?
“The trend is your friend” is one of those sayings that endures because it has been proven right so often.