Another Merit Badge for Liquid Alternatives?
When the curtain came down on 2014, liquid alternative funds surprised a lot of people by outperforming hedge funds, their more experienced, more glamorous cousins.
Is This the Year of the Global Macro Investor?
Investors are facing four impending crises: worsening relations with Russia, the fight against ISIS, China's muscle-flexing in the Pacific and struggles in Europe.
Alternatives Speak to Two Generations
RIAs have a huge opportunity to develop client relationships using alternative investments with two demographic groups: baby boomers and the millennial generation.
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.