El-Erian: ‘Wow Jobs Report’ Sets Stage for Rate Hike
The February jobs report confirms that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, with Mohamed El-Erian smitten by data many others find unsightly.
Advisors Wading Deeper Into Liquid Alts
The liquid alt strategy used by the greatest number of advisors is real estate, a Practical Perspectives report finds.
For Hedge Funds, It Pays to Be the Biggest or the Best
Hedge fund assets will grow at a 7% clip in 2014, surpassing $3 trillion by year-end, according to a Deutsche Bank survey released Tuesday.
Private Equity Exit Volume Hits Record Level in 2014
Strong exit trends mean strong returns for investors.
Categorization Confusion—The 'Alternatives' Problem
In recent years, I’ve noticed that the number of music genres on my iPod has continued to expand.
Dirty Drugs: The Next Frontier in Health Care
Sean Brady, associate professor in the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules at Rockefeller University in New York, has a simple request: He's asking people to go out into their backyards, collect a bit of dirt, put it in a Ziploc bag and send it to his lab.
3 Tips for Using Leveraged ETFs
Before jumping in, advisors and clients should do some homework on these tricky investments.
Activist Hedge Funds on a Roll, Returning 50% in 2012–'14
U.S. hedge fund managers such as Daniel Loeb, Barry Rosenstein and William Ackman have become boldface names in the hedge fund sector in recent years.
The Real Reason Pensions Rely on Consultants and Past Performance
Neither picking fund managers with good track records nor taking the advice of investment consultants leads to better performance. So why do pensions do it?
Alternative ETFs: Always Know What You’re Buying
Another tip for alt ETF investors from a recent Schwab call: always ask, “Can I store that commodity in my basement?”