Who Makes Better Funding Choices: Crowds or Experts?
Two Ivy League researchers compared crowdfunding and expert evaluation of proposed theater projects. Here's what they found.
SEC Using Hedge Fund Data on $8 Trillion in Assets in Exams, Enforcement
SEC tells Congress it is using compiled data from Form PF, now required of private fund advisors, to support its own regulatory programs.
Sica Launches New Alts Platform
Circle Squared Alternative Investments aims to make investments like real estate, private equity and natural resources more accessible.
Record Year for Private Equity Distributions
Preqin research shows private equity fund returns averaged 18% in 2013, outpacing capital calls by 46%, sees "positive momentum" continuing in 2014.
Compliance at Financial Services Firms Falls Short
Compliance firm Cipperman finds that firms, especially in the alternatives space, tend not to invest enough in staying compliant.
How Rare Coins Bring Tax Benefits
Investors may be eligible for sales tax exemptions, like-kind exchanges and other advantages, one expert says.
HNW Women Embrace Alts
HNW women allocate a larger portfolio share to alternative investments than men do, MainStay found.
Global Venture Capital Investors Enthusiastic About U.S.
Global investor confidence in the U.S. has increased significantly thanks to favorable markets and abundant opportunities, according to a survey.
As Marijuana Becomes Legal, a Hedge Fund Looks to Profit
Entrepreneur Leslie Bocskor foresees a $40 billion to $50 billion market for cannabis.
PENSCO Launches Marketplace for Alt Investors
PENSCO aims to make it easier for its alternative asset investor clients to find and invest in private placements through crowdfunding.