How Liquid Are Liquid Alts?
A MarketWatch article claims that the term liquid alternatives “typically means buying illiquid securities—like private credits and some derivative issues—is unfounded. Here's why.
Why Alt Investments Are Luring Investors: Hatteras
The alt investment firm's new paper, “Defining Liquid Alternatives Investments,” shows advisors how they can use alternatives to diversify their clients’ portfolios.
Beware: ETN Pitfalls Abound
ETNs have a number of benefits, but also shortcomings, including credit risk and taxation. It's important that advisors weigh ETNs' pros and cons to make the right choice for clients.
Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit Stemmed From Challenge to Expand Assets
Pension plan's decision to divest $4 billion from hedge funds came after officials concluded the program couldn’t be expanded enough to justify the costs.
Ritholtz: Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit Sets Off an Earthquake
Calpers’ decision to pull out of hedge funds could be a sign of radical change in the fund industry as a whole, Barry Ritholtz writes.
When Active ETFs Aren't Really Active
Because of the SEC's approval of transparent, actively managed ETFs, advisors can now select from an increasing array of passively and actively managed ETFs for building and maintaining client portfolios.
ETF-Using Advisors Embrace ‘Smart Beta,’ New Funds
In addition, more advisors are putting over half their AUM in exchange-traded products, a survey by ETF.com and Brown Brothers Harriman finds.
4 Tips for Tracking Precious Metals
While the relationships between economic trends and precious metals prices often make sense, sometimes obscure events can move these prices counterintuitively.
Warren Buffett Talks to Senators Sometimes
Warren Buffett spoke to Sen. Orrin Hatch before investing in the Tim Hortons/Burger King deal. This is the sort of conversation legislators should be having.
Gene Fama to Keynote 5th Annual Morningstar ETF Conference
Strategic beta, emerging markets, active management and alternatives are among this year's topics, as well as a keynote presentation from economist and Nobel laureate Eugene Fama.