U.S. Corporate Pensions, Endowments and Foundations Miss March Funding Targets
The BNY Mellon Institutional Scorecard showed that public plans fell by 0.4 percentage points in March to 87.2%, as most equity categories lost value.
Private Equity Buyout Deal Flow Hits Post-Crisis Peak
The Heinz-Kraft merger had an outsize impact on the deal breakdown for the first quarter, Preqin reports.
RCAP Sees Big Jump in Investor Interest
The group, which distributes American Realty Capital products, says sales of nontraded direct investments grew about 45% in March to $433.5 million.
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 alternative investment cousins.
Despite some early and perhaps dubious associations, bitcoin has gained legitimacy. Respected names are flocking to invest in enterprises set up to facilitate its use. Now it's even insurable against theft.
Hedge Fund Standards Board Proposes Fuller Disclosure for Investors
The Hedge Fund Standards Board has proposed three changes to current standards to help investors assess conflicts of interest as part of their due diligence.
Crowdfunding Makes Rapid Gains With Accredited Investors
Investment in and access to private equity via crowdfunding are accelerating, thanks to new rules issued by the SEC under the JOBS Act.
Top Portfolio Products: IndexIQ Adds 2 Liquid Alt ETFs
Coral Gables Asset Management rolls out a long-short fund, and Highland Capital launches an alternative-investment platform.
New Fund Takes Novel Approach to Protecting Against Stock Market Losses
New fund company says it can track the S&P 500, but limit losses to about 12.5% while capturing upside up to 15%.
Jeremy Siegel: Dow 20,000, Here We Come
Index will hit 20,000 as early as year-end, boosted by low interest rates and expectations that the Fed won't hike rates soon, Siegel says.