Swaps Cop Massad Will Step Down, Letting Trump’s CFTC Take Shape
Regulator drew criticism for pushing rules as term neared end; move eases risk of panel’s Democrats outnumbering Republicans.
Top 10 Forecasts for Hedge Funds in 2017
Agecroft Partners predicts new asset highs and more liquidations.
Women in Alts Still Face Hurdles, but Optimism Abounds
Mandates for funds run by women have increased, but most still believe it's harder for women to raise capital, KPMG reports.
10 Analysts’ Predictions for Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A in 2017
The private equity and venture capital sectors face a lot of questions in 2017 as they come off a year marked by huge fundraising even as dry powder continued to pile up.
Trump’s Tweets Are Reviving Gold as Haven
Bullion price seen jumping 12% in 2017, analyst survey shows; 140-character missives by president-elect signal new paradigm.
Golden Era of Hedge Funds Draws to a Close, Clients in Revolt
Investors are up in arms as traders get rich on management fees. The million-dollar question: Who will keep earning 2 and 20?
Oil Trades Near 17-Month High as Market Seen Balancing in 2017
Iraq, Venezuela said to implement production cuts on Jan. 1; OPEC and non-OPEC monitoring panel will meet to track compliance.
The Year in Alternative Investments: What Happened; What's Coming
Here's a look back at some of the highlights of the alternative investment space in 2016 and a look at one emerging trend.
The Risks & Rewards of ESG-Based Investing: Finke
A March 2016 Gallup survey found that 64% of Americans are either worried “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about climate change, up from 51% in 2011.
What About Alternatives?
I read the cover story in Research on Wealth — “Low Yields: How Advisors Can Help Clients Adjust” by Michael Finke — and I believe the topic of alternatives deserves consideration.