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BDCs' juicy yields attracting a lot of insider buying

February 17, 2015

The investment landscape is generally not friendly to investors looking for quality yielding investments. With the 10-year Treasury yielding under 2% and investment grade debt offering not much more, it is really difficult to find quality yield....

Don't let volatile energy markets change your mind on MLPs

November 2, 2015

When energy prices are volatile, master limited partnership returns may follow commodity trends in the short run. Over long periods, however, MLP returns have generally exhibited a relatively low correlation with energy prices. In fact, today's...

Digital marketplaces aim to ease RIA access to alternative investments

December 22, 2017

Advisers are expected to increase their use of alternative investments in 2018, and technology vendors are eager to meet the demand. Companies like iCapital Network and CAIS are providing digital marketplaces to help providers get products like...

How to think about alternatives

September 2, 2015

Today, investors have more alternatives to choose from than ever Source: ProShares Alternatives are used either to capture return or manage risk Source: ProShares What's the right mix? Source: Bloomberg. Hedge Funds = HFRI Fund Weighted Composite...

Trump's tax plan could fuel rally in MLP investments

May 11, 2017

If the Trump administration's tax-reform plan gains traction, investors in master limited partnerships could be among the beneficiaries, which means financial advisers might want to start sharpening their pencils for some number crunching. President...

9 most valuable collectibles for your clients now

October 3, 2014

Global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, which publishes data on the market of high net worth individuals, compiles indexes of nine collectible markets to track how much each category is rising or falling in price. Indexes of collectibles...

What advisers need to know about alternatives

April 4, 2018

Investing in alternatives isn't always easy, according to an InvestmentNews Innovators in Investing panel. The one-hour panel features insights from Kevin White, head of investment strategy at DFS, Tom Daley, managing director of custody services...

How Lewis Altfest makes the alternatives talk not so spooky

October 31, 2013

One of the most popular sessions at this year's InvestmentNews Alternative Investments Conference was on how to talk to clients about alternatives. So my ears perked up Thursday when renowned financial adviser Lewis Alftest shared the pitch...

The great correlation: Is it finally over?

September 29, 2013

The unprecedented correlation between asset classes that stemmed from the financial crisis appears to be over, strategists said last Tuesday at the Alternative Investments Conference. Financial advisers need to keep that in mind as they build...

8 of the most valuable guns ever sold

January 14, 2015

Guns, like many collectors’ items, often change hands in private sales, while others fetch large sums at auctions. Here are eight guns that made headlines for the record cash they drew on the auction floor, courtesy of The Richest and GunzMart....

Alternatives can be a useful tool to offset volatility

September 22, 2013

The following is an edited transcript of a webcast, “Why Alternatives, Why Now,” held Aug. 27. It was moderated by InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin. InvestmentNews: We're going to go around the horn for some introductions, and...

Early leaders in liquid alternatives

September 22, 2013

It may take several more years for the cream-of-the-crop liquid-alternatives managers to emerge, but even in the early innings, these four firms are making strong cases. BlackRock Inc. Number of alternatives funds: six Alternatives mutual fund...

BDC cuts ties with B-D

September 1, 2013

A nascent nontraded business development company has cut ties with its outside broker-dealer manager, citing a lack of financial stability at the broker-dealer. The VII Peaks-KBR Co-Optivist Income BDC II Inc. said in a filing with the Securities...

Pimco continues to march toward alt investments

August 25, 2013

Bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC is taking the next step to build itself into an alternatives investments powerhouse by preparing to launch its first managed-futures mutual fund. Pimco on July 16 filed a preliminary prospectus...

Papagiannis to deconstruct alts at IN's alternative investments conference

August 23, 2013

Attend the third annual Alternative Investments Conference, September 23-24 in Chicago, and listen to expert Nadia Papagiannis from Morningstar give an overview of alternatives and the various vehicles through which they can be accessed. Register...

Nasdaq courts advisers with new private-equity trading platform

March 8, 2017

Private-equity managers are poised to start targeting financial advisers and their wealthier clients, thanks to an expanded alternatives platform by Nasdaq Private Markets. Debuting Wednesday as NPM Alternatives, the private-auction marketplace...

How alternatives are changing the landscape of investing

August 5, 2014

The development of alternative rock music in the '80s and '90s changed music forever. The name "alternative rock" is an umbrella term for underground music that emerged in the wake of punk rock in the mid-80s. According to various definitions,...

Finding value in unpopular alpha

October 23, 2012

I have been talking with advisors recently about alternatives. One of the points I always make is that the definition of alternative investments has varied significantly over time, so it's important to be very specific about what you mean when...

Financial advisers bristle at SEC's pitch to redefine 'accredited investor'

February 27, 2017

Financial advisers rejected a recommendation Friday from the acting chairman of the SEC to increase investor access to private and exotic investment strategies that are usually reserved for rich people. "I think this is an awful idea, as awful...

Study: Alternatives ETFs buck trend

September 16, 2012

Financial advisers are increasingly using exchange-traded funds for their alternative strategies even as interest in alternatives seems to be slowing down, according to a new report by Cogent Research LLC. The use of alternatives ETFs among...

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