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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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Flood into liquid alts bears watching

June 29, 2014

The heat is on this summer. And for the fastest-growing segment of the mutual fund industry, the temperature will continue to rise as the SEC begins its first phase of “sweep” exams. The target under the Securities and Exchange Commission's...

Alt gestalt: Greater allocation key

September 29, 2013

To make sure that alternatives are making a difference in a client's portfolio, financial advisers should allocate between 10% and 20% of their entire investments to alts, according to Nadia Papagiannis, director of alternatives fund research...

Where alts fit in a portfolio

September 23, 2013

The biggest role that alternatives can play in a portfolio is in reducing the portfolio's overall volatility so that investors can have the confidence to stay invested. “Individual asset class volatility is relatively normal, but portfolio-level...

Morningstar's Papagiannis to deconstruct alts at IN's alternative investments conference

August 27, 2013

Attend the third annual Alternative Investments Conference, Sept. 23-24 in Chicago, and listen to Morningstar's Nadia Papagiannis give an overview of alternatives and the various vehicles through which they can be accessed. Reserve your seat...

Ron Carson to speak at IN's alts conference

August 21, 2013

Attend the third annual Alternative Investments Conference, September 23-24 and listen to featured speaker Ron Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, discuss the various ways of owning investment real estate and the advantages...

Mark Tibergien to speak at IN's Best Practices workshops

July 24, 2013

Attend the first-ever Best Practices Awards and Workshops, September 25 in Chicago, and get the key findings from the 2013 InvestmentNews Adviser Comp & Staffing Study and Technology Study. Mark Tibergien from Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC,...

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 Boglification of alternatives

June 24, 2013

When it comes to alternatives, investors are finding out what John Bogle knew many years ago: You get what you don't pay for. A majority of financial advisers and institutions now view fees as the main reason to avoid alternatives, up from 38%...

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...

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...

7 truly alternative investments - Art

April 15, 2013

Clearly, it takes money to make money as British actor Hugh Grant illustrated in 2001 with his $3.6 million purchase of Andy Warhol’s silk-screen print “Simply Liz.” In 2007, that same print sold at auction for $21 million, representing...

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