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Dram of liquid gold

February 19, 2012

Whatever its other virtues, whiskey does not spring to mind as an alternative investment. Recent auction prices, however, suggest that rethinking the term “liquid assets” may be in order. Buyers who purchased the top 250 collectible bottles...

Most advisers wish they knew more about alternatives, but...

October 10, 2011

Even though the majority of advisers are not as well-versed on the subject of alternative investments as they might like, few are deterred from discussing them with clients — or actually putting them to use in their clients' portfolios. InvestmentNews...

Experts: Alternatives a mandatory allocation

October 9, 2011

Alternative investments have become compulsory in recent years as investors have sought gains in all kinds of markets, according to investment experts. “Every adviser should allocate some capital to hedged equity,” James K. Dilworth, founder...

Rise in offbeat investments correlated to 'correlation crisis'

October 28, 2012

The uncertain economic outlook for at least the next five years — along with “a correlation crisis” — should lead to increased use of unusual investments, according to alternative investments strategist Gabriel Burstein. Speaking Monday...

Alternative-strategy funds thrive despite spotty record

July 24, 2011

Advisers are pouring money into mutual funds that employ alternative strategies, a sign that they are still looking to reduce risk in their clients' portfolios despite a market rebound. Meanwhile, many of the funds sporting alternative strategies...

Simple Alternatives names University of Virginia's MacDonald CIO

August 3, 2010

Simple Alternatives LLC, a startup mutual fund company focusing on hedge fund investments for registered investment advisers and small institutions, has hired Bruce MacDonald, 39, as its chief investment officer. Mr. MacDonald was formerly the...

When talking to clients about alternative investments, keep it simple: experts

November 16, 2016

The key to helping clients understand and embrace adding exposure to alternative investments is talking plainly and breaking the strategies down to simple terms, according to a panelists speaking Wednesday in Miami at InvestmentNews' Alternative...

After VC storm, who will be left?

February 21, 2010

Venture capital today is survival of the pluckiest. About three-quarters of the estimated 1,500 VC firms now in business worldwide aren't expected to be around after they finish investing their current portfolios. And those leaving the VC arena...

Gold near $1,900 set to go 'parabolic,' analyst warns

August 22, 2011

Gold's rally to a record near $1,900 an ounce pushed the metal to overbought levels according to technical analysis tools, as economist Dennis Gartman said prices will go “parabolic.” Bullion's relative strength index has topped 70 since...

Pooling resources creates a wealth of alternative assets

July 24, 2011

Alternatives are such an integral part of Matrix Wealth Advisors Inc.’s philosophy that the fee-only firm has a pooled fund devoted to the category. The three-year-old fund, the Matrix Private Opportunities Fund I LLC, comprises 18 underlying...

Atticus Capital bails out of hedge fund business, will return $3B to investors

August 12, 2009

Atticus Capital LLC, a New York-based hedge fund shop, is returning $3 billion to investors as the company founder opts out of the hedge fund business, according to a letter sent to shareholders yesterday. The firm will continue to manage the...

McCool says solution near on custody of alternatives

June 28, 2009

The Charles Schwab Corp., which promised to spell out details of its plan to help advisers move alternative assets from its platform this month, has nearly met its deadline. The San Francisco-based firm is in the final stages of negotiating...

Business owners invest in their firms, not stocks

June 19, 2009

When the economic recovery finally arrives, many small business owners won't try to rebuild their shrunken stock portfolios. They'll be putting their money in what looks like a better bet: their companies. Owners already have plenty of reasons...

National Advisors opens doors to alternatives

March 13, 2009

National Advisors Trust Co. said today that it was expanding the alternative-investment-custody services that it provides to advisers. The firm saw a business opportunity because The Charles Schwab Corp. of San Francisco announced plans several...

Institutional investors sticking with alternatives

February 13, 2009

The current market turbulence combined with some spectacular scandals has not yet jarred institutional investors from their investment strategies, according to the results of a survey conducted last month. A survey of 50 institutional investors...

Morningstar licenses hedge fund database

February 9, 2009

Morningstar Inc.’s hedge fund database will become the foundation for a new research platform designed to give qualified investors a closer look at more than 7,500 hedge funds. The platform,, which was launched today, was developed...

September socks hedge fund performance

October 3, 2008

Hedge funds had their worst month in a decade in September because of short selling restrictions, the liquidity crunch and stock volatility, according to Hennessee Group LLC, which tracks the hedge fund industry. “September 2008 will prove...

Pallotta planning to leave Tudor Investments

August 7, 2008

Jim Pallotta, a fund manager at Tudor Investment Corp., will start his own investment firm in 2009, according to a letter to investors that was cited in a Bloomberg report. The $5 billion Raptor Global Fund that he manages will be spun off Jan....

Genworth to hike alternatives offerings with Altegris buy

October 19, 2010

Genworth Financial Inc. this morning announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire alternative-investments platform Altegris Advisors LLC for approximately $35 million. The deal also includes some performance-based payments. Altegris,...

Portfolio construction key, study says

June 13, 2008

Both asset managers and advisers are vying to provide new retirement-income strategies for investors, according to a new report. The analysis, titled “Product Development in an Evolving Portfolio Construction Environment,” was done by Boston-based...

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