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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....

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,...

Stanley Druckenmiller closing up shop

August 18, 2010

Stanley Druckenmiller, the hedge- fund icon who boasts one of the best long-term trading records and the distinction of having made $1 billion for George Soros by forcing a devaluation of the British pound in 1992, is closing his firm after...

‘Perplexed’ hedgies still outpacing S&P 500 Index

July 8, 2010

The hedge fund industry saw investment returns decline by 1.4% in June. That’s hardly a banner month, but the hedgies still managed to outperform the broad equity markets, which fell by 5.4% in June. “I think [hedge fund] managers are somewhat...

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...

An alternative path: Former Morgan Stanley exec returns to Wall Street

October 9, 2009

Nearly two years after her ouster from Morgan Stanley, Zoe Cruz, the firm's former co-president, is now plotting to launch her own alternative investment shop. According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, Ms. Cruz — once one of...

Report: Tremont to auction off remaining hedge fund assets to pay investors

August 14, 2009

Tremont Group Holdings Inc., which lost more than $3 billion in the Bernard Madoff scam, will auction off its remaining hedge fund assets in an attempt to pay its investors, The Wall Street Journal reported. Rye, N.Y.-based Tremont will sell...

Emerging-market investors want more disclosure

June 22, 2009

Disclosure of specific environmental, social and corporate governance issues was seen as the major challenge facing socially conscious investors in emerging-market companies, according to a survey of institutional investors. The survey of 67...

Market-linked CDs bolster structured-products industry

June 7, 2009

Certificates of deposit that link investment returns to stock market indexes are helping prop up the sagging structured-products industry. These bank-issued products — sometimes called indexed CDs or market-linked CDs — are gaining appeal...

Brookstone unveils asset management advisory group

June 1, 2009

Private-equity firm Brookstone Partners today announced the launch of Brookstone Partners Asset Management, an independently operated investment advisory group. Michael Toporek was named as chief investment officer of the newly created group....

Fed support, higher gas prices making alternative energy attractive to investors

April 21, 2009

Government support of a green economy and the likelihood of rising oil prices are creating investment opportunities in alternative energy, according to money managers at Calvert Asset Management Inc., a socially conscious investment firm. But...

Salvation for seniors seen in alternative investments

March 31, 2009

Even though retired clients have been hobbled by tanking investments, opportunities still await those who dare to try alternative investments, according to experts. Strategies that use bonds, options and alternative investments can soften the...

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...

Asian hedgers fail to earn performance fees

February 12, 2009

A brutal 2008 will mean that a majority of Asian hedge funds will not charge performance fees, according to published reports. By not reaching previous highs, the general partners for 80% of Asian hedge funds will not be able to take the standard...

Jefferson offers futures fund

December 2, 2008

Jefferson National Life Insurance Co. of Dallas today added the Rydex Variable Trust Managed Futures Strategy Fund to its Monument Advisor variable annuity. The fund, designed to provide low correlation to traditional asset classes, gives customers...

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...

Democratic leaders angry with hedgers

October 24, 2008

Six Democratic House leaders who deal with financial services issues, including Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., Friday expressed “outrage” over a news report that some hedge funds have tried to convince companies that service mortgages not to...

Permal to raise $500M for distressed debt

October 14, 2008

The Permal Group, a hedge fund group owned by Legg Mason Inc. of Baltimore, plans to raise up to $500 million to purchase distressed hedge fund holdings. The new fund is "designed to take advantage of investors' need for liquidity,” Omar Kodmani,...

Hedge fund index falls

August 7, 2008

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index slipped 1.95% last month and was down 3.23% for the year-to-date. The index, compiled monthly by hedge fund adviser Hennessee Group LLC of New York, posted weaker results last month than major market indicators....

AIMA to unveil funds-of-hedge-funds standards

July 7, 2008

The Alternative Investment Management Association of London is preparing the first-ever practice standards for funds of hedge funds. “There are currently no dedicated guidelines for fund-of-hedge-fund managers, yet the majority of new institutional...

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