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Morningstar to create new style box for liquid alt funds

October 20, 2016

Morningstar is moving financial advisers a step closer to cutting through the fog of alternative-strategy mutual funds by creating a fresh set of style boxes just for liquid alternative funds. The new style boxes, which are still under construction,...

Financial advisers miss the mark by measuring alternative investments against stock market

October 12, 2016

There are plenty of reasons for financial advisers to be leery of alternative investments, but most of them are related to a lack of understanding and comparisons to the wrong kinds of benchmarks. In the wake of an unprecedented bull market...

Hedge funder calls the bond market the mother of all bubbles

September 14, 2016

Hedge funder Paul Singer is describing the bond market as the “biggest bubble in the world.” Leaning hard on gold. Goldman Sachs dials down the chances of a September interest rate hike. Now pegging the chances of a hike at 25%. The falling...

Raymond James gains alternative investments with Alex. Brown deal

September 6, 2016

Raymond James Financial Inc. has completed its purchase of Deutsche Bank AG's U.S. private client unit, Alex. Brown, opening up a new offering of sophisticated investments for the brokerage firm. The deal, which was completed Monday, will give...

Presidential candidates should focus on ETFs in 401(k) plans

August 25, 2016

It's time to push the conversation about including ETFs in 401(k) plans. If costs really matter — and they do — how can anyone overlook ETFs? The ETF as a political weapon. Active management might cost more and generally perform worse than...

A case for cash when stock prices are off the charts

August 22, 2016

Sometimes the best investment move is toward the sidelines, especially when stocks and bonds are both teetering near record highs. The case for cash. Former hedge funder, Steve Eisman, who is now with Neuberger Berman, says hedge fund fees are...

Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones makes a costly big short on the market

August 17, 2016

Hedge funder Paul Tudor Jones continues to double down on his big short of the U.S. stock market. He now owns puts on 8.34 million shares of SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). Meanwhile, as the stock market chugs along, seemingly defying gravity and logic,...

Nuveen Investments expands access to alternatives for financial advisers' wealthy clients

August 9, 2016

Nuveen Investments has rolled out a new platform that will expand access of its alternative investment lineup to wealthy individuals working with financial advisers. Nuveen, an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management, already manages...

Decades after being barred, 85-year-old investment fraudster strikes again

July 25, 2016

Forty-five years after being barred from the investment industry by the SEC, Donald Conrad was still able to rip off investors. The SEC said he worked with his son to defraud investors. The SEC is going to make it easier for asset managers to...

Liquid alt imposters fall to the wayside

July 25, 2016

Multi-alternative-strategy mutual funds have been quietly fading into the background, reflecting the challenges facing alternative strategy mutual funds. Of the 31 funds shut down this year across eight liquid alt fund categories tracked by...

A hedge fund manager's view of liquid alternative funds

July 1, 2016

Liquid alternative strategies are growing up, and that means some growing pains. There's asset allocation and there's chasing returns. It's finally good to be an investor in commodities. A turnaround for the asset class. With history as a guide,...

Brexit vote whipsaws markets, tests financial advisers' resolve

June 24, 2016

The global stock market selloff Friday following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union proved that the financial markets largely believed Britain was going to vote for the status quo. While many financial advisers and market...

Wall Street figuring out how to hedge against a Donald Trump presidency

June 16, 2016

Wall Street investors are working on how to position their portfolios for a potential Donald Trump presidency. And, equal time: they're also doing the same thing for Hillary Clinton. Focusing on the Mexican peso, pharmaceutical and bank stocks....

George Soros bets against the S&P

May 18, 2016

George Soros is betting big on an S&P implosion. The billionaire hedge funder is shorting stocks and buying gold. The sudden spike in the price of oil has fallen right in line with what veteran oilman T. Boone Pickens believes: That the price...

Hillary Clinton's hedge fund ties get trimmed by one

May 12, 2016

More proof that times are tough all over. Hillary Clinton's son-in-law is shutting down one of his hedge funds after losing 48% last year in a Greece-focused strategy. Whatever remains of the $25 million raised will be returned to investors....

First rule of Fight Club: Don't talk about Zero Hedge

April 29, 2016

It's only been a few hours since the celebrated unveiling of the brain trusts behind Zero Hedge, and regular followers of the edgy finance blog are probably already longing for the olden days. The dust is still being kicked up over this morning's...

George Soros can't stop hating on the Chinese economy

April 25, 2016

George Soros digs in on his call for a hard landing for China. The push back follows a line of thinking about the Chinese economy being different. We're talking about a country that is very good at denying or ignoring the obvious. Never underestimate...

Hedge funder sues his lawyer from jail over a 'rushed' home sale

April 22, 2016

For convicted hedge fund fraudster, Michael Balboa, the ultimate salt in the wound was having to sell his home under pressure to pay his legal fees. Now he's suing his lawyer from jail. Maybe Mr. Balboa will think twice the next time he gets...

West Oak Capital takes another big bite of Charles Schwab's stock

April 18, 2016

Hedge fund shop West Oak Capital added another $1.3 million worth of Charles Schwab Corp. stock, upping its total stake to more than 46,000 shares. Raising the price target for Schwab stock. Ted Cruz visits New York and decides to take on the...

Steven Cohen gets back to managing money

April 15, 2016

The dust around SAC Capital has apparently settled enough to allow Steven Cohen a new entry point into the asset management business. “To see him getting active again, that is what the deal was.” JPMorgan Chase's asset management arm is...

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