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Private equity stalwart Pomona Capital launches fund for smaller investors, joining ranks of Carlyle, Altegris

May 14, 2015

Global private equity stalwart Pomona Capital has become the latest firm to try and push the alternative investing strategy to the retail-investor level with a registered fund launched this week. The Pomona Investment Fund, which starts with...

Vanguard, Goldman Sachs agree that advisers face tall order in picking alts fund managers

April 29, 2015

There may be no two investment firms more different than Vanguard and Goldman Sachs. But the two have found a note of harmony. In separate presentations to financial advisers — and potential clients — at a conference in Las Vegas, investment...

The riddle and the dilemma of global bonds

April 17, 2015

If not even negative yields can bring a bond bull to their knees, what will? The riddle and the dilemma of global bonds Making the case for emerging markets, where bargains are still plentiful. 'There isn't any reason to become positive, just...

The case for incorporating private equity in client portfolios

April 7, 2015

In today's persistent low-yield environment, the challenge remains for advisers to identify opportunities to enhance portfolio returns for clients. Going forward, the solution may not come from public equities. The equity investment has been...

Regulators bare their teeth on excessive fees

January 23, 2015

A regulatory crackdown on overcharging clients was amplified this week with a move by Finra against an investment company and by a response from an investment banker to Securities and Exchange Commission pressure. The actions highlighted the...

Managed futures funds shine anew, but mystery remains

January 14, 2015

As market volatility spikes and correlation between various asset classes breaks down, managed futures strategies are enjoying their day in the sun once again. But whether financial advisers and investors will bite is an open question. The category...

House approves changes to Dodd-Frank law

January 14, 2015

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would revise the Dodd-Frank financial reform law with delays and exemptions, a sign of the kind of changes that may be in store in a Republican-led Congress. Among the revisions...

Decision day: What Fed policy makers will have to say

October 29, 2014

What will Fed policy makers say, and how will investors respond? Fed decision day guide: FOMC seen focusing on too-low inflation Some folks think investors shouldn't focus on the Fed. With the Federal Reserve, timing isn't everything You're...

Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains

October 15, 2014

The S&P 500 wiped out its gains for the year Wednesday as banks sank after reporting earnings while a drop in retail sales reignited concern about the economy and a second health worker in Texas caught Ebola. KeyCorp retreated 8.9%, the biggest...

The recovery's winners

September 11, 2014

The recovery has been a good time to be youngish. Only Gen Xers have gotten richer since the recession Here's how far investors have gone to bolster returns. Bond investors turn to leverage in low-yield desperation It's not too early to start...

Private credit markets offer investors double-digit returns

August 15, 2014

As traditional bond funds scramble to navigate around the threat of rising interest rates, a growing number of investors and financial advisers are tapping into private credit markets, thanks to an expanding network of entry points. “It's...

Schorsch's RCS Capital moves into crowdfunding

July 21, 2014

Welcome to “We R Crowdfunding,” the newest alternative investment offering from RCS Capital Corp. RCS Capital, the publicly traded holding company controlled by Nicholas Schorsch and known by its ticker symbol RCAP, announced Monday that...

HighTower gets $100 million loan

July 14, 2014

HighTower Advisors has received a $100 million credit line from two banks as it looks to boost recruiting and build out its newer offerings, including its Alliance platform. The firm, which until this point had secured funds — around $165...

A case for private equity in DC plans

May 11, 2014

There's a paradox in the retirement products world. While defined-benefit plans have historically invested broadly across asset classes, including private equity, defined-contribution plans have not. Financial advisers can reasonably expect...

Next on Janet Yellen's to-do list: Winding down a $4.5T balance sheet

May 9, 2014

As the Fed winds down its bond-buying program, Janet Yellen confronts the awkward issue of overseeing a $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which was at $800 billion before the financial crisis. It's on her to-do list. Waiting for the policy-normalizing...

Yellen takes another stab at offering clarity on Fed policy without jarring the markets

April 29, 2014

Where the Fed is likely to go from here. Spoiler alert: Quantitative easing gets trimmed even further as the Fed tries to quietly but decisively take the training wheels off the U.S. economy. When attempts at clarity leads to more confusion...

Markets are bracing for a rough start to the week

April 7, 2014

The doomsayers are out in force this morning, calling for a dismal start to earnings season and a general stock market slide. Looks like a rough Monday, folks. Beyond the momentum-stock selloff The SEC is finally getting serious about its oversight...

PE giant Carlyle Group is eyeing the retail investor market and liquid alts

March 26, 2014

In the latest sign of the times, renowned private-equity firm The Carlyle Group is looking to buy a traditional asset manager as an expansion strategy. Everyone wants a piece of the white-hot liquid- alternatives market. The pursuit of more...

Say what? Most Americans feel like they've missed the market's historic bull run

March 12, 2014

Even after a five-year bull market, most Americans feel the stock market's 176% rise has had little effect on their financial well-being. Of course, they have also set aside less than $30,000 for retirement. Poll exposes a generally gloomy mood...

KKR ducks away from the retail market

February 11, 2014

Private equity giant KKR shutters two funds aimed at retail investors, highlighting the challenging of expanding beyond high-dollar investors. Retail market realities Gold hit a three-month high leading up to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's first...

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