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BlackRock alternative credit fund hopes to play rising rates to its advantage
Hedging out rate risk puts the focus on credit opportunities ... and manager sees plenty of them ahead.
Bill Gross says he will short the German bund, eventually
Breakfast with Benjamin: Bill Gross calls out the 10-year German bund, but you'll want to wait more than a year for the end of Europe's easing.
Carlyle Group misses the mark with liquid alts
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Carlyle Group is shutting down two liquid alternative mutual funds it launched last year.
Real liquidity: Why investors care about water
Investors should understand the water risks in their portfolios, even if the companies don't.
The riddle and the dilemma of global bonds
Breakfast with Benjamin: Bond bulls continue to shrug off logic, claiming it's different this time, even despite negative yields.
Options to invest in innovative technologies that address water shortages are limited
Despite a multitude of water shortages, options to invest in innovative technologies that address the problem remain limited.
More companies than ever avoid paying taxes
A record 54 companies in the S&P 500 are now at least partially exempt from the corporate income tax, more than twice the number four years ago.
The case for incorporating private equity in client portfolios
As advisers search for yield and new asset classes, PE is making inroads into the retail market
Hedge fund bulls go big on oil
Breakfast with Benjamin: Hedge fund bulls go big on oil. What do they know, or think they know?
Why 'smart beta' strategies deserve all the attention and assets they're attracting
Strategies represent a cost-effective way to harnes quantitative insights and quickl, easily implement them in portfolios
Why it's time to believe the hype behind ESG investing
Studies show socially conscious investing principles positively affect long-term, risk-adjusted returns.
DoubleLine's Shiller CAPE fund beating rivals while adding smart alpha to smart beta
Fixed-income foundation pushed fund to the top of the large-value category.
Oil-price slide is starting to get scary
Breakfast with Benjamin: Talk of an oil comeback is fading fast. Plus: Some good news for gold investors, bankers head for greener pastures, and a St. Patty's Day spelling bee
Stocks are looking more wobbly by the day
Breakfast with Benjamin: As the equity markets start to wobble, analysts start to claim they saw it all coming.
The looming threat of an increasingly powerful dollar
Breakfast with Benjamin: It's important to understand the scary downside of an extremely strong U.S. dollar.