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Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
Reps selling nontraded REITs could be swimming in liquidity
Up to $13.6 billion in fresh equity expected to flow from listings, mergers and special distributions.
Schorsch empire strikes back on perception of illiquid investments
Nicholas Schorsch's camp opposes regulatory efforts to limit investor exposure to illiquid products such as nontraded REITs.
The regulatory hits keep coming for LPL Financial
The rest of this week's must-read stories include Betterment's robo-adviser for humans, big changes afoot in Social Security, and a focus on picking the right alternatives for clients
Cliff Asness says market volatility is a good reason to diversify
The recent jolt in market volatility should be viewed as a return to normal, but that means it can get worse from here, according to Cliff Asness, founder, managing principal and chief investment officer at AQR Capital Management. Speaking Thursday in Chicago at the Investment News Alternative
How to explain alternative investments to clients
Talking clients through the complexities of alternative investments requires simplicity and a focus on function.
Market volatility gives liquid alts first real test
One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.
Buckle up for more volatility
Breakfast with Benjamin today features: More market volatility on the way and not just for stocks. Plus: Consumers' bad attitudes, Fed chief Janet Yellen's first big test, and more.
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Market chop puts alternative strategies front and center
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: The market's jolt puts liquid alt strategies in the spotlight. Plus: Minding the next threshold for stocks, reminding clients to buy on the dip, Fed missed the mark on inflation, and don't forget to worry about China.
Morningstar partners with ProShares to manage an alternative ETF
ALTS will track an index maintained by Morningstar that includes allocations to seven different alternative investment strategies
Accredited-investor definition revamp backed by SEC panel
Agency's Investor Advisory Committee thinks current standard of income, wealth oversimplifies who should qualify to buy private offerings.
Alternatives: A key piece of the investment puzzle
The case for traditional long-only allocations to stocks and bonds is getting weaker by the day, increasing the importance of finding a way to fit alternatives into client portfolios.
Fidelity targets bruised Pimco, launches actively managed bond ETFs
Fidelity's active management heft and huge product-distribution capacity now extend to a corner dominated by Pimco as it launches actively managed bond ETFs.
Wintrob to join Oaktree Capital as CEO
Former AIG Life and Retirement executive to oversee nonfinancial operations at alternative investment shop.