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Blackstone and BlackRock are starting to cross over into each other's bread and butter
Steve Schwarzman and Larry Fink, once partners, now vie for Wall Street dominance atop their wildly successful firms.
Private-equity investing made easy for financial advisers
Due diligence and connectivity is expected to expand the market of PE investors
Asset managers beat the bushes to woo reclusive family offices
They trot out celebrity executives, hold conferences and make sweetened investment offers to bring in private wealth to private equity.
A portfolio strategy that goes all in for alts to dial down market risk
Altegris founder launches new model likely to draw naysayers (who will be singing a different tune when the market corrects)
Asset manager sees gold in grass; starts PE pot fund
As various forms of legalized marijuana use spreads across the country, firm tests the limits with fund that will invest along the entire marijuana supply and distribution chain.
SEC to expand alternative investment examination program to more asset classes
Agency to include credit advisers, infrastructure and timber managers, acting director of OCIE says.
Private equity stalwart Pomona Capital launches fund for smaller investors, joining ranks of Carlyle, Altegris
New fund, limited to accredited investors, will target the secondary PE market.
Dynasty hires Scott D. Welch to be chief investment officer
Service provide plans to expand investment opportunities for its network of advisory firms
Vanguard, Goldman Sachs agree that advisers face tall order in picking alts fund managers
Diametrically opposed firms find common ground on importance of manager selection, differ on value of hedge funds.
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.
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
Regulators bare their teeth on excessive fees
Moves this week by Finra and the SEC signal watchdogs are ready to pounce on anyone overcharging clients.
Hedge fund managers testing the social media waters
Lifted advertising ban and pressure from liquid alts drive secretive managers into the open.
House approves changes to Dodd-Frank law
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 contained in the 30-page bill, which passed 271-154, is a
Managed futures funds shine anew, but mystery remains
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 advisers need to do some heavy lifting before jumping in, because performance varies widely and fees can be extreme.