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Alternative Investments


Private Equity Access: Should We Beware?

Should retail investors have access to private equity investments? Preston McSwain shares his take.

Book Review: Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance provides an excellent overview of the issues that investors and entrepreneurs alike must consider when financing new ventures.

Bond Compass: The Fixed-Income Outlook

Investors are not yet betting on a recession, State Street's Michael Metcalfe tells Dan O'Connor, CAIA. But they have reduced their holdings of high-yield corporate debt.

Option-Based Strategies: Opt In or Opt Out?

Do option-based strategies offer any value to investors?

Exotic Indexes: Built to Sell or Built to Last?

There are now more than 70 times as many indexes as there are stocks. What does that mean for investors?

Investments That Ride a Generational Wave

“People tend to think rules don’t change, but in financials, they’ve clearly evolved,” says Thomas J. Lee, CFA.

Nouriel Roubini: The Mother and Father of All Bubbles

True to his Dr. Doom moniker, Nouriel Roubini believes that vulnerabilities in the system are currently hidden and will emerge when the next economic downturn occurs.

Fixed-Income ETFs: A Rising Tide?

State Street's Bill Ahmuty shares his perspective on the rise of fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in an interview with Dan O'Connor, CAIA.

Smart Beta: Broken by Design?

Smart beta has an especially strong reality distortion field, says Nicolas Rabener.

Ashby Monk on Alternative Data’s Potential

"Alternative data is far more important to our community than artificial intelligence,” Ashby Monk, PhD, says.



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