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Alternative Investments


Top 10 Posts from 2019: Damodaran, Marks, Shiller, and Buffett

The leading Enterprising Investor articles from 2019 feature insights from some of the top luminaries in all of finance.

What Is an Asset Class?

The economy has only a handful of truly fundamental drivers that influence different asset classes.

Gender Lens Investing: A Sector Analysis

What does the AUM-weighted sector distribution of gender lens equity funds look like?

Global Pension Funds: The Coming Storm

In a low-rate, low-return environment, how will public pension funds meet their obligations?

Private Real Estate Fund Categories: A Risk/Return Assessment

Based on the risk-adjusted performance of all three categories of private real estate funds, investors are paying billions in economically unwarranted fees.

ETFs: The Systemic Risk Compass

Do exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pose systemic risk? Or are such concerns exaggerated? A panel of experts weighed in.

Just a Little Higher? Antti Ilmanen on the Low-Return Challenge

How can investors adapt to a low-for-long rate environment? Antti Ilmanen proposed several potential strategies.

Australian Water Entitlements: A Unique Alternative Asset Class

Australia’s water markets form an intriguing investment case study.

Smart Beta vs. Alpha + Beta

Can we create a simple and clean equity portfolio by separating alpha from beta?

Tennis Lessons for Alternative Investors

What does the current era of professional tennis have to teach us about the state of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE)?



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