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Alternative Investments


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.

Top 10 Posts from 2018: Chart Crimes, Political Divides, AI, and the Skill Ratio

What Enterprising Investor articles most resonated with readers this year? The results offer an illuminating look into the forces that shaped finance in 2018.

The Future of Hedge Funds: Trends to Watch

What do the next five years hold for hedge funds? Amy Bensted shares the results of recent research.

Unlisted Infrastructure: Essential Assets?

In world hungry for yield, what role can infrastructure play? Paul Kovarsky, CFA, spoke with Alina Osorio, CFA, of Fiera Infrastructure for her take.

Persistence That Just Ain’t So

Do private equity presentations overstate an ability to persist?

Bitcoin: New Asset Class or Pyramid Scheme?

Jonathan Harris, CFA, offers a searing critique of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrencies: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

What are initial coin offerings (ICOs)? Umed Saidov, CFA, shares his take in the latest edition of his Cryptocurrencies series.

Top Five Articles from September: ESG, Mutual Fund Momentum, the US Economy

The ascent of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, plus Nicolas Rabener on mutual fund momentum chasing and liquid alternatives are among the leading posts from September.

Liquid Alternatives: Alternative Enough?

How do liquid alternatives perform from a risk-and-return perspective in the context of an equity portfolio?



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