Practical analysis for investment professionals

Alternative Investments


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)?

The Libra Project: A Timely Wake-Up Call?

Libra represents a timely opportunity — and a critical wake-up call, says Giuseppe Ballocchi, CFA.

Rising Risk: Accounting Shenanigans and Alternative Investments

The next crash may unearth accounting scandals to rival those of Enron and WorldCom, says Sebastien Canderle.

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.



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