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Alternative Investments


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?

10 Rules for Marketing Alternative Funds

Unforced errors in their advertising can undermine the credibility alternative asset managers work so hard to build. These 10 guidelines can help prevent such mistakes.

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.

Blockchain: A Progress Report

Critics of blockchain technology claim that it is too slow for financial transactions and that its consensus mechanism uses too much energy. In this interview, Carl Wegner of the blockchain technology developer R3 paints a more encouraging picture.



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