Practical analysis for investment professionals

Alternative Investments


Private Equity: The Weight of the COVID-19 Crown

What happens to private equity valuations when public equity markets collapse?

Singapore REIT Fee Structures: Are Investor and Manager Interests Aligned?

How can we gauge whether the interests of REIT unitholders and their managers are really in sync?

Paved with Good Intentions: Alternative Investment Reporting Challenges

“How’d this investment do last quarter?" In the world of alternative investments, getting a simple answer can be strangely difficult.

Venture Capital: Worth Venturing Into?

What do venture capital fund returns look like and what are some alternative ways to allocate to the asset class?

Private Equity: Fooling Some of the People All of the Time?

“This time is different” might be the four most dangerous words in investing. “Uncorrelated returns” may just be the two most lucrative.

What Is an Asset Class?

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

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.

Australian Water Entitlements: A Unique Alternative Asset Class

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

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)?

Rising Risk: Accounting Shenanigans and Alternative Investments

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



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