Category Archives: Alternative Investments
What Can You Change For The Better?
The profession of investment management has developed through an iterative process that adapts approaches for new models, new mindsets, and new markets. Read More
Crowdfunding Needs Regulation to Scale Up
The young and rapidly evolving field of crowdfunding is democratizing investing like never before, making finance — donations, debt, equity — available where it wasn’t previously. But to scale up, regulations need to be adopted, says Lars Kroijer. Read More
Navigating An Experimental Economic Environment
Our generation of investors must navigate an anemic global economy that was inconceivable only a few years ago, unmoved by zero interest rates and bursts of experimental monetary policy. Mark Harrison, CFA, has identified key presentations to help professionals chart a path forward. Read More
Are Currencies a Standalone Asset Class for Investors?
Tarun Ramadorai, professor of finance economics at the Saïd Business School, argues that currencies are increasingly seen as a standalone asset class for investors to consider as they build their portfolios. Read More
Varietals for the Long Run? Wine Investments May Outperform Artwork and Bonds
By analyzing more than a century of investment data, Professor Elroy Dimson has found that annualized real returns for wine exceeded those for art, stamps, and government bonds. Read More
One Year Later, Has the German Bubble Grown?
A look at the risks that have been building in advance of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s warning about property bubbles, and what they mean for the eurozone. Read More
Dylan Grice on the Hidden Threats of Inflation and Language
Dylan Grice sees the devaluation of language adding to the complexities facing responsible stewards of capital in the current financial environment. Read More
Mapping the Exchange-Traded Landscape with Deborah Fuhr
Deborah Fuhr, co-founder of ETFGI, has been tracking shifts in the landscape of exchange-traded products as part of her firm’s monthly reports on the industry. Read More