Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014 as of 3:22 AM ET
Interest Surging in Alts, Experts Say
Interest in alternatives is rising as investors look to manage volatility and advisor education is critical to meeting that tidal wave of demand.
That was the message delivered at a roundtable discussion on alternatives hosted this week in New York by Fidelity Investments.   more »
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New funds provide hedging tools to limit or amplify clients' currency exposure on their foreign investments. more »
FINRA found that LPL didn’t have a reasonable system in place to determine whether purchases of alternatives would cause a customer’s account to be unsuitably concentrated. more »
IMCA and CAIA are teaming up to fill in a knowledge gap about alternative investments, offering a new online education program that teaches the basics to the uninitiated. more »
RCS Capital is following through on its promise to launch a research division with the hiring of two non-traded investments analysts. more »
Vanguard Group, the third- largest U.S. provider of exchange-traded funds, has asked regulators for permission to open actively-managed ETFs. more »
The focus on dual registrants grows out of concern that the different compensation structures of the two business lines can create conflicts of interest and potentially harm investors, according to an SEC director. more »
Firm's partners say they wanted 'control of our destiny -- we wanted to own our own equity.' more »
Investors may almost triple the amount of capital they put into hedge funds this year, boosting industry assets to a record, an annual survey by Deutsche Bank showed. more »
Stephen Mandel of Lone Pine Capital made hedge-fund investors the most money for the second straight year in 2013. more »
U.S. stocks advanced as investors assessed corporate earnings and data showing factory orders fell less than estimated in December. more »
The mutual fund and ETF industries are creating new products that could offer the benefits of hedge funds without the high fees and minimums. more »
As lifespans lengthen and the housing market rebounds, some advisors are reconsidering real estate as a long-term investment for their older clients. more »
An agency risk alert critiques the due diligence processes that investment advisors are using when recommending such investments as hedge funds, private equity funds, or funds of private funds. more »
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