Alternative Investments http://wealthmanagement.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Edelman's XT ETF http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/edelmans-xt-etf <div class="node-body blog-body">Ric Edelman’s “exponential technology” strategy for investment management is now a BlackRock ETF. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/daily-brief">The Daily Brief</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/edelmans-xt-etf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/edelmans-xt-etf#comments Industry Alternative Investments Blogs ETFs Marketing The Daily Brief Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 821931 at http://wealthmanagement.com Fed Urges Lawmakers to Toughen Rules on Wall Street and Commodities http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/fed-urges-lawmakers-toughen-rules-wall-street-and-commodities <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. lawmakers should consider overturning a decades-old rule that allows Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to extract, transport and trade physical commodities, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/fed-urges-lawmakers-toughen-rules-wall-street-and-commodities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/fed-urges-lawmakers-toughen-rules-wall-street-and-commodities#comments Industry Alternative Investments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:14:00 +0000 818871 at http://wealthmanagement.com When Will Oil’s Bear Market End? http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/when-will-oil-s-bear-market-end <div class="field-deck"> “Cash-and-carry” provides clues </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Cash-and-carry” provides clues</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/when-will-oil-s-bear-market-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/when-will-oil-s-bear-market-end#comments Alternative Investments Strategies Equities Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:24:00 +0000 818721 at http://wealthmanagement.com More Bull After The Birthday Bash? http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/more-bull-after-birthday-bash <div class="field-deck"> Is there life left in domestic equities? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is there life left in domestic equities? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/more-bull-after-birthday-bash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/more-bull-after-birthday-bash#comments Alternative Investments Strategies Equities Investment Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:40:00 +0000 811861 at http://wealthmanagement.com Calpers Expects to Pay 8 Percent Less in Fees Next Year - Bloomberg http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/calpers-expects-pay-8-percent-less-fees-next-year-bloomberg <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The California Public Employees' Retirement System expects to pay 8 percent less to investment firms next year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/calpers-expects-pay-8-percent-less-fees-next-year-bloomberg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/calpers-expects-pay-8-percent-less-fees-next-year-bloomberg#comments Alternative Investments Fixed Income Retirement Planning Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:22:00 +0000 811121 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Max Whittaker, Getty Images From the FBI: Protecting Clients From Theft, Fraud in the Art Market http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/fbi-protecting-clients-theft-fraud-art-market <div class="node-body article-body">When advisors think about the risk of investing in art, they often think in terms of market risk. But in the art market, there’s also object and counterparty risk. Here’s how to protect clients. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/fbi-protecting-clients-theft-fraud-art-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/fbi-protecting-clients-theft-fraud-art-market#comments Markets Alternative Investments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:40:00 +0000 805781 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Last summer, the FBI returned this painting,&nbsp;Odalisque in Red Pants by&nbsp;French artist Henri Matisse, to Venezuela.&nbsp;</p> Newcomers Jump into Activist Investing, Eyeing Returns and Capital http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/newcomers-jump-activist-investing-eyeing-returns-and-capital <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> The surge comes as activist funds outpace traditional long-short-equity rivals' returns, and draw inflows </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The largest new field of activist investors in years is shaking up corporate America, seeking to tap into billions of dollars in available capital and inspired by the outsized returns of brand-name agitators like William Ackman and Carl Icahn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/newcomers-jump-activist-investing-eyeing-returns-and-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/newcomers-jump-activist-investing-eyeing-returns-and-capital#comments Markets People Alternative Investments Equities Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 806331 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Bill Ackman gained 40 percent in 2014, beating the average fund&#39;s increase of 3.5 percent and the average activist fund hike of 6.3 percent.</p> Copyright Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images Art as Investment http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/art-investment <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to advising clients, particurly high-net-worth ones, few things can trip an advisor up like an art collection. Should it be thought of as a discrete class of investment? An expensive hobby? A wealth-transfer tool? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/art-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/alternative-investments/art-investment#comments Markets Alternative Investments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:24:00 +0000 805491 at http://wealthmanagement.com Meet the New Activist Investors http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/meet-new-activist-investors <div class="node-body blog-body">Following the lead of Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman and Daniel Loeb, two of the largest asset managers are adopting the “activist investor” strategy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/daily-brief">The Daily Brief</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/meet-new-activist-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/meet-new-activist-investors#comments Alternative Investments Blogs Equities College Planning Asset Management The Daily Brief Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 799971 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p><em>Copyright Michael Nagle, Getty</em></p> High-Quality Managers Define New Wave of Alternative Mutual Funds http://wealthmanagement.com/mutual-funds/high-quality-managers-define-new-wave-alternative-mutual-funds <div class="field-byline"> John Culbertson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advisors, and investors to some extent, are becoming much more educated about what to expect with alternative mutual funds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/mutual-funds/high-quality-managers-define-new-wave-alternative-mutual-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/mutual-funds/high-quality-managers-define-new-wave-alternative-mutual-funds#comments Alternative Investments Mutual Funds Investment Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:58:00 +0000 776501 at http://wealthmanagement.com svanhorn/iStock/Thinkstock