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Alternative Investments


Who Needs Hedge Fund Managers When Computers Do the Job?

The shift to passive has caused much soul searching, not to mention cost cutting, at some of the world's biggest money managers.

Smart-Beta War Rages On as Cliff Asness Slams Arnott's Paper

Smart-beta styles underlie about one in five ETFs globally with an estimated $400 billion under management, and if they plunged, millions of investors would be burned.

OppenheimerFunds Hires BNY Mellon's French for Smart Beta Push

French serve as head of beta solutions, the money manager said in a statement.

Transamerica Joins BlackRock in ETFs to Counter Passive Indexes

Transamerica will be offering smart beta ETFs from BlackRock.

Waiting for the Market to Embrace NextShares

NextShares Solutions President Stephen Clarke says actively-traded funds haven't yet overcome industry conservatism.



Managed Futures Can Increase Diversification and Reduce Risk

The 2008 and 2009 global financial crisis left many investors disappointed with the high volatility and negative performance of their portfolios and leading them to re-evaluate the risk reducing ability of asset allocation.

What's the Future of Alternative Mutual Funds?

With heavyweights like Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) throwing its hat into the managed futures mutual fund ring, interest from both investors and asset management in this investment vehicle appears to be rising.