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World's Largest Pension Fund Starts Search for Alternative Investments

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund today begins its mission to allocate to alternative investments, a first step along a path to possible …

A Silver Lining of Compressed Fees: Alts Are Thriving

Fee reduction is one factor that has attracted big money to alternative investments.<p>Investment advisors have seen an increased squeeze not only in …

Capitalism

JPMorgan's fintech strategy

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>JPMorgan Chase has been one of the most active incumbents in adjusting to an industry increasingly transformed by fintech, striking data-sharing deals and innovating …

FinTech

Private equity firm targets insurance growth in emerging markets

Inviting private equity investors into the family business was not initially appealing to Reungdej Dusdeesurapoj and his siblings.<p>SMK — the insurance …

Capitalism

Machine learning is now used in Wall Street dealmaking, and bankers should probably be worried

It has been said that Wall Street dealmaking is more art than science. That could be changing.<p>JPMorgan, which is spending big on technology as it looks to cut costs and increase efficiency, last year launched a predictive recommendation engine to identify those clients which should issue or sell …

Machine Learning

How ETFs Are Transforming Fixed Income - Bloomberg

<b>Leighton Shantz had</b> barely begun managing part of the $26 billion pension fund for Texas state employees when he got a crazy idea.<p>The fund’s …

Stocks
Wall Street

Private Equity Masquerade

Considering the magnitude and duration of this bull market, it is remarkable how broadly unrecognized it remains.<p>We restate will the idea that …

Stocks

Prominent Fintech Marketing Firm Leverage PR Sold to Caliber Corporate Advisors

Founder Joy Schoffler Expected to Remain Involved with the Firm.<p>Leverage PR, a prominent marketing firm engaged in the crowdfunding and Fintech …

College Endowment Six-Month Returns Boosted by Global Stocks - Bloomberg

U.S. university endowment performance picked up after losses in 2016 forced some schools to spend more than they earned and consider cutting …

College & University

Alternative Investments Are on the Rise: Learn to Profit From Them

<b>Alternative investing is about to have its day — and we feel it’s going to be a long and sunny one. Interest in alternative platforms has been</b> …

FinTech
Leadership

IT sector saw increased private equity investment in 2016 - Financial Regulation News

The information technology (IT) sector saw a huge jump in private equity investment in 2016, while investment in consumer products and services fell, …

Private Equity
Capitalism

MUFG, Standard Chartered Plan Blockchain Payments Launch for 2018

A group of international banks is reportedly planning the launch of cross-border payment services backed by blockchain.<p>According to <i>Nikkei,</i> the group …

Banking

At BlackRock, Machines Are Rising Over Managers to Pick Stocks

Score one for the machines.<p>From the moment Laurence D. Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, created the largest fund company in the world by snapping up the exchange-traded fund business from Barclays in 2009, he has faced a thorny challenge.<p>The explosive growth of these low cost, …

Wall Street

Here Is A List Of 48 Hedge Fund Terms Every Investor Should Know

Hedge Fund Terms here is a list for you.<p>For many investors, hedge funds appear to be shrouded in mystery.<p>There’s a practical reason for this. The …

Liquid vs. Traditional Hedge Funds and Alternatives: Accessing the Right Managers

In addition to accessing the right alternative strategies, investors must also focus on accessing the right managers within those strategies. While …

Wall Street

Making Bold Bets on Alternative Investments—and Winning

Highland Capital’s Dondero says his strength is thinking through debt deals, turnarounds, and trends.<p>Jim Dondero’s bio paints an imposing picture. An …

Wall Street

Top 25 Annual Fintech Conferences Your Business Needs Attend

The rapid growth of the fintech industry has been matched by the mushrooming number of international conferences.<p>As fintech continues to attract interest among a wide range of industries and offer more applications for some of the key issues impacting industries like payments, insurance, …

FinTech
Wealth

Closed-End Funds: Democratizing Alternative Investment Strategies

Once the province of institutional investors and the ultra-wealthy, alternative investments have gone mainstream, drawing significant interest from …

Deutsche Bank seeks to court fintech with New York innovation lab

The German bank said the new space will help its 7,000 bankers in New York connect with startups.

Innovation
Hedge Funds

Private Equity Wins Even When It Loses, Thanks to Debt Markets - Bloomberg

The Payless shoe company was already on its way to becoming another retail victim of the internet when the private equity guys showed up.<p>That the …

China and the U.S.: The Next Two Years for Institutional Investors

A lot can happen in two years. Look what just happened in the final five months of 2016. Even the most sophisticated of financial pundits and asset …

China
FinTech

Alternative Investments for the Rest of Us

<i>[Pam Krueger is the</i> <i>founder</i> <b>of</b> <b>"</b><b>WealthRamp</b><b>"</b> <i>and co-host of "MoneyTrack" on PBS. The national spokesperson for The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard,</i> …

Financial Planning