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Alternative investments for periods of inflation

Embracing other asset classes can mitigate the impact of inflation on returns

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Asset managers turn to alts in bid to stand out, fight fee compression

Some firms are keeping new strategies in-house for wealthy clients

  • By: Mark Burgess
  • September 28, 2022 September 29, 2022
  • 13:50
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Strong sales continue in industrial real estate market amid tight demand: report

Office vacancies rose along with residential rents, Morguard says

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Regulators seek pre-registration pledges from crypto-trading platforms

Firms will have to agree to comply with certain terms while applications are reviewed

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Study finds crypto is ‘fool’s gold’ when it comes to hedging

Researchers examined the correlation between Bitcoin, gold and the S&P 500 in the past five downturns

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Alternatives to fight inflation in real estate and infrastructure

Many infrastructure assets protect cash flows with pricing indexed to inflation

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How to talk to clients about debt

A holistic approach to clients’ finances can help them prepare for interest-rate hikes and get out of debt faster

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Banks’ lending retreat stokes systemic risk: Moody’s

The search for yield is driving the surge in non-bank lending

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Private credit fuels rise of alt managers: Moody’s

Growth in private equity and private credit are mutually reinforcing

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Hedge funds adding crypto exposure, survey finds

Both traditional funds and crypto-focused funds are increasingly dabbling in crypto

  • By: Staff
  • June 8, 2022 June 8, 2022
  • 15:44
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Stablecoin stumble leads to asset drop: Fitch

Reserve portfolios that back stablecoins are becoming more conservative, a report said

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 15:16
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Crypto poses growing systemic risk, report says

Strong growth, increased correlation and interconnection drives rising risk

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2022 June 3, 2022
  • 13:18
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U.K. preps for systemic stablecoins

HM Treasury proposes framework for handling a major crypto's collapse

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 13:39
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How the investment thesis for crypto has changed

Bitcoin has behaved more like a risk asset this year than an inflation hedge

Retail push into private markets adds to systemic risks: Moody’s

The opaque market has grown, creating new risks that are hard to detect

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Why land investors should understand Indigenous rights

Time, patience and co-operation keys to successful developments with First Nation groups

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Should your clients’ funds borrow to invest in debt?

Fixed-income funds that use leverage can magnify gains, but they can also magnify losses

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U.K. to regulate some cryptocurrencies

There are also plans to explore using crypto technology to issue U.K. government debt

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War weighs on low-carbon shift: Fitch

Cost, availability of critical metals for green technology affected by conflict

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2022 April 1, 2022
  • 16:36
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Private markets AUM hit nearly US$10 trillion in 2021: McKinsey

Investors sunk over US$1 trillion into private markets in 2021, a report finds

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Canada the world’s fifth largest hedge fund market, report finds

Analysis from SigTech shows the fastest-growing hedge fund strategy is cryptocurrency

  • By: Staff
  • March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022
  • 12:20

How real assets could fare with inflation

Both infrastructure and real estate have potential in a high inflationary environment

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Long-short funds can help mitigate volatility

Investors want market-like returns, but can have trouble sticking to their strategies in the face of upheaval. Market-neutral strategies may help

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New investment product roundup

New funds target Canadian banks, U.S. tech behemoths, green property and renewable infrastructure

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Alternative investments for periods of inflation

Embracing other asset classes can smooth out the impact of volatility