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Feds name three managers for $400-million social finance fund

Fund managers will receive money over the next five years to make social finance investments

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

Asset managers make private market push with retail investors in mind

More products are becoming available but due diligence is key


U.S. banking crisis creates opportunities for private credit

Rising rates are also making room for private lenders, according to a pair of reports

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Feds launch hearing into role of financial firms in rental housing

The move follows pledges to review housing as an asset class

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Investing in real assets amid banking turmoil

Smaller commercial real estate may be more vulnerable to stricter lending after SVB


Private credit is a known unknown financial risk

Lack of data makes it tough to assess stability risks, Moody's warns

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Private equity firms brace for difficult year

Conditions for fundraising and deal activity are deteriorating, according to an S&P survey

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Purpose launches private asset platform for advisors along with three funds

The company is the latest to offer private investments catering to retail investors

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Canada’s national office vacancy rate hit all-time high in Q1: CBRE

Downtown office vacancies sat at 18.4%

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In an uncertain economy, managers look to alternative data

Unconventional sources are becoming more important

Securities and Exchange trending up

Wealthsimple launching private credit fund with Sagard

Only certain investors will have access to the fund, which comes with redemption limits and performance fees

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Canadian commercial real estate investment could reach high of $59B in 2023: CBRE

Spaces that help attract workers back to the office will be a priority in 2023

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Private equity firms may need ‘untapped’ retail market to grow

A Bain report looks at private equity's uneasy courtship of individual investors

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Institutional investors to maintain private allocations despite challenges: survey

Many are changing due diligence or narrowing their investment universe

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Investors face up to private funds’ illiquidity as rates rise

Some private real estate funds have restricted redemptions amid challenging conditions

Securities trending down

After a slip in 2022, venture activity faces tougher future

KPMG sees slowdown for VC investment in 2023

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Uncertainty provides opportunity for long-term private investments: BlackRock

The role of private assets in portfolios has shifted, report says

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2022 December 20, 2022
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Hedge maze

Lack of correlation in alt funds not always as advertised: paper

Some strategies have "fair weather correlations" that spike at exactly the wrong time

Case for alts is changing in new environment

Higher yields in traditional fixed income may put pressure on industry

Alt investors using alt data to gain an edge: report

From satellite imagery to biometrics, alternative managers are investing in new information sources

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Due diligence is key with alternative investments

This year has brought new opportunities but also fresh scrutiny

Venture capital investing drops sharply in 2022

Difficult period expected to extend into 2023

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2022 October 20, 2022
  • 13:21
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Canadian investors turned to Bitcoin during pandemic

Bank of Canada paper finds ownership more than doubled in 2021

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Retail investors to drive private asset growth: report

Venture capital, infrastructure and private debt are expected to see the most growth


Alternative investments for periods of inflation

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