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Hedge funds look to increase crypto exposure

Roughly one in five traditional hedge funds have some cryptoassets, according to a survey

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IG Wealth expands offerings for HNW investors

New private pools include alternative and low-volatility strategies

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  • March 15, 2021 March 15, 2021
  • 11:29
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Mackenzie launches private credit fund

The fund aims to provide higher yields amid low rates

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  • March 11, 2021 March 10, 2021
  • 09:00
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How much will hotel stocks recover?

After a catastrophic year, a portfolio manager looks to China for clues

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MD Financial introduces private credit pool

The firm also offers real estate and private equity pools

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  • March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021
  • 15:57
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Expect an uneven REIT recovery

The outlook remains cloudy for some real estate sectors


New Dynamic alt fund seeks income amid low rates

The fund aims to provide returns with lower correlations to major equity and bond indexes

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2021 February 1, 2021
  • 10:58
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Finding yield in structured products

Fixed-income investors may want to consider mortgage-backed securities

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Using alternatives to boost fixed-income returns

Strategies can be wildly different, requiring advisor due diligence

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GFI repeats as top Canadian hedge fund

Alternative IQ hosted its annual awards for the industry on Tuesday

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  • October 21, 2020 October 21, 2020
  • 11:27
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AIMA Canada names executive committee

Belle Kaura will chair the organization for two more years

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  • August 10, 2020 August 10, 2020
  • 11:04

Liquid alternatives get their test

Funds with a negative correlation to equity markets provided downside protection during the sell-off

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What happens to office space post-pandemic?

Demand for certain commercial space was already decreasing prior to Covid-19


TDAM launches real estate fund

Fund offers exposure to more than 500 real estate assets around the world

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 12:09
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Most new liquid alternative funds are ‘relatively conservative’: DBRS

Growth in the new sector will depend on higher fees generating investor benefits, a report says

Fitting alternatives into a 60-40 portfolio

A Richardson GMP report groups the various strategies based on their impact

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Risks and rewards of private debt

The alternative investment offers higher yields with the trade-off of lower liquidity

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Bridging Finance collaborates with BlackRock on alternative credit fund

The product offers retail investors exposure to funds usually available only to institutional investors

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2019 October 4, 2019
  • 13:25

Managers of alternatives appeal to retail channel

Uptake among U.S. advisors has been low

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2019 September 23, 2019
  • 12:00
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TD’s new alternative fund targets HNW clients

The pooled fund focuses on real estate and infrastructure

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2019 September 12, 2019
  • 11:49
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Institutional investors adding alternatives, report says

CIBC Mellon says investors are expecting lower management fees and a greater focus on ESG this year

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2019 May 27, 2019
  • 10:49
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How to evaluate real assets

Investing in toll roads, office space and healthcare

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How the Fed pause affects real assets

Interest rate risk is no longer a concern

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Investing in liquid alts

Challenges and opportunities for the new funds