Alternative Assets

Alternative Assets

Highly valuable assets that are not usually found in a portfolio. Examples include rare coins and stamps, artwork, a Babe Ruth rookie card, and so forth. Alternative assets are usually less liquid than other assets because they are more difficult to sell and are often highly expensive. However, one may add alternative assets to a portfolio because they tend to maintain their values when the rest of the market is performing poorly. An alternative asset may aid in portfolio diversification. Some banks charge an additional fee to store alternative assets because of their sensitive nature. See also: Christie's.
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Washington: BNY Mellon's new survey, conducted in partnership with FT Remark, reveals a bright outlook for alternative assets.
Overall alternative assets under management stood at some $6.
Virtus provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of front, middle, and back office products and services for alternative assets.
The company said it is designed to meet the needs of institutional and high net worth investors, with an asset allocation system consisting of comprehensive scoring systems for alternative assets and analytical models covering key areas of performance attribution, market risk, liquidity risk, operations risk.
Increased insurer interest in alternative assets is best understood in the context of the overall desire of the insurance industry to improve returns in a low-yield environment, said Michael Haylon, Conning's managing director and head of asset management sales, products and marketing.
At closing, the combined organization will be rebranded as Pavilion Alternatives Group and represent Pavilions global advisory platform specializing in alternative asset classes with total alternative assets under advisement of over US$60 billion, out of a total US$570 billion.
A report just published by PwC predicts global alternative assets will increase to $15.
Hong Kong - Mutual fund manager Franklin Templeton has hired a former hedge fund manager to expand its Asian line-up of products investing in lucrative alternative assets, joining its peers in tapping a rapidly growing market.
Global Banking News-September 13, 2013--Citi surpasses USD500bn in alternative assets under administration(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Since the financial upheaval began in 2008, alternative assets that are uncorrelated to the market have become increasingly alluring to advisors.
Investors use alternative assets to smooth volatility and increase returns.
SAN FRANCISCO -- PENSCO Trust Company, an alternative asset custodian that simplifies the administration of complex investments, today announced a new program to help individual investors and financial advisors whose bank or brokerage will no longer hold alternative assets in their retirement account.
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