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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"T-REX is a unique fixed income capital markets solution that tracks the complete lifecycle of illiquid and alternative assets," said Matt Zhang, head of Spread Products Investment Technologies at Citi.
Northern Trust supports more than USD1.0tn in alternative assets on behalf of global asset managers and asset owners across the full range of alternative assets including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy and debt funds.
The prior transaction furthered both companies' long-term objectives to expand the scope of the respective products and services they each provide to investors in alternative assets. As a result of the prior transaction, GWG holds approximately 86% of common partnership units of BEN and a $193M commercial loan receivable from BEN.
The portfolio is built with multi-assets spanning Equity, Fixed Income, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Alternative assets and spans global geographies namely US and North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, BRIC, Emerging Markets and Frontier Markets.
SAN FRANCISCO: PENSCO Trust Company's Alt-Nav technology was the recipient of the prestigious 2018 WealthManagement.com Industry Award in the category recognizing Custodians in Alternative Assets.
(Reuters) LONDON: Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are buying more alternative assets, such as private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure, to lift returns in an era of lower oil prices.
Add the alternative assets industry to those that are getting a hard look at the gender imbalance in their workforces.
Virtus provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of front, middle, and back office products and services for alternative assets.
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.
A report just published by PwC predicts global alternative assets will increase to $15.3 trillion by 2020.
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.
Since the financial upheaval began in 2008, alternative assets that are uncorrelated to the market have become increasingly alluring to advisors.
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