alternative investments

Building a portfolio for today’s market

Crestone Wealth Management

After what has been a very long run of strong market returns, it is only natural that investors’ attention starts to move toward when that run might end, and as each day passes, we move closer to the end of the cycle. This kind of sentiment understandably makes investors somewhat... Show More

The key market risk right now

Etienne Alexiou

Let's first consider the broader global economic environment, in particular, the macro drivers of a “globally co-ordinated” gradual improvement in economies which are continuing to evolve. The primary driver of markets, at this point in time, is globally accommodative monetary policy, which underpins economic expansion and the rise in financial... Show More

Picking a takeover target - US Alternative Asset Manager Fortress

PM Capital

Alternative asset manager Fortress has just received a takeover offer at a significant premium to its prior trading price. PM Capital Portfolio Manager John Whelan discusses why PM Capital recently began building its stake in Fortress, how its investment process identified the stock, and what the takeover may reflect for... Show More

John Whelan, Portfolio Manager at PM Capital, explores the potential of alternative fund manager Apollo Global Management.

PM Capital

Apollo is a leading global alternative asset manager investing in private equity, credit and real estate. It’s growing funds under management at the expense of traditional asset managers while selling on valuations at a discount to them. John Whelan explains why and where to from here. Show More

Is your investment manager’s strategy sustainable (part two)?

Luke Cummings

Yesterday, in part one of this series, we discussed the importance of conducting due diligence on the strategy and process your investment manager. Apart from the initial investigative work, it also helps to know whether the manager is doing something genuinely different from others. After all, if your fund manager... Show More

Monash Absolute Investment Company IPO

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Monash Investors established their absolute return fund in July 2012, and since that time, the fund has experienced an annual net return of 15.91% p.a., with lower volatility, fewer drawdowns and a lower beta than the major market indexes. Importantly these returns have been achieved with little to no leverage.... Show More