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Natixis Survey: Alternatives to 'Rule' in 2018

Dec 6 2017 | 6:53pm ET

 Institutional investment managers expect greater volatility next year and nearly one in two fear that bubbles have formed in global equity and bond markets, according to a new survey from Natixis Investment Managers, while a majority expect increased allocations to alternatives assets.


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Real Talk with Denise Crowley of ZAIS Group

Nov 30 2017 | 11:44am ET

Today, we sit down with Denise Crowley, Head of Structured Credit, at ZAIS Group. In our interview, Crowley offers her firm’s take on the state of the fixed income markets (and the future of stimulus flow), an outlook on residential lending heading into the new year, commercial lending risk factors and more.

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Debuts New Event-Driven Alternative Beta ETF

Dec 6 2017 | 7:01pm ET

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has unveiled a new event-driven ETF as part of a forthcoming family of liquid single-strategy alternative beta products. 

Athyrium Capital Management Raises ~$2B With Neuberger For New Healthcare Fund

Dec 6 2017 | 6:49pm ET

Athyrium Capital Management and Neuberger Berman have raised approximately $2.025 billion in capital commitments for a new healthcare fund that will concentrate on investment opportunities in both public and private companies in pharmaceuticals, medical products, diagnostics, healthcare services and healthcare information technology.

Adams Street Partners Launches Seoul Office

Dec 6 2017 | 6:45pm ET

Global private markets manager Adams Street Partners has announced the formation of a new office in Seoul, South Korea, and the appointment of former Lazard Asset Management executive Chris Cho to lead it.  

Global Debt Registry Joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Dec 6 2017 | 6:44pm ET

Close on the heels of its late November announcement of a collateral pledge proof-of-concept using blockchain, loan data specialist Global Debt Registry has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.

Murray Devine Names Emrich To Key Business Development Role

Dec 6 2017 | 6:42pm ET

Valuation specialists Murray Devine has named former Anagenesis Capital Partners executive Mark Emrich as a managing director in the firm’s New York office.

PGIM's Jennison Taps McEvoy To Lead Global Distribution

Dec 6 2017 | 3:58pm ET

Jennison Associates, the $171 billion affiliate fixed income and equities manager of PGIM, has announced the appointment of Lori McEvoy as global head of distribution for Jennison.

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Q&A: Decathlon Capital On Revenue-Based Alternative Lending

Oct 30 2017 | 3:49pm ET

The explosion in private credit activity since the end of the financial crisis is rapidly changing the capital formation landscape, says John Borchers of Palo Alto- based Decathlon Capital Partners, especially for established lower middle-market firms. Increasingly, companies that don’t fit the typical VC or traditional-lender profile are looking to non-dilutive, flexible and patient revenue-based funding structures that can underwrite growth acceleration and value creation. 

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Saxby: Not All EBITDA Is Created Equal

Nov 30 2017 | 8:02pm ET

Record levels of dry powder are driving competition among private equity firms to new levels and purchase prices to the point where generating superior returns is much harder to accomplish, says Art Saxby of executive-as-a-service firm Chief Outsiders in this contributed article. In the process, the ways key company metrics like EBITDA growth are changing.

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CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst exams will need to add a series of computer and data science topics to the body of knowledge they need to know in order to earn one of the industry's most selective designations.

The move comes as the fintech sector booms and quantitative investment models, algorithmic trading and alternative data sets play increasingly prominent roles in the asset management industry.     

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Synechron: The 'Power of 3' Approach To Fintech

Mar 2 2017 | 10:08pm ET

As the fintech space expands and matures, financial services firms are increasingly turning to one-stop-shops that combine the best of start-up innovation in areas like blockchain with process, design and technology development capabilities that can all wrap together in pursuit of broad, strategic goals. The key, according to the team at New York-based Synechron, is what the company terms the "Power of 3" - being agile enough to meet the changing needs of clients, continually investing in R&D, and yet still being large enough to scale any global project.

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Due Diligence Beyond The Tear Sheet

Aug 12 2016 | 10:02am ET

For prudent investors, the ubiquitous tear sheet is ground zero for any further investigation of a fund; the more impressive they are, the more questions they raise. In our inaugural Trade Secrets column on due diligence, we look at a Brazilian direct lending fund whose tear sheet promotes performance that would make any investor sit up straight, including 100% positive months, a Sharpe ratio of 16.7, no drawdowns, and weekly liquidity. But is all as it seems?

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