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Howard Marks Issues Warning on Liquid Alternatives

Mar 27 2015 | 2:59am ET

The co-founder of Oaktree Capital Group, Howard Marks, has issued a warning to investors in liquid alternatives.

"So-called 'liquid alternatives' or 'liquid alts' are another recent innovation," Marks wrote, suggesting that the source of increased liquidity is “usually illusory, fleeting and unreliable, and it works (like a Ponzi scheme) until markets freeze up."

 

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Dow Chemical Announces Spin-off with Olin Corporation

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Lender Says Will Make 'Significant' New Bid for RadioShack

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Pershing Prime Services Releases Retirement Report on Liquid Alts

Mar 27 2015 | 4:00pm ET

Is the retirement market the next frontier for liquid alternatives? That's the question Pershing Prime Services has explored in a new paper to help alternative fund managers better understand what to consider when looking to include liquid alternatives in defined contribution (DC) plans.

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'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

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