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May 8 2008 | 10:02am ET
Despite the difficulties facing alternative investment firms—or perhaps because those troubles make them a bargain—the market for them couldn’t be hotter.
Sales of alternatives firms have accounted for 40% of mergers and acquisitions in the global investment management business this year, according to Jefferies Putnam Lovell. The proportion represents a record: Last year, deals involving alternatives firms represented 32% of asset management M&A.
“We expect record demand for alternative asset manages to continue through 2008, motivated by buyers’ search for absolute returns and innovative products in challenging capital markets,” Putnam Lovell’s Aaron Door said.
Of the 73 asset management deals in 2008, 29 involve alternatives firms, including 20 hedge funds or funds of hedge funds.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…