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Is it time to modernize the 60/40 portfolio?

We explore potential lessons about the 60/40 portfolio and discuss how expanded access to alternatives may support advisors’ strategic asset allocations.

Advisor InsightsAlternative Investments

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Shifting Tradeoffs in Direct Lending

We explore how certain factors related to direct lending and other credit strategies may play out in today’s challenging market environment.

Advisor InsightsAlternative Investments

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Performance Dispersion in Alternative Asset Classes

We analyze performance dispersion within alternative asset classes and through various market environments to better understand the role of manager selection.

Alternative InvestmentsAdvisor Insights

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The Evolution of the Private Equity Secondary Market

The secondaries market has grown as investors seek more certainty. Can the return drivers that precipitated the growth of the secondaries market persist?

Alternative InvestmentsThought LeadershipAdvisor Insights


Introduction to Alternative Investments

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An Introduction to Private Equity Secondaries

Secondaries consist of private markets investments that transact in the secondary market. They have evolved into a diversified $130-billion-a-year market.

Alternative InvestmentsAdvisor Insights

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An Introduction To The World Of Structured Solutions

Structured notes are debt securities that feature an exposure to an underlying asset class, such as equities, currencies or commodities.

Structured SolutionsAlternative InvestmentsAdvisor Insights

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What are the Alternatives?

Alternative assets fall outside traditional equity and bonds. Alt investments almost tripled over the last decade and could grow to over $23.2 trillion by 2026.

Alternative InvestmentsHedge FundsPrivate Markets

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Beyond Hedging

Hedge funds are private, actively managed, pooled investment vehicles. They reached $4.3 trillion in 2021 and could grow to over $5 trillion by 2026.

Alternative InvestmentsHedge Funds

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Giving Credit to Private Debt

Private debt (or private credit) refers to loans that are privately negotiated between two parties as opposed to traditional syndicated loans or bonds issues.

Alternative InvestmentsPrivate Markets

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Private Equity is No Longer a Secret

Private equity is investing in a privately owned company rather than owning shares in a public company. It is the largest alternative asset class.

Alternative InvestmentsPrivate Markets

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Seeking to Invest in the Real Economy

Real assets are physical assets that include infrastructure and natural resources and can also include real estate.

Alternative InvestmentsPrivate Markets

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The Real Thing

Real estate is tangible property consisting of land, buildings and related structures. Assets under management (AUM) grew to $1.3 trillion at the end of 2021.

Alternative InvestmentsPrivate Markets


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A New Era of Responsible Access

With greater access for independent financial advisors to access alternative investments comes responsibility to learn about potential risks and opportunities.

Advisor Insights

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Structured Solutions, Explained

Structured solutions are increasing in popularity due to rising inflation, but that doesn’t mean they’re for everyone.

Structured Solutions


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