Financial Poise
Share this...

Alternative Assets

Private equity questions

5 Questions Investors Should Ask Before a Private Equity Investment

For investors with the right assets, time horizon, risk tolerance and access, private equity can add meaningful diversification and return enhancement potential to a traditional portfolio.


Real estate investing definitions

Interested in Real Estate Investing? Start Here

Familiarize yourself with the important financial terminology used in connection with real estate investment, property operations and lending.


Auto Investment Analysis 2017: Some Experts Are Dead Wrong

My take: This may be right in the short-term, but it’s dead wrong in the medium-term and beyond. Let me explain why.   1. Rising Default Rates On Auto Subprime Loans   First, a bit of context: the quote above comes from an article about rising default rates on auto subprime loans. If you are […]


Using Leverage in Real Estate Investments

How to Leverage Real Estate Investments

Should you leverage real estate investments? The answer depends on six factors, and our expert breaks down each one for you.


Real Estate Investments

Real Estate Due Diligence: A simple guide for investment properties

That said, it is critical to understand that your due diligence requirements depend on the type of asset you are investing in. Here is a short list of investment property categories to consider; each comes with a unique set of inquiries necessary to fully understand its risks and opportunities.


Understanding Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

Apples to Apples: Understanding the Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

The internal rate of return, or “IRR,” is the percentage that reflects what any individual investment is expected to yield from inception to sale. It takes into account anticipated cash flow and appreciation, as well as the time value of the capital invested.


Rethinking Hedge Fund Performance and Fees

Editor’s note: The hedge fund industry faces tough times. In September, Financial Poise reported that an increasing number of America’s biggest pension funds and endowments complained about fees and underperformance. Bloomberg weighed in on the same issue last week. Below, Caroline Rasmussen of the alternative investment platform iCapital Network explains why she believes investors still need […]


Private Equity What is a Sponsor, GP and LP

90-Second Lesson: What Is a Sponsor, GP and LP in Private Equity?

Private equity funds have several moving parts. This quick guide will help you learn ‘who’ does ‘what’ – including the fund sponsor, general partner (GP) and limited partner (LP).


Net Net Net Real Estate Investing

Net, Net, Net: Investment Property Without the Hassle

A common concern many individuals have about buying real estate for investment is the potential time and cost of maintaining the property. Not everyone has the tools, expertise or inclination to fix leaky faucets, clean soiled carpets or plow a snow-filled parking lot in the wintertime.


Ranking the Top Angel and VC Fund Managers (Part 1)

This review of top 10 lists of fund managers intends to help alternative investors select the right asset class to invest in and improve the performance of their portfolios.


1 2 3 5
Share
Hide