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Equity Investing for Retirement

6 Ways Private Equity Can Play a Role in Retirement Plans

Private Equity is Not Just for Millionaires Anymore Retirement investors growing wary over bullish public markets might consider looking to the increasingly popular private equity marketplace. In terms of asset size and popularity, private equity has continued to grow for several notable reasons: As Ernst & Young’s 2018 Global Private Equity Survey framed it, “Thanks […]


DarcMatter CEO Sang Lee

Catching Up With: DarcMatter CEO Sang H. Lee

We recently got to know DarcMatter – a fully transactional platform that offers transparent, institutional-level access to alternative investment opportunities, and the company’s CEO, Sang Lee. Investors can source private investment opportunities in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and structured debt opportunities. By using technology and designed feeder funds, DarcMatter can provide a frictionless process for both investors and private issuers while remaining fully compliant with all financial regulations.


When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 2)

Diversification is Almost Always a Winning Strategy As noted in “When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 1),” the impact of asset allocation on volatility and returns has been widely debated, but a landmark study from the CFA Institute found that between 1974 and 1983, diversifying among a variety of asset classes – and […]


alternative assets in a bear market

When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 1)

With Bear Market Approaching, Diversification an Attractive Option Someday you may be asked: “Where were you on March 9, 2009?” For market historians, that day marked the bottom of the Great Recession: the S&P 500 had just sunk below 700 for the first time in 13 years. Goldman Sachs warned investors that the S&P could […]


Precious Metal Investing

The 5 Do’s (and 4 Don’ts) of Precious Metals Investing

To Make a Profit, Know the Do’s and Don’ts Many people who consider themselves savvy investors have little or no direct experience with alternative investments, such as precious metals. The reasons for that are diverse and plentiful, but some of the more common are: risk aversion due to the complexity of the subject; price fluctuation; […]


Wealth Management Trends

AMG Funds Survey Finds Investors Confident in Economy

New Survey Explores Investment Preferences and Generational Differences Nearly two thirds of wealthy investors now feel optimistic about the economy, according to a new survey from AMG Funds. Titled “Wealth Management Trends in America,” the survey polled 1,000 individual investors with investable assets of more than $250,000, and found that among that group, 60% feel […]


Investor's Guide to Alternative Assets

Installment 3: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

Overview of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 Editor’s Note:  This is the third installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity fund, or a hedge fund even though they are permitted […]


Investor's Guide to Alternative Assets

Installment 2: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

Meet Bob, Michele, David, and Isabella Editor’s Note:  this is the second installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity fund, or a hedge fund even though they are permitted to do so and […]


Investor's Guide to Alternative Assets

Installment 1: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

Who Is This Series For? This series of articles is written for the average “accredited investor.” An “accredited investor” is a legal term that refers to anyone (a) whose net worth, either alone or with a spouse, exceeds $1 million (not including the positive equity in her or his primary residence); or (b) who has […]


hedge fund performance

Three Ways to Drastically Improve Portfolio Performance with Hedge Funds Based on Your Financial Goals

A Primer on Hedge Fund and Portfolio Performance Evaluating hedge fund performance is challenging because it involves many different investment strategies employed by thousands of funds across a global $3.2 trillion industry. While many investors will analyze a previous track record to help determine which funds they should choose, that approach rarely leads to a […]


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