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The Risk of Food Scarcity Creates a Need for Investment

Agriculture, as an investment sector, is in its infancy. Even though agriculture accounts for 3% of global economic activity, related public markets are still severely under-developed. In addition, the sector has recently been out-of-favor; so many investors are either ignoring or overlooking its longer-term potential.


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Accredited Investors: Know Your Online Securities Intermediary

The market for online alternative investments has been growing at a steady pace the past few years. Issuers of private placements have realized that they have the opportunity to reach a larger number of accredited investors by using third-party internet platforms. As an investor, it is important to know what distinguishes each type of platform out there, and what to watch out for when considering an online alternative investment.


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Private Investment Fund Terms and Conditions: The Relationship Between GPs and LPs

Striking a Balance in the Relationship Between GPs and LPs The relationship between GPs and LPs- that is, between a “General Partner” and “Limited Partners” in the multi-trillion private equity industry is a complex symbiosis. General Partners (GPs) are the investment professionals that sponsor and manage private investment funds. They require capital to invest but […]


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Critical Considerations When Selecting a Private Equity Manager

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published on February 3, 2016. This article updates, amends and supersedes that earlier article. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Selecting a Private Equity Manager) Selecting a private equity manager with whom to invest is crucial to achieving top-tier performance in an industry where the […]


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Your Wealth Is Entropic: Use It (Or Not), You Will Lose It

Like Life Itself, Your Wealth is Entropic The hard truth about life is that the moment we are born a process begins that leads to our death. While some days are better than others, our cells and our bodies are on a constant path of growth and decline that leads inevitably to, well, you know […]


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How Blockchain Technology Will Change Finance Forever

The Financial Market is Reaping the Benefits of New Blockchain Technology Technological advancement is accelerating at an extraordinary rate. Yet, finance and capital markets, which operate within a restrictive regulatory environment, have been resistant to adapt to this phenomenon. The solution? New blockchain technology. The limited adoption that has occurred must co-exist with antiquated systems […]


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Addressing the Various Needs of Special Needs Parents

The Unique Financial and Personal Needs of Special Needs Parents I remember being in the crowded elementary school gym one time, when people literally just stepped over my daughter while she was having a seizure, as though she were a bookbag. I remember standing in line at the grocery store hearing a woman complain bitterly […]


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How to Anticipate Contract Issues Before You Sign (And Why You’ll Be Glad You Did)

Anticipate Contract Issues to Save Yourself a Headache When we negotiate a deal, the paperwork is intended to document the deal. If necessary, the paperwork is supposed to ensure that all parties keep their commitments. But I’ll admit it: I’m paranoid. How do I anticipate contract issues? How do I ensure enforceability? We are investing […]


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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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Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than One

Editor’s Note: This is an update of a similar article, published in July of 2015. To view that article, click here. Investing in Comic Books is No Joke Fueled by the prevalence of top-grossing movies featuring comic book superheroes, interest in comic books is on the rise. In 2017, five of the 10 highest-grossing movies were […]


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