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Alternative Investments
I wrote earlier this year that the 60/40 portfolio is dead. Well, rumors of its death were not greatly exaggerated. The 60/40 portfolio that served retired investors so well over the past 30 years is gone… and it’s not coming back any time soon. As investors, we have to move on. Rest in Peace 60/40...
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Photo credit: Sean Davis Hedge funds don’t get a lot of love these days. They’ve underperformed for years, and their fees — the standard is 2% of assets and 20% of profits — make them pariahs in the age of indexing and low-cost robo advisors. Hey, I get it. The high fees and lousy performance...
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Barron’s did a nice special report this week on AQR’s liquid alternative investments. AQR, which is run by Cliff Asness, John Liew and David Kabiller, is a pioneer in the liquid alternatives space and manages an impressive $141 billion in assets. They also happen to be a competitor of mine. My partner, Dr. Phillip Guerra,...
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My good friend Ari Rastegar of Rastegar Capital recently did an interview with the Houston Chronicle on investing in Texas real estate. I invest with Ari, incidentally, as do some of my clients. If you are an accredited investor and would like to know more, please contact me. Here is an excerpt from the article:...
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  Why Invest in Alternatives? You probably have a good grasp of why diversification is important. Throwing out the financial jargon, it essentially boils down to not putting all of your eggs in one basket. But it also gets a lot more sophisticated than that. Many investors feel that they have adequate diversification because their...
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