As Asset Management Industry Grows A Search For New Revenue Streams

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Mark Melin
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Alternative assets are very real, much more than “traditional equity or debt returns streams repackaged… and claiming to be different,” a BNY Mellon report noted, pointing to a common critique of “alternatives.” But there is nonetheless a trend alive that seeks to find independent, low correlation returns streams not tied to the performance of the common stock market or economy. Some traditional institutional investors have historically shunned investments that do not focus on the stock market. But that group wanes as assets devoted to quantitative funds and esoteric investments such as syndicated loans, infrastructure and other investments with low correlation…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.