Tag Archives: Alternative Investment


The Best Sales Training Story… Ever

Have you watched The Wolf of Wall Street? There’s a scene in the movie where someone is asked to sell a pen. My story also involves a pen. This happened long before the movie came out. I was a young punk who thought he knew more than he did.  (Some would argue that the only difference between then and now […]

Marketing Risk Versus Investment Risk: A Manager’s Perspective

Hedge Fund managers risk millions, if not billions, of dollars every day. To better the world? Hardly. It is a business, and like any other business, they are out for profits. If we were ruling out altruistic motivations, which more often than not we can, logic would dictate that a manager would optimize risk to maximize the profitability of the […]

Marketing Decks and Mental Impressions

Asset managers overestimate the time and attention people invest in their marketing decks.   Case in point, upon initial review, will anyone recall the stages of your investment process or intricacies of your investment strategy… doubtful. But that’s not the objective is it? The goal, after a quick thumb through, is for someone to walk away with a mental imprint […]

How to use Regulation A+ to raise up to $50 million capital

When the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the changes to Regulation A, it has generated lots of debate and discussion. The new rules on Regulation A+  took effect last  June 19th. The rules are expected to create a new category of quasi-IPO. This will enable companies to raise money from the public at less expense compared to a regular IPO.There […]

Brand Over Performance

  Hedge funds and PE funds need to position their brand in front of their performance…   Hear me out.   This is what the landscape looks like today:   Service Providers         Brand         Pedigree         Performance Less important ————————————— Really Important   This is what I think it should look like:   Service […]

New Mexico PERA Adopts New Investment Model boosting Real Asset Allocations

  By David Drake New Mexico’s Public Employees Retirement Association (NMPERA) is set to increase its real assets allocation to 20 percent from 13.3 percent. As of April 2016, the fund does not have core real estate exposure in its real estate portfolio that currently has about $581.36 million.   According to the officials of New Mexico’s PERA, their main […]