Asset classes

Best’s Special Report: Hedge Funds Remain an Option for Some Insurers

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 5:11pm

The new Bests Special Report, Hedge Funds Remain an Option for Some Insurers, notes that during 2020 the hedge fund market did not fall as far as the public markets and recovered more quickly and efficiently.

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  • The new Bests Special Report, Hedge Funds Remain an Option for Some Insurers, notes that during 2020 the hedge fund market did not fall as far as the public markets and recovered more quickly and efficiently.
  • Several qualities made hedge funds attractive to investors during the pandemic, including risk diversification and a low correlation to other asset classes.
  • The life/annuity segment raised its dollar exposure in hedge funds 5.8%, to $5.4 billion, and the property/casualty segment, 5.5%, to $6.6 billion.
  • Nevertheless, investments in hedge funds are not that prevalent in the insurance industry as a wholefewer than 80 U.S. rating units have hedge fund investments.

Helio Lending (a CYIOS Corp. Subsidiary) and Propy Inc. Partner to Offer First Ever Crypto Loan Utilizing NFT Real Estate Asset as Collateral

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:37pm

Now, we are excited to partner with Helio Lending to make history again, as we look to facilitate the first ever NFT real estate loan collateralized by the NFT.

Key Points: 
  • Now, we are excited to partner with Helio Lending to make history again, as we look to facilitate the first ever NFT real estate loan collateralized by the NFT.
  • Real estate as an asset class will become a part of the decentralized finance economy.
  • John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending and Chairman of CYIOS Corp. commented, "The partnership between Propy and Helio looks to change the way you can fund real estate purchased and gain maximum diversification of your crypto assets and real estate assets.
  • Having a solution to put your real estate holdings on to a NFT and being able to get a loan against that asset is truly unique and can change the landscape of real estate.

Grayscale Investments® Hires Wall Street Executive as Chief Marketing Officer

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:30pm

New York, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grayscale Investments , the worlds largest digital currency asset manager, today announced Deborah Bussire has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer.

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  • New York, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grayscale Investments , the worlds largest digital currency asset manager, today announced Deborah Bussire has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Grayscale Investments has been a trailblazer in its marketing and advertising campaigns, which have been grounded in a commitment to educate the public about digital currency investing.
  • Digital currencies are new and complex, and therefore marketing is critical in helping investors better understand this growing asset class.
  • Most recently, Bussire served as Global Chief Marketing Officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions, where she led the companys global marketing initiatives to enhance their revenue, reputation, and relationships.

Future-Shaping Infrastructure Projects Will Enhance Ontario’s Competitiveness, Improve Quality of Life, Bring the Dream of Home Ownership Within Reach for Many

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:26pm

It is time for the next round of game-changing infrastructure investments.

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  • It is time for the next round of game-changing infrastructure investments.
  • To select the top ten, OREA and KPMG looked at economy-impacting projects across all infrastructure asset classes, then assessed them against specific criteria.
  • They also take into consideration the new ways of working, regional supply chains, and the extraordinary growth of e-commerce brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • One project that would have incredible impact on Ontarios future economic prosperity is the proposed Pearson Transit Hub.

ForUsAll Introduces the Alt 401(k), a Fully Integrated Retirement Plan With Cryptocurrency and Alternative Investments

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

The company is enabling employers to offer cryptocurrency as the plans first alternative investment by selecting Coinbase Institutional, a leading cryptocurrency platform.

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  • The company is enabling employers to offer cryptocurrency as the plans first alternative investment by selecting Coinbase Institutional, a leading cryptocurrency platform.
  • For too long, too many Americans havent had the same access to alternative investments that wealthy and professional investors have had.
  • "The reality is that alternative asset classes which increasingly include small allocations to cryptocurrency have become an important part of many institutional portfolios.
  • Alternative investments, including small allocations to cryptocurrency can help improve portfolio diversification and expected returns.

DGAP-News: Cryptology Asset Group PLC:

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 4:06pm

Cryptology Asset Group (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP:GR), a leading European investment firm for crypto assets and blockchain-related business models, announced its most recent estimated Net Asset Value ("NAV") per share of 169.16.

Key Points: 
  • Cryptology Asset Group (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP:GR), a leading European investment firm for crypto assets and blockchain-related business models, announced its most recent estimated Net Asset Value ("NAV") per share of 169.16.
  • Patrick Lowry, CEO of Cryptology, adds: "There is no better asset class to bet on than crypto, in my opinion.
  • About Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c.
  • Noteworthy portfolio companies include crypto-giant and EOSIO software publisher Block.one, leading HPC provider Northern Data, commission-free online neobroker nextmarkets, and crypto asset management group Iconic Holding.

Nuveen Closed-End Funds Announce Appointment of Two New Board Members

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

Prior to serving as Managing Director of IDC, Ms. Lancellotta held various other positions with ICI beginning in 1989.

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  • Prior to serving as Managing Director of IDC, Ms. Lancellotta held various other positions with ICI beginning in 1989.
  • Nuveen is a leading sponsor of closed-end funds (CEFs) with $63 billion of assets under management across 64 CEFs as of 31 March 2021.
  • The funds offer exposure to a broad range of asset classes and are designed for income-focused investors seeking regular distributions.
  • The information contained on the Nuveen website is not a part of this press release.

Grayscale Digital® Large Cap Fund Files Form 10 with SEC

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'New York, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grayscale Investments\xc2\xae , the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest digital currency asset manager and manager of Grayscale\xc2\xae Digital Large Cap Fund ( OTCQX: GDLC ), today announced that it has publicly filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund.

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  • b'New York, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grayscale Investments\xc2\xae , the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest digital currency asset manager and manager of Grayscale\xc2\xae Digital Large Cap Fund ( OTCQX: GDLC ), today announced that it has publicly filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund.
  • ***\nThe Fund currently publishes quarterly and annual reports as well as audited financial statements pursuant to the OTC Markets Alternative Reporting Standard (ARS).
  • This action reflects Grayscale\xe2\x80\x99s commitment to move Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund forward through the product pipeline described in a recent blog post about Grayscale\xe2\x80\x99s roadmap to launching digital currency ETFs.\n*The Fund offers a private placement to accredited investors.
  • Through its family of investment products, Grayscale provides access and exposure to the digital currency asset class in the form of a security without the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping digital currencies directly.

tZERO ATS Signs Agreement with Liquid Mining Funds to Enable the Trading of Its Digital Equity Security, Providing Opportunity to Invest in Institutional-Quality Bitcoin Mining Businesses

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:30pm

LMX\xe2\x80\x99s digital securities are expected to represent a $15 million equity interest in Liquid Mining Funds, subject to holders of interests in the Liquid Mining Funds electing to convert such interests to LMX digital securities.

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  • LMX\xe2\x80\x99s digital securities are expected to represent a $15 million equity interest in Liquid Mining Funds, subject to holders of interests in the Liquid Mining Funds electing to convert such interests to LMX digital securities.
  • The Liquid Mining Funds are sponsored by Realio , a blockchain-enabled issuer, fund manager, and technology provider for institutional-grade digital assets that partnered with tZERO ATS in March 2021.
  • In light of bitcoin\'s historic appreciation, investors continue to seek exposure to this asset class through alternative investments, such as investments in bitcoin mining.
  • tZERO democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors.

Rastegar Property Company Hires Saima Qureshi as Chief Strategy Officer

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

b'AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rastegar Property Company , a vertically-integrated private real estate investment firm focused on residential, office, retail and industrial asset classes throughout the United States\xe2\x80\x99 Sun Belt region, today announced the addition of Saima Qureshi as Chief Strategy Officer.

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  • b'AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rastegar Property Company , a vertically-integrated private real estate investment firm focused on residential, office, retail and industrial asset classes throughout the United States\xe2\x80\x99 Sun Belt region, today announced the addition of Saima Qureshi as Chief Strategy Officer.
  • As part of the leadership team, she will vet new investment opportunities as Rastegar plans to bring state-of-the-art developments to market across asset classes.
  • "\nRastegar Property Company is a technology-enabled private real estate investment firm focused on value-add and development in all asset classes throughout Austin and the southwest United States.
  • The firm specializes in acquiring complex or undervalued assets with opportunities to create value through repositioning, redevelopment, and/or improved operational efficiencies.