Alt Blend is where we combine less-conventional investments with forward-thinking perspectives on the world beyond stocks and bonds. Welcoming investors of any experience level, we’ll create a concoction of all-things Alts, including fundamentals of alternative investments, the role they play in the ever-changing environments we encounter, and a wide range of topics you aren’t likely to hear about in regular market news. Whether you’re a newcomer to Alts or a veteran private-market investor, there is sure to be something in store for you at the Blend.  

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Edie McClurg

A diversified mix of Alts should be like Edie McClurg: playing an important role – dependable assets year after year, decade after decade.

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Special Edition: Inside Due Diligence

In the previous edition of alt.Blend, we discussed the due diligence process and some considerations involved in both investment due diligence (IDD) and operational due …

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Dili Dally

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune” -Benjamin Disraeli (author and British Prime Minister) In a recent edition of Dividend Café, David Bahnsen revisited the …

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The Little Shorts

So, does short-selling negatively impact stock prices? The answer is seemingly both yes and no, depending on timeframe and specific circumstances, so let’s consider some additional factors.

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Meat Me in the Middle

Much of this topic isn’t only applicable to alternative investments. Still, it’s an important one for understanding many alts strategies – and it may even provide insights for the traditional part of your portfolio.

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A Historic Blogpost – Part 6

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton Similar to life and investing …

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A Historic Blogpost – Part 5

Today’s quote, however, is a shift to remind ourselves of the importance of execution and the respect we must have for execution risk within private investments (and all investments, really).

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A Historic Blogpost – Part 4

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” -Theodore Roosevelt With President Roosevelt’s sentiment in mind, today we’re …

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About the Author

Steven Tresnan, CAIA®, CFP®

Private Wealth Advisor

Steve is a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®. He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, which helps him offer guidance to clients with fiduciary responsibilities, such as board members of trusts, foundations, and endowments. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University.

Steve serves on the board and finance committee of New Music USA – a national nonprofit devoted to the development and appreciation of new music in the U.S. – and volunteers as the Treasurer for Campus Fun & Learn, a child development center on the campus of Rockland Community College in New York. 

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