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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Longevity Part 1: Weight? There’s More…

Being able to take advantage of those “extra” years by still being in relatively good health and doing the things we love, and figuring out how to pay for it

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Long Time Comin’

“It’s been a long, a long time coming. But I know change gonna come, oh yes it will” -Sam Cooke During this past summer, I …

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Feesibility

The fee discussion surrounding alts is ultimately a weighing of cost vs. (expected) value. But to make an informed decision, we first need to understand typical fee structures and their application.

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Framing The Solution

“If you build it, they will come” – Field of Dreams While I don’t think any portfolio manager has been beckoned by the whispers of …

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Fund-amentals

In this second edition of Alt Blend we are continuing to examine the basics, with today’s focus being on alternative investment funds.

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A Primer

Alt Blend combines less-conventional investments with forward-thinking perspectives on a world beyond stocks and bonds. Together, we’ll journey through the fundamentals of alternative investments and explore the role they play in the ever-changing environments we encounter.

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About the Author

Steven Tresnan

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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