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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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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A Historic Blogpost – Part 3

We were on a mission to find various strategies with improved characteristics vs. what we expected from daily-liquid investments; that difference would come in the form of less volatility with more income/total return and risk mitigation (ways of minimizing losses if things didn’t go as originally planned).

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A Historic Blogpost – Part 2

“To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any …

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A Historic Blogpost

“History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.” -George Santayana George Santayana (his anglicized name) was a Spanish-born philosopher known for …

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Nouveau Accredited

“Every day brings new choices” -Martha Beck That it does, Martha Beck. While each day we may get to decide between basic choices we’ve always …

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Special Edition: Credit Arbitrage Analyst Field Trip

In this special audio-only edition of alt.Blend, I was joined by Jeremiah Riethmiller, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Sarian Strategic Partners (our Hightower colleagues), and …

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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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