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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The Rub: Part 2

Blow-ups are one-off, unrecoverable situations that can essentially only be mitigated via portfolio construction. But we can learn valuable lessons from them, and so we forge ahead with this topic.

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The Rub: Part 1

“To sleep – perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub!” -William Shakespeare (via Hamlet) According to Grammarist, “The rub is a reference to the English …

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Portfolio Longevity Part 5: The B-squad Continued

In this fifth and final post in our miniseries on portfolio longevity, we’re continuing with our overview of the B-squad – various components that can play a role in the fixed income portfolio of the future.

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Portfolio Longevity Part 4: Introducing the B-squad

“Any team can win” -Terry Bradshaw In the previous three alt.Blend posts, we covered: Living longer coupled with a low-rate environment poses serious challenges to …

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Longevity Part 3: Marky (to) Market & the Unfree Lunch

“Some people remember where they were the exact moment when Elvis died or when Kennedy was shot. I remember the exact moment in time I …

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Longevity Part 2: Farewell to the A-Team

“I’m interested in longevity, timelessness, style – not fashion.” – Ralph Lauren In part one of this topic, we discussed human longevity and how living …

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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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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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