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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Let’s Be Real

Investing in real estate is far from a sure thing. Like other businesses, the less one knows about it, the more it appears to be ...
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Tipping the Scale – Crypto Updates, Part 3

There are a variety of return measurements to help assess investment managers, advisors, portfolios, and – of course – Alts.
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Tipping the Scale – Crypto Updates, Part 2 (and RIP Dickey Betts)

We’ll explore some ongoing changes in Bitcoin, contemplate the value of awe, and say farewell to legendary musician, Dickey Betts. 
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Tipping the Scale – Crypto Updates, Part 1

The big idea and why it matters: Crypto and blockchain have substantially evolved since we published an intro series in 2022. Solutions like Bitcoin’s Lightning ...
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Behind the Façade

There are a variety of return measurements to help assess investment managers, advisors, portfolios, and – of course – Alts.
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What’s in the Box?

The big idea and why it matters: There are a select few investments that offer potential income growth AND price appreciation, and these primarily fall ...
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Al Gore Rhythm

There are a variety of return measurements to help assess investment managers, advisors, portfolios, and – of course – Alts.
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Impa-Structure: Part 4 – Infrastructure

“For an economy built to last, we must invest in what will fuel us for generations to come. This is our history – from the ...
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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.