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 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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The Ruse: Part 2

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, we reviewed the extreme lack of consistent outperformance among domestic equity funds. In this edition, the plan is to see if the same holds true within alternative investments or if we can uncover any segments where consistent outperformance is “a thing.”

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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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