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Two initial coin offerings (ICOs) were the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action filed on September 29. Based on the SEC’s descriptions, both ICOs, on their face, appear to be frauds, with marketing materials that allegedly contained multiple misleading and fraudulent statements. For those in the investment management space and those who personally participate in ICOs, this enforcement action serves as a reminder that due diligence is a necessary step before making an investment. Essentially, the two ICOs in question provide a roadmap of exactly how not to conduct an ICO

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Despite being overused in finance, the golfing analogy ‘Drive for show, putt for dough’ bears relevance in alternative investments. While the bigger, flashier managers in alternatives often garner the most media and investor attention, smaller managers have a real chance to exhibit their investment acumen through the power of a well-crafted blog

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Not a single day goes by without electric cars or autonomous vehicles on the front page of a major newspaper. The exponential growth in lithium demand is well established. However, supply dynamics of this soft silvery metal is less clear, even to analysts who cover the sector. Reputed industry research firms like SNL Metals & Mining (owned by S&P) have detailed cost curves on commodities like copper and oil, but lack such data on this niche chemical. This opens an opportunity for diligent stock picking for those able to separate the wheat from the chaff

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