AW Top 10 for August: Reflecting on a rapidly growing investment market

In looking at our most read stories over the last month, it is clear that the alternative investment narrative is one of personalities, key equity market moves and how firms are revamping their business practices due to COVID.

This past month, we interviewed legendary CTA trader Salem Abraham about his new aims and New York real estate veteran Blair Smith about what it takes to see real change when it comes to true diversity in the marketplace. We also heard from a former fund of hedge fund veteran, Allan Brik, about the quandary of emerging managers in getting backing from large allocators.

Of course, virtual due diligence via popular platforms such as Zoom is having a profound effect on investor best practices in operational due diligence and how investors and managers meet one another via online events.

The alternative investment industry of course too is being reshaped despite COVID-19 and a robust stock market overshadowing a murky set of macro-economic circumstances. GCM Grosvenor is set to go public, large private equity firms are backing big name technology and healthcare brands and yes institutional investors are even issuing RFPs again.

Yet before we turn the page and autumn is upon us, take some time to revisit the most read stories of the last month. In ascending order, they are:

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