About Us

Alternatives Watch is a daily news platform that covers the rapidly evolving world of alternative investments geared toward institutional investors. We cover investor mandate activity as well as manager news across private markets including hedge fund, private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real estate. With thousands of investment strategies to choose from with billions of dollars up for grabs, our aim is to give the most accurate and timely snapshot of the most innovative and entrepreneurial segment of asset management.

Susan Barreto, Editor

Susan Barreto is an award-winning journalist who has worked for a number of global financial publications including Pensions & Investments, HFM Week, Absolute Return, InvestHedge and Lipper HedgeWorld. Much of her career has been covering the global finance industry with an institutional investment focus covering pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices for more than two decades. She has covered hedge fund strategies most recently as Editor-at-Large for HFM Global.

Ann C. Logue, Contributor

Ann Logue is a writer specializing in business and finance. Her most recent book is “The Complete Idiot’s Guide: Options Trading” (Alpha 2016). She lives in Chicago.

Mark Fortune, Contributor

Mark Fortune has more than 30 years of experience as a financial writer and editor, with a focus on institutional investment management. His wide-ranging background includes managing editorial teams and directing editorial operations of mid-sized publishing groups, leveraging print, online, digital, and social media, and programming and promoting conferences, workshops and roundtables. He has worked in various editorial roles at organizations that include Institutional Investor, Pageant Media, Markets Group and, most recently, at New York investment management firm Cohen & Steers.

Nancy Valiakis, Contributor

Nancy Vailakis is a 16 year veteran of the alternative asset management industry, having held prior investor relations roles at Cerberus Capital Management and BlueMountain Capital Management. Vailakis holds an MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Christopher Faille, Contributor

Christopher Faille has written on a variety of legal, regulatory, and financial issues for decades. He is the author of “The Decline and Fall of the Supreme Court” (1995), for example, and the coauthor, with David O’Connor, of “Basic Economic Principles” (2000). He was an early reporter with Lipper HedgeWorld and has contributed to Forbes and to the Hedge Fund Law Report.

Jennifer Bazaca, Contributor

Jennifer Banzaca has been a reporter and editor covering the hedge fund industry for 14 years, most recently focusing on legal and compliance issues..

Sergio Barreto, Managing Editor

Sergio Barreto has over 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and digital content specialist. He manages the AW website, email newsletters, surveys and most of the AW social media presence. He also handles photo editing, copy editing and occasional reporting on tech and biotech investing.
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