Articles tagged "ICapital"
Lawrence Calcano, flush with $440-million of PE cash, boosts spending, after iCapital adds $37 billion of non-correlated assets in nine months
The New York City-based CEO of the alts supermarket ordered a hiring spree of computer engineers after financial engineering slows and organic growth starts to kick in.
January 16, 2023 at 6:53 AM
Addepar founder Joe Lonsdale's second alts tech startup for RIAs, Opto Investments, leaves 'stealth' mode with $145 million raise and the chutzpah to take on iCapital and CAIS
Opto comes late to the alts game, but at a $475-million valuation, VC backers are seeing founders' vision of a way-upmarket niche
September 23, 2022 at 2:38 AM
Fresh off a $440 million raise, iCapital CEO Lawrence Calcano is ready to dream the impossible--to unite the alts industry in order to dominate it-- despite doubters who say it's a proven exercise in futility
Venture anchored by BlackRock, Blackstone, KKR, Apollo and the Carlyle Group may realize a dominant role by releasing a lingua franca to eradicate data protocol fragmentation.
April 22, 2022 at 2:10 AM
Grayscale shreds the hype about Bitcoin's power to 'democratize' finance by showing that RIAs really want a dominant Wall Street middleman and are willing to pay hedge-fund-like fees for 'transparency' and an SEC-approved wrapper
The New York City manager landed Schwab, Wealthfront and now the UHNW alts platform, iCapital, to provide a crypto asset that incites exuberant hopes, crippling fears and little between.
September 28, 2021 at 9:50 PM
iCapital raises heart-stopping $440 million at $4-billion valuation, after signing big deals to become the alts engine of Envestnet and Allfunds
The 2013-founded, New York City-based alternatives investments company has positive cash flow, high growth and the growing support of more giants and RIAs
July 28, 2021 at 2:25 AM
No sooner does Lawrence Calcano raise $146 million than he buys rival Artivest -- then Wells Fargo alts service -- capping iCapital's 500%-plus run on alternatives 'platform' to $58 billion -- with almost every wolf on Wall Street chipping in
The iCapital CEO, who started 2019 at a humble $8 billion of AUA, now adds Artivest's $4 billion and its sweet technology to rolled up clientele with funding from BlackRock, Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley among others. A month later, iCapital brings in $3 billion more with purchase of Wells Fargo alts platform, and the storied bank became an iCapital investor.
May 21, 2020 at 2:20 AM
With IPO clock at 10-years and ticking, Personal Capital makes two big, out-of-character moves to go upmarket and downmarket
With $9 billion in assets, the Redwood City-based national RIA hired the ex-Virgin America CMO Porter Gale to make one brand investors associates with both the freebie tools and the full-priced financial advice its advisors provide mostly from call centers
March 22, 2019 at 7:55 PM
Now come the robo-alts firms -- a full flock of 'em as unwavering as the robo-advisors
ALTS, DarcMatter, Crystal Capital Partners, Aequitas Capital, CAIS, iCapital, HedgeCoVest are out to create a market -- not quite as dirt cheaply as classic robo-advisors