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Technology as the Key to Empowering Alternative Asset Investors

Over the past three years, Maria Rutledge has led a team of 30 developers, analysts, and data architects in building the infrastructure that powers our unique liquidity solutions and overall client experience. In her new role as Chief Technology Officer, Maria is shaping the future of how we can equip and empower our clients to take control of their alternative investments through technology-enabled solutions.

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Fiduciary and Regulatory Framework Innovations Shaping the Future of the Secondaries Market

BEN PERSPECTIVES SERIES
As Ben’s President and Chief Fiduciary Officer, Derek Fletcher discusses how his team has established a framework that is underpinned by rigorous fiduciary principles, but still flexible enough to bring new, innovative solutions to market for our customers. In a recent interview, he shares his perspective on Ben’s accomplishments thus far and his vision for what’s next.

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Realizing the Need for Early Liquidity of Alternative Assets

TAPPING THE LIQUIDITY LOCKED IN ALTERNATIVE ASSETS | PART 1
In a series of five installments from the white paper, “Tapping the Liquidity Locked in Alternative Assets,” Ben Founder and CEO Brad Heppner discusses how high net worth individuals and small-to-mid-sized institutions can potentially tap liquidity for their alternative investment at any time – at or near Net Asset Value – with the same flexibility as large institutional investors.

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The Lock-up Period of the Typical Alternative Asset Explained

TAPPING THE LIQUIDITY LOCKED IN ALTERNATIVE ASSETS | PART 2
Understanding the “J-curve.” Our second white paper installment discusses why alternative assets have such a long lock-up – and how an understanding of a typical private equity fund’s return stream can potentially help you earn at or near net asset value.

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Behind the Curtain of Ben’s Proprietary Alternative Asset Portfolio Management Tool

MAXIMIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVATE MARKETS
In order to fully harvest the value of private markets Ben believes strategic asset allocation and active portfolio management are crucial. At Ben, we call this proprietary framework Total Portfolio Management (TPM) in Ben’s new Private Markets report.

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5-Year Outlook: Macroeconomic Considerations & Market Impacts

MAXIMIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVATE MARKETS
Trends in broad policy decisions and macroeconomics along with the impacts on the markets continue to provide vital context to investors’ allocation decisions. Ben partnered with Oxford Economics to bring you these 4 Macroeconomic Considerations and 3 Market Impacts discussed here as well as in Ben’s new Private Markets report (available inside).

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The Case for Rebalancing Private Portfolios and Secondary Market Liquidity

MAXIMIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVATE MARKETS
Read this report to gain a deeper insight into private market portfolio allocation strategies; a 5-year outlook on macroeconomic considerations and market impacts; how Ben’s TPM works with robust discussion on two forecast illustrations; and explore the story behind the growing demand for secondary market liquidity.

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The Growing Demand for Secondary Market Liquidity from Alternative Asset Investments

MAXIMIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVATE MARKETS
Explore the facts and figures that comprise the marketplace need for the growing demand for secondary market liquidity from alternative assets. From here, you may also gain access to Ben’s Private Markets report which includes a more thorough analysis of portfolio construction methodology and the resulting essentiality for liquidity in the marketplace.

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2021 Private Markets Illustrations: Baseline and Bear Forecasts

MAXIMIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVATE MARKETS
Join Ben’s Risk Management Team as they utilize TPM, Ben’s proprietary asset allocation tool, to illustrate two forecasts for private market portfolio construction. This preview to the forecasts includes key findings and access to our Private Markets report. The report includes a deeper discussion and analysis of the mechanics of TPM and forecast methodology.

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Video Library: A Discussion of the State of the Alternatives Market

MAXIMIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVATE MARKETS
A discussion of the state of the alternatives market with Oxford Economics’ Global Chief Economist Innes McFee and Ben’s Chief Risk Officer Yuri Mushkin. This timely discussion covers a range of issues that are top-of-mind for investors, from the impact of COVID-19 to potential risk factors on the horizon.

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