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Alternative Quarterly Commentary – Q3 2023

Alternative Trust Update: The goals of the Alternative Trust are to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns using private investment opportunities so investors can reduce their dependence on public market investments. During the third quarter of 2023 the trust was higher by approximately 1.4%. Returns from private real estate and hedge funds were higher during the quarter, and strong enough to offset mixed results in private equity. During the quarter, the trust realized two notable exit transactions and made a small number of carefully thought-out new investments. The trust also experienced a more familiar pace of general transaction activity on the part of its investments, with capital being harvested from older vintage partnerships and called to newer vintage deals earlier in their investment periods which we view as positive. September also marks the trust’s final month as a “child” and of its transition to teenagerhood in October.

By |October 30th, 2023|

The Q3 Commentary 2023

Lead times, lag times, good times, bad times… In Comparison of Experienced and Novice Drivers’ Visual and Driving Behaviors during Warned or Unwarned Near–Forward Collisions, researchers: Jordan Navarro, Emmanuelle Raynaud Marie, Claude-Ouimet and Damien Schnebelen used forward collision warning system (FCWS) data to elucidate the difference between braking reaction times in experienced drivers and inexperienced drivers. In this classic example of what artificial intelligence and real intelligence can do when androids and humans join forces, the researchers provided an analogue to show inexperienced drivers substantially lag their seasoned counterparts when it came to stopping a car safely.

By |October 19th, 2023|

With these commentaries, we plan to communicate with you every month about our thoughts on the markets, some snapshots of metrics, a section on behavioural investing and finally an update on MacNicol & Associates Asset Management (MAAM). We hope you enjoy this information, as it allows you to better understand what we see going on in the marketplace.

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