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Interest Rates Rising – How to be Positioned in Alternatives 

An interview with Rick Cortez on Interest Rates Rising

With the next Fed rate hike right around the corner we think it’s important to look back in history at the markets reactions. Please read our white paper on “Federal Reserve Rate Hikes- A Historical Perspective” and listen to Rick L. Cortez, Co-CEO answer how he thinks investors can set themselves up for success before for the next Fed rate hike.


Posted by Broadmark Asset Management Monday, June 22, 2015 3:49:00 PM

Federal Reserve Rate Hikes - Historical Perspective 

After a long period of monetary ease, the first increase in interest rates has typically resulted in greater volatility in both the stock and bond markets. A look back at historical capital markets cycles indicates that we have seen market reactions in the range of a 10% to 35% drop in stock prices directly following the first increase in rates. We have no reason to believe that this time will be different. Read more.

Posted by Broadmark Asset Management Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Salient Partners To Acquire Forward Management 

Salient Partners L.P. (“Salient”) announced its proposal to acquire Forward Management, LLC (“Forward”), an independent, privately-held asset management firm based in San Francisco, California, and investment advisor to the Forward Funds. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined firm will manage and advise over $27 billion in assets. 

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Posted by Broadmark Asset Management Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:58:00 PM

Salient Partners Expands Liquid Alternatives Platform 

Salient teams with Broadmark Asset Management to offer Salient Broadmark Tactical Plus Fund.

“We believe that the Salient Broadmark Tactical Plus Fund offers a different approach to long/short equity investing; one that many financial advisors and their clients are seeking at this point in the market cycle,” said Jeremy Radcliffe, President of Salient Partners. “As we continue to expand our suite of innovative liquid alternative funds, we look forward to working with Broadmark to provide investors a process-driven, defensively-managed, tactical fund.”

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Posted by Broadmark Asset Management Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:48:00 PM

Upside/Downside Capture Ratios for Tactical Managers 

Broadmark Asset Management Co-CEO, Ricardo L. Cortez, reviews the traditional upside/downside capture ratio and depicts why this is not an appropriate statistic for all tactical managers. Read his analysis here


Posted by Broadmark Asset Management Monday, January 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM