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All-Star Tributes To Jerry Garcia & Dr. John To Be Released On CD/DVD

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first_imgLast year marked the beginning of a new and exciting tradition, as all-star tribute concerts popped up across the country for a number of beloved artists. Put on by the group Blackbird Presents, tributes to Jerry Garcia, Dr. John and Emmylou Harris captured the imaginations of musicians everywhere, and entranced fans with creative interpretations of legendary songs.Today we’ve learned that all three of those tributes will be released on CD and DVD, though the dates of these releases have yet to be revealed. The Dear Jerry tribute was easily one of the most exciting evenings of music, with all four surviving members of the Grateful Dead on hand, as well as performances from Widespread Panic, moe., Bruce Hornsby, Grace Potter, Jimmy Cliff, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Railroad Earth, The Disco Biscuits and more. For more about the releases, head to Blackbird’s website. You can also relive “Dear Jerry” through Erik Kabik’s photo gallery below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Investors to double down on private equity, cut hedge funds

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first_imgWhile three-quarters of respondents said they expected double-digit annual returns from private equity, investors expect broader investment portfolios to struggle.“One-third of LPs working for public pension plans and insurance companies,” Coller Capital said, “believe their organisations will miss their overall investment target returns in the next 3-5 years, unless there are significant changes in their economic environment or operating models.”A so-called ‘hard Brexit’, involving “significant restrictions” to the UK’s access to the European single market, was chief among investors’ concerns.Two-thirds of investors said this would have a negative impact on the European Union, while three-quarters said it would damage the UK.More than one-third (37%) said returns from European private equity holdings would suffer.Coller Capital also reported growing interest in private equity real estate and infrastructure investments, while 40% of respondents said they were planning to increase internal resources to focus on direct private equity and co-investments.Hedge fund allocations are likely to suffer as portfolios of unlisted assets grow, Coller also found.Nearly 40% of LPs said they would “reduce or stop hedge fund investing in the next 3-5 years”, and one-quarter will begin this process in the next 12 months. Private equity investors expect annual returns of 11% or more from the asset class over the next five years, according to a survey by Coller Capital.Almost half of the 110 limited partners (LPs) questioned plan to grow their target allocations in the next 12 months, Coller reported.Jeremy Coller, CIO at Coller Capital, said: “Faced with ever-growing liabilities, high levels of volatility and a low-return world, many insurers and pension plans are finding it hard to make ends meet.“They do have one great advantage, however – long-term investment horizons. Making full use of the illiquidity premium offered by alternative investments is one good way of closing the gap.”last_img read more