Bob Rice on separating beta from alpha [VIDEO]

Bob Rice on separating beta from alpha [VIDEO]

In this video interview with Opalesque TV Bob Rice, Alternatives Editor at Bloomberg and Managing Director of Tangent Capital Partners, discusses alternative investment strategy and doesn’t shy away from strong thoughts on delicate industry issues.

He speaks about separating beta from alpha and discusses a logical fee structure that has been absent the alternative landscape for the most part. He addresses Harry Markwoitz and Modern Portfolio Theory head on by taking apart core precepts, then outlines a framework for a family office or institution to invest in alternatives.

Mr. Rice’s book “The Alternative Answer” ( and this interview are both provocative for those with deep knowledge of the alternative investing universe as well as those professionals only lightly familiar with the topic.

Bob Rice is Bloomberg TV’s Alternative Investments Editor, the managing partner at Tangent Capital, and a board member of investment advisors with more than $2 billion under management. The positions he has held throughout his multifaceted career have spanned many domains: Wall Street law firm partner; public company CEO; trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice; and technology entrepreneur.