The culture code: SFA Partners CEO Clive Slovin has committed his organization to two core commitments — a platform rich in alternatives and an immutable company culture

We are honored to present an article written by Real Assets Adviser about Clive Slovin, why he decided to start SFA, and the importance of a strong company culture. At SFA Partners, our value is empowering the independent. When Clive started SFA 16 years ago he noticed that the independent advisor was vastly underserved. While…

Why Many Firms Are Ill-Equipped to Handle Alternative Investments

By Clive Slovin   In the coming months and years, it’s likely that alternative investments will begin to play a more prominent role in client portfolios. Though interest rates are on the rise, they remain relatively low. So, even as traditional fixed-income vehicles may become a bit more attractive going forward, investors will likely still…

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to alternative investments

By Clive Slovin, President & CEO, SFA Partners In recent years, retail alternative investment products, along with the companies that package them, have come under siege from regulators, investors, the press and even some advisers. None of this is a secret, and, quite frankly, some of the criticism has been well-deserved, as we’ve seen offerings…