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In this issue: ADISA in the News | 2020 Spring Webinar Series | Clarification Request | RDDF Update | Weekly News Roundup

ADISA in the News



ADISA's executive director, John Harrison, was featured earlier this week in a Q&A with the editor of The DI Wire. Harrison discusses the COVID-19 impact on alternative investments, how ADISA has adapted to the changes, program distributions, investor behavior, and if it's a good time to invest in alts.

Read the Q&A now.

ADISA Spring Webinar Series 2020


Investor Behavior, Real Estate, and the Pandemic
Tuesday, May 27, 2020 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
Presenter: Dr. Michael Seiler, College of William & Mary

Talking points:
1. How will the pandemic affect investor behavior?
2. Microeconomics on behavior and real estate.
3. Latest on real estate research regarding CARES Act

Webinar will be available for CE credit. Register Here

Missed a recent webinar? View the recordings here:

Current Economic Effects on Alternatives (use password: 9A?80=8A)

Energy Update with Mick|Law (use password 2V+8Bx.k)

Regulatory Effects and Updates (use password: 8M$%z?MI for access)

Risk Management 201 – Investing Considerations during COVID-19

ADISA & CAIA Presentation on Risk Management in Investment Strategies

All past webinars are also available for CE credit. Contact Erin Balcerzak ( for more information.

ADISA Co-Signs Letter Requesting Clarification from Federal Banking Regulators on April 7 Guidance

RegulationsADISA co-signed a letter, sent May 15, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center of Capital Markets Competitiveness to federal banking regulators that requests clarification on the April 7, 2020 guidance encouraging financial institutions to work constructively with borrowers impacted by COVID-19. Signatories request clarification that, in addition to traditional loan products, lending arrangements within the scope of the guidance in the Statement include lines of credit, structured financial products, and other extensions of credit to creditworthy borrowers. In this context, borrowers include real estate investment trusts (REITs), finance companies, and private credit funds, with outstanding extensions of credit from financial institutions used to further provide credit and financing to the market.

The letter was sent to The Honorable Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Systems; The Honorable Joseph M. Otting, Comptroller of the Office of the Currency; and The Honorable Jelena McWilliams, Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Signatories included:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
CRE Finance Council
Mortgage Bankers Association
Institute for Portfolio Alternatives
ADISA (Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association)
International Council of Shopping Centers
The Real Estate Roundtable
National Association of REALTORS®
Institute of Real Estate Management
CCIM Institute
Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

You can read the letter in its entirety here.

Update on the 2020 AI Research & Due Diligence Forum

Due to current events related to COVID-19, ADISA's AI Research & Due Diligence Forum, scheduled for July 2020, has been cancelled.

The Weekly News Roundup

Number-01 The DI Wire - The DI Wire Q&A with John Harrison, Executive Director of ADISA

Article excerpt: Much like the publicly traded sector, the alternative investment space has responded during this uncertain time with the goals of protecting investor capital and fortifying balance sheets. 

Number-02 InvestmentNews - Finra Extends Postponement of In-person Arbitration Hearings Through July 31

Article excerpt: The suspension is now in place through July 31, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. said in an update on its website. The organization is halting in-person hearings due to public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic


ThinkAdvisor - DOL Finalizes Electronic Disclosure Rule

Article excerpt: The Labor Department released Thursday its final rule allowing electronic disclosures of retirement information online or via email.