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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 25, 2020

Global Asset Tracker: Low yield world sparks new roles for debt and alternatives

Concerns about whether bonds still provide protection against falling equities has prompted banks to look elsewhere for diversification

Simon Redman, Invesco
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 17, 2019

Private clients in pole position to capture illiquidity premium

High net worth investors, with their long-term time horizons, appear a great fit for alternative investments, but picking the right partners is vital

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 22, 2019

Private View Blog: Is private equity all it is cracked up to be?

Although many private banks are forecasting strong returns from private equity over the next few years, some believe the asset class could be in for a rough ride

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 21, 2019

Putting some passion into portfolios

Investment grade collectibles offer not only the joy of ownership but diversified returns and a hedge against inflation. Yet with markets like fine art opaque and illiquid, access to advice is essential 

Christophe Donay, Pictet
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 21, 2019

Investors ready to stomach illiquidity in search for returns

Low yields from fixed income and an ageing bull market are pushing investors into alternative asset classes such as private equity and hedge funds

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 25, 2019

Building German real estate into client portfolios

With real estate an increasingly attractive asset class for a wide range of investors, changing living patterns, a rising population and the impact of Brexit all help the German market stand out

Lee Wong, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 17, 2018

ESG and private equity dominate Far Eastern family forum debate

Family offices across Asia are building networks of like-minded individuals in order to swap ideas and find investment partners   

Fahad Kamal, Kleinwort Hambros
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 17, 2018

Promise of a smoother ride boosts interest in alternatives

Alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds promise returns that are uncorrelated to increasingly turbulent public markets. Should those who can gain access be boosting allocations?

Amin Rajan, Create
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 24, 2018

Fintech on Friday: Alternative investments deal with digital disruption

Downward pressure on fees and the ability to connect with new client segments are driving digitisation in the alternatives sector

Brooks Ritchey, K2 Advisors
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives January 2, 2018

Fears over public markets add to alternatives’ appeal

Investors are looking to private equity, hedge funds and real estate to both protect themselves from any stockmarket sell-off and to generate returns, while providers are responding by finding new routes into the market

Extremely low yields have forced investors to move up the risk curve, with assets flowing into emerging market debt and high yield bonds, but what are the prospects for these fixed income segments and what are the main risks?

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