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Sofiane Lahmar, DPI
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 24, 2017

Burgeoning middle class fuels growth in Africa’s banking sector

There is more to Africa than natural resources. Private equity opportunities can be found within markets like Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, but companies with a regional strategy are most attractive  

Lawrence Calcano, iCapital Network
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives March 3, 2017

Fintech on Friday: Using online platforms to unlock alternative investments

By lowering investment thresholds, fintech start-up iCapital Network provides HNWIs access to hedge funds and private equity 

Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 20, 2016

Hedge funds miss out on appetite for alternatives

Yield-starved investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes towards alternatives. Hedge funds are benefitting from this trend, but have some way to go to convince a sceptical audience of their worth 

Emmanuel Lumineau, Brickvest
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 2, 2016

Crowdfunding comes to the property sector

The BrickVest platform is one of the first to use technology to democratise the real estate market, opening up what were once institutional-only assets to a wider audience

James Mulholland, Carey Olsen
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 22, 2016

Middle Eastern and European elites seek Jersey’s protection

Jersey is becoming something of a centre for alternative investments while there are also signs of private banks returning to the island

Jeremy Beckwith, Morningstar
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 24, 2016

Currency funds struggling to deliver returns

Returns from currency funds have been disappointing of late and high fee levels are not helping

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 14, 2015

Global property funds enjoy a good year

View from Morningstar: Real estate investment trusts have proved popular while the balance between supply and demand has kept property valuations high

Dan Kemp, Morningstar
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 9, 2015

Multi-strategy hedge funds capture investors’ imagination

Investors are attracted by the possibility of getting both diversification benefits and positive returns through multi-strategy hedge funds 

Gerard Aquilina
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives November 19, 2015

Family offices develop a taste for private equity

Family offices’ long-term investment horizons make them ideally suited to private equity investing, but many lack the internal expertise to succeed in the asset class, creating an opportunity for third-party investment boutiques

Eduardo Gutierrez, Development Partners International
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 29, 2015

Private equity can help bring good governance to Africa

African business owners with expansion plans are increasingly realising they need to professionalise the way they operate, in order to draw capital and increase the firm’s value

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