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Michelle Scrimgeour, Legal & General Investment Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 14, 2021

Asset management’s pivotal role in transition to low carbon economy

The support of the asset management industry is essential if net zero emission goals are to be reached, but success requires involvement from all levels of society

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 19, 2021

It is wise to be wary of the buyout ‘Barbarians’

Private equity was once seen as the domain of aggressive raiders, but now has a cloak of respectability with private banks recommending clients boost allocations. They should do so with their eyes wide open

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 19, 2021

Hunger for alternatives skyrockets

Low interest rates and loose monetary policy have led to increasing appetite for alternative assets among yield-hungry private clients

Zsolt Kohalmi, Pictet Alternative Advisors
From Asset Allocation / Equity August 11, 2021

Real estate bulls buy into Covid recovery

As economies gradually open up, investors have shown faith in those parts of the real estate markets which should do well in the ‘new normal’  

Cristina Alcaide, Pinebridge Investments
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 27, 2021

Private equity takes big steps towards embracing sustainability

Larger private equity firms have gone a long way towards incorporating ESG into their strategies, although the smaller players still lag behind

Nick Hutton, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Equity June 17, 2021

ETFs pass their Covid test with flying colours

Investors reacted to coronavirus-induced market turbulence by rotating assets within the ETF wrapper, while ESG products have seen multiple launches and inflows

Adam Johnson, Pictet Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity April 20, 2021

Investors look to play the generation game

Research suggests family-owned businesses tend to  carry less debt and outperform the wider equity market

Matthias Schulthess
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 12, 2021

Wealth industry adjusts to meet family clients' growing appetite for alternatives

With private equity the asset class of choice for the wealthiest clients, private banks are having to boost their internal skillsets

Nick Peters, Fidelity
From Asset Allocation / Equity March 1, 2021

Lockdowns lend weight to thematic investing approach

Thematic funds have enjoyed a successful 12 months in terms of both inflows and performance 

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From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing February 22, 2021

Global Asset Tracker: Connecting tech trends with sense and sustainability

Elisa Trovato provides analysis of the Global Asset Tracker 2021 survey, highlighting the themes on investors’ minds as we move into the “the next economic revolution”

Investment themes - including healthcare, the reviving travel industry and likely global dominance of China - are central to understanding the future content of private client portfolios, according to Nannette Hechler-Fayd'herbe, Chief investment officer, International Wealth Management, Credit Suisse

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