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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 / Alternatives 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

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

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 26, 2020

Asian elites shun equities for real estate and their own endeavours

Asian entrepreneurs are cutting back on public markets in favour of alternatives and investing in their own businesses, but are they underestimating the risks?

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 20, 2020

Private asset nirvana clouded by recent hedge fund history

Leading private banks are scrambling to boost their private equity operations, claiming the hard-to-reach asset class will give clients the returns they need, and bring in healthy fees to boot. But haven’t we seen this all before, back when structured products and hedge funds were all the rage?

Guy Barnard, Janus Henderson
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 17, 2020

Existing real estate trends accentuated by Covid-19 pandemic

While sectors like hospitality, retail and offices have been hit hard by the pandemic, others, such as logistics, are thriving. How should investors be responding to this upheaval?

Manish Kashyap, CBRE
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 5, 2020

Coronavirus unlikely to spell end of the office

Working from home may have become the norm during the pandemic, but its is doubtful companies will drastically cut back on their property portfolios, though a focus on sustainability and employee wellness is likely to increase

Mark Syz, Banque Syz
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 21, 2020

Investors expect pandemic to create vintage private equity opportunities

Private banks, who were already promoting private equity before Covid-19 hit, now see even more opportunities in the sector as a result of depressed company valuations

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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