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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

Eric Syz, Banque SYZ & CO SA
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 29, 2017

Unquoted assets at forefront of renewed interest in alternatives

Wealthy clients are increasing allocations to private equity and real estate, although appetite for hedge funds remains well below its pre-crisis peak

Nicolas Campiche, Pictet Alternative Advisors
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 29, 2017

Higher interest rates to boost hedge funds but fees must be fixed

Allocations to private assets have swelled in recent years, but with the sector getting expensive, hedge funds are beginning to look more attractive

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 

Historically, German real estate has seen overheated markets and over-supply, but we are far from such scenarios today, according to Consus, a firm keen to manage costs and embrace latest construction technologies.

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