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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

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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 

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