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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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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 

Christophe Donay, Pictet

Investors ready to stomach illiquidity in search for returns

Low yields from fixed income and an ageing bull market are pushing investors into alternative asset classes such as private equity and hedge funds

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Private Banking Awards 2022 Highlights

More than 120 banks from 50 countries around the world entered this year’s annual global private banking awards. 19 of those entrants have won more than one award. Of these, six institutions - including Citi Private Bank, BTG Pactual, Erste Private Banking, HSBC Private Banking, Northern Trust, Itaú Private Bank – gained the top position in three categories each. Video highlights from the 2022 Global Private Banking Awards.

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