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Andrew Lee, UBS
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 25, 2015

Emergence of divergence renews lure of hedge funds

As central banks begin to follow different paths and with volatility returning to equity markets, many see hedge funds as providing useful diversification in client portfolios

Angelia Chin, BNPP Investment Partners
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 1, 2014

Islamic finance edges towards the mainstream

Islamic finance is no longer just for Muslims and private investors are increasingly drawn to the diversification benefits and real assets these products target

Bertrand Gacon, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 15, 2014

Demand for social impact bonds on the up

As investors warm to social impact bonds, private banks have a number of new vehicles in the pipeline

Christina Alfonso, Madeira Global
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 12, 2014

Impact investing: making a difference while turning a profit

Impact investing seeks to create both social and environmental change alongside a financial return, but can these two ever go hand in hand or is this just philanthropy by another name?

Didier Duret, ABN Amro Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 18, 2014

Building property into private client portfolios

Many private banks are increasing client allocations to real estate, and some of the best bargains can be found in Europe

Simon Jennings, HSBC
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 24, 2014

Clear paths emerge for private investors venturing into private equity

Private equity can offer substantial, and stable, returns to those individuals who can stomach the illiquidity, and there are more ways in than ever before

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 9, 2014

Hedge funds pressed into new role

The perception of hedge funds, once seen as the exciting but risky rock stars of investment management, is changing, with these vehicles now perceived as offering a more dependable route to increasing portfolio returns

Jan Willem Vis, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 7, 2014

Real estate rebounds as recovery takes hold

Real estate has been attracting those hungry for returns, but with the economic recovery beginning to look more secure, investors are considering moving from prime to secondary properties

Markus Pimpl, Partners Group
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 13, 2014

Low yields drive hunger for infrastructure

The global demand for infrastructure is huge but there is a perceived scarcity of vehicles suitable for private investors, while capital tends to be locked up for long periods

Fan Jiang, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives March 10, 2014

Clear benefits tempt private investors back to hedge funds

Hedge funds can play an important role in preserving and growing capital, but despite huge interest from institutional investors, the events of 2008 still loom large in private clients’ memories

Clients of private banks share a huge amount of data and family information with their financial providers, yet the service they receive seldom matches expectations. The time has come for these wealth managers to learn from other industries.

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