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Maty Ndiaye, Duet
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 22, 2015

Profits and pitfalls on private path into Africa

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and an increasing number of investors believe private equity could prove an effective way in. Yet the asset class remains niche and the risks very real

Pol Tansens, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 7, 2015

Booming property markets eye central bank actions

Real estate is providing both private and institutional investors with solutions to their hunt for yield, but some fear what will happen when the US and UK carry out their widely predicted rate rises

Farouk Saidji, Mirabaud Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 17, 2015

Assessing the operational risks of hedge fund investments

Hedge funds may be gradually opening themselves up to scrutiny but prospective investors must ensure their own rigorous due diligence process is in place before any decision to allocate capital is made

Andrew Lee, UBS
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives March 3, 2015

Equity market dispersion a favourable backdrop for long-short hedge funds

Protecting portfolios from downside risk is a key concern once again and hedge funds with long-short strategies could have a part to play

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

Nannette Hechler Fayd'herbe, chief investment officer for international wealth management and global head of economics and research at Credit Suisse, discusses the global economic outlook, trade wars and central bank policy with Elliot Smither.

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