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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

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2014

Time for alternative investments to play their part

Private investors continue to sit on piles of cash, but it is up to bankers to educate them about the need for efficient allocations

Timothy Bell, UBS Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 13, 2014

AIFMD opens hedge fund universe to wider audience

AIFMD should entice a large number of new investors into hedge funds, but will the high entry costs of complying with the new directive mean only larger fund providers will be able to offer these new vehicles?

Dina de Angelo, Pictet Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 6, 2014

Economic recovery boosts hedge fund appeal

A normalising economy and a supportive regulatory framework is expected to entice growing numbers of wealth mangers back into hedge funds, although it is likely to be a gradual process

Aditya Monappa, Standard Chartered Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 22, 2013

Gold still has role to play despite losing its lustre

Allocations to gold have fallen this year in line with its price and although the precious metal continues to hold strategic benefits for portfolios, investors should also consider other commodities

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 28, 2013

Hedge fund assets flow towards biggest players

Hedge fund assets appear to be consolidating around the biggest funds, but is this good for investors and what does the future hold for smaller players?

David Bailin, Citi Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 28, 2013

Hedge funds back on the menu for private clients

Private investors are once again turning to hedge funds to access the bond and equity markets, although regulated vehicles are now top of their wishlists

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