Professional Wealth Managementt

Home / Asset Allocation / Alternatives

Alternatives

Sofiane Lahmar, DPI

Burgeoning middle class fuels growth in Africa’s banking sector

There is more to Africa than natural resources. Private equity opportunities can be found within markets like Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, but companies with a regional strategy are most attractive  

Lawrence Calcano, iCapital Network

Fintech on Friday: Using online platforms to unlock alternative investments

By lowering investment thresholds, fintech start-up iCapital Network provides HNWIs access to hedge funds and private equity 

Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners

Hedge funds miss out on appetite for alternatives

Yield-starved investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes towards alternatives. Hedge funds are benefitting from this trend, but have some way to go to convince a sceptical audience of their worth 

Emmanuel Lumineau, Brickvest

Crowdfunding comes to the property sector

The BrickVest platform is one of the first to use technology to democratise the real estate market, opening up what were once institutional-only assets to a wider audience

James Mulholland, Carey Olsen

Middle Eastern and European elites seek Jersey’s protection

Jersey is becoming something of a centre for alternative investments while there are also signs of private banks returning to the island

Jeremy Beckwith, Morningstar

Currency funds struggling to deliver returns

Returns from currency funds have been disappointing of late and high fee levels are not helping

Global property funds enjoy a good year

View from Morningstar: Real estate investment trusts have proved popular while the balance between supply and demand has kept property valuations high

Dan Kemp, Morningstar

Multi-strategy hedge funds capture investors’ imagination

Investors are attracted by the possibility of getting both diversification benefits and positive returns through multi-strategy hedge funds 

Gerard Aquilina

Family offices develop a taste for private equity

Family offices’ long-term investment horizons make them ideally suited to private equity investing, but many lack the internal expertise to succeed in the asset class, creating an opportunity for third-party investment boutiques

Eduardo Gutierrez, Development Partners International

Private equity can help bring good governance to Africa

African business owners with expansion plans are increasingly realising they need to professionalise the way they operate, in order to draw capital and increase the firm’s value

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.

Watch more videos

Global Private Banking Awards 2022

PWM Digital Edition (October/November 2022)

Wealth Tech Awards 2022

Join our community