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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

Charlotte Thorne, CapGen
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 28, 2013

Individuals seek access to the private equity club

Frustrated by lacklustre and volatile returns in more traditional asset classes, wealthy investors are eyeing private equity. But the barriers to entry remain high

Marc Saluzzi, Alfi
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 2, 2013

AIFMD to add an alternative string to Luxembourg’s bow

Alfi chairman Marc Saluzzi discusses the state of the fund industry and what the AIFMD directive will mean for marketing alternatives across borders

Rhian Horgan, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 2, 2013

Sky-high prices for prime property widen horizons

Demand for prime property has driven up prices in gateway cities. Investors have responded by looking at secondary properties in these markets, while also considering less glamorous locations

Marc Ciancimino KKR Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2013

Borrowers go private in hunt for credit

With banks in Europe shrinking their balance sheets, borrowers will have to look elsewhere for credit, opening up opportunities for private credit providers

A combination of demographic, economic, geopolitical and business trends have aligned to highlight German real estate as a persuasive investment story.

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