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Maty Ndiaye, Duet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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