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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

Philip Hoffman, The Fine Art Group
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2013

Buying art for investment’s sake

Fine art is a huge business and as an asset class can provide something of a safe haven, but it is not an area in which many private banks are currently able to offer advice to clients

Lionel Paquin, Lyxor
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives January 31, 2013

Investors urged to act in times of distress

Wealth managers now have enough faith in the global economy to recommend buying up distressed assets, but any moves into the asset class must be considered long-term

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 3, 2012

Worries over high gold prices start to bubble up

Wealthy investors have been attracted to commodities, and gold in particular, but with the future of the global economy uncertain, these holdings may not turn out to be the safe havens they were hoping for

Kenneth Heinz, Hedge Fund Research
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 30, 2012

Wealth managers warming to sustainable energy funds

Investments into renewable energy are on the rise, and funds tracking the sector are seing inflows, but the theme is better suited to those investors with a long-term horizon

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 30, 2012

Why alternatives might hold the key to income

The wide range of categories covered by alternative investments, many of them with low correlations to equity and bond markets, could offer stable income streams to investors, but fundamental research is essential before picking funds

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 29, 2012

Team and track record paramount in private equity

Private equity may have fallen out of favour in recent times, but investors with medium-term horizons can find attractive returns in the asset class, as long as they select managers with proven experience

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 29, 2012

Financial crisis catalyst for change in asset allocation

Rather than dealing in asset classes, investors should be thinking in terms of categories of risk to protect their portfolios

Ken Heinz, Hedge Fund Review
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 31, 2012

Institutions step in as high net worth individuals shun black-box strategies

With the 2008 crisis fresh in their minds, high net worth individuals remain wary of hedge funds, but institutional investors are taking their place and the industry continues to see fresh launches

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 3, 2012

Real estate a comfortable fit

Wealthy individuals tend to make confident property investors, but they still value solid advice which can help them maximise returns

Historically, German real estate has seen overheated markets and over-supply, but we are far from such scenarios today, according to Consus, a firm keen to manage costs and embrace latest construction technologies.

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