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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 3, 2012

Bolder portfolios ready to re-embrace alternatives

Alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds are making their way back into balanced portfolios, but due diligence and manager selection are more important than ever

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2012

Private equity: the appeal of the real

Investors looking for returns are considering increasing private equity allocations, but need to be reminded that patience is a virtue in this field

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2012

Private credit opportunities opening up in time of distress

Distressed prices are creating interesting opportunities in private credit, but clients need to be reminded that it takes a while for these investments to bear fruit

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives November 3, 2011

Lyxor research reveals stark performance differentials

Investors are warming to alternative investments, but providing clients with ample performance data can help them decide which strategies to adopt, according to Lyxor

Gavin Ralston, Schroders
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 31, 2011

Is Ucits suitable for hedge funds?

Gavin Ralston, Chairman of EMEA & Global Head of Product at Schroders (left), and Dermot Butler, Chairman at Custom House Group, discuss whether or not Ucits funds suit hedge fund strategies

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 27, 2011

Hedge fund flexibility wins new friends

When managing a fund of hedge funds, asset allocation is certainly important, but selecting the right managers is what really drives performance

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 5, 2011

Alternatives swing back into style

The wealth management industry appears to be redefining risk, with hedge funds becoming the defensive asset of choice

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 5, 2011

Gold unlikely to lose its lustre as a safe haven

Gold prices may be extremely high, but fears over the global economy should see the commodity continue to attract nervous investors

Kwang-Meng Quek, Citi Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 29, 2011

Non-core properties offer best opportunities

As real estate becomes more global, investors must be careful how best to gain exposure, particularly when looking at non-core properties, which carry an element of risk but are attractively priced at present

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 1, 2011

Reconditioning hedge funds

The hedge fund world is changing, both in terms of the business models and products on offer and in the types of investors they are looking to attract.

Clients of private banks share a huge amount of data and family information with their financial providers, yet the service they receive seldom matches expectations. The time has come for these wealth managers to learn from other industries.

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