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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 29, 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 28, 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 28, 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 30, 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 2, 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

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 2, 2012

Solid yields compensate for real estate wobbles

Capital values in commercial property have fallen, but yields remain high and prime locations continue to attract investors

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 2, 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

Investors in emerging markets are beginning to see Ukraine as an interesting macro-economic story, says ICU Founding Partner Makar Paseniuk; while the firm’s Head of Venture and Tech Investments discusses start-up potential.

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