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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 26, 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 4, 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 4, 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 28, 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 May 31, 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.

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 4, 2011

Allowing investors a smaller bite of the private equity apple

Private equity allows investors the chance to get at opportunities not available through public markets and funds of funds can provide a more affordable way in

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives March 3, 2011

Concerns drive search for alternative access

With worries over inflation and unrest in the Arab world, fund selectors are looking to move away from the big emerging market funds and towards other ways of accessing developing countries’ growth. Elisa Trovato reports

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 3, 2011

New launches signal a revival of fortunes

Investors are returning to hedge funds, with both Ucits III regulated funds and managed accounts attracting inflows, but the consolidation of the market into fewer hands is continuing

Laurent Reiss, UBP
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 2, 2010

The trade-off between higher returns and greater liquidity

The growing number of funds of hedge funds on Ucits platforms is in response to calls for greater transparency, liquidity and regulation, but their performance may disappoint some investors, writes Elisa Trovato.

Andreas König, Pioneer Investments
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 2, 2010

Putting the currency wars in perspective

The strength of currencies has become a source of tension between some of the world’s biggest economies, especially the US and China, writes Elliot Smither. But how worried should private investors be?

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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