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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.

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 5, 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?

Aniruddha Joshi, Hirco
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 23, 2010

Real potential in Indian construction

With huge demand for new housing in India there are plenty of opportunities for those looking to invest in real estate, writes Yuri Bender.

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 27, 2010

Location paramount to achieving returns

A region’s economic fundamentals are key when investing in property, a lesson learnt by those with exposure to the asset class who have suffered heavy losses in recent years, writes Elisa Trovato.

Richard Davis, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives September 2, 2010

Agriculture provides food for thought

A rising global population, increased wealth in the developing world and the growing biofuels industry all demand increased agricultural output, which a number of new funds are looking to target, writes Elliot Smither.

John Bennett, ManGroup
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 4, 2010

Providing a safe pair of hands

Whether targeting traditional institutional investors or private banks, hedge fund providers must be able to demonstrate high levels of transparency, liquidity and service, reports Yuri Bender.

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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