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Amin Rajan, Create
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 24, 2018

Fintech on Friday: Alternative investments deal with digital disruption

Downward pressure on fees and the ability to connect with new client segments are driving digitisation in the alternatives sector

Brooks Ritchey, K2 Advisors
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives January 2, 2018

Fears over public markets add to alternatives’ appeal

Investors are looking to private equity, hedge funds and real estate to both protect themselves from any stockmarket sell-off and to generate returns, while providers are responding by finding new routes into the market

Eric Syz, Banque SYZ & CO SA
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 29, 2017

Unquoted assets at forefront of renewed interest in alternatives

Wealthy clients are increasing allocations to private equity and real estate, although appetite for hedge funds remains well below its pre-crisis peak

Nicolas Campiche, Pictet Alternative Advisors
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 29, 2017

Higher interest rates to boost hedge funds but fees must be fixed

Allocations to private assets have swelled in recent years, but with the sector getting expensive, hedge funds are beginning to look more attractive

Sofiane Lahmar, DPI
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 24, 2017

Burgeoning middle class fuels growth in Africa’s banking sector

There is more to Africa than natural resources. Private equity opportunities can be found within markets like Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, but companies with a regional strategy are most attractive  

Lawrence Calcano, iCapital Network
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives March 3, 2017

Fintech on Friday: Using online platforms to unlock alternative investments

By lowering investment thresholds, fintech start-up iCapital Network provides HNWIs access to hedge funds and private equity 

Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 20, 2016

Hedge funds miss out on appetite for alternatives

Yield-starved investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes towards alternatives. Hedge funds are benefitting from this trend, but have some way to go to convince a sceptical audience of their worth 

Emmanuel Lumineau, Brickvest
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 2, 2016

Crowdfunding comes to the property sector

The BrickVest platform is one of the first to use technology to democratise the real estate market, opening up what were once institutional-only assets to a wider audience

James Mulholland, Carey Olsen
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 22, 2016

Middle Eastern and European elites seek Jersey’s protection

Jersey is becoming something of a centre for alternative investments while there are also signs of private banks returning to the island

Jeremy Beckwith, Morningstar
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 24, 2016

Currency funds struggling to deliver returns

Returns from currency funds have been disappointing of late and high fee levels are not helping

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