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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

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 14, 2015

Global property funds enjoy a good year

View from Morningstar: Real estate investment trusts have proved popular while the balance between supply and demand has kept property valuations high

Dan Kemp, Morningstar
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 9, 2015

Multi-strategy hedge funds capture investors’ imagination

Investors are attracted by the possibility of getting both diversification benefits and positive returns through multi-strategy hedge funds 

Gerard Aquilina
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives November 19, 2015

Family offices develop a taste for private equity

Family offices’ long-term investment horizons make them ideally suited to private equity investing, but many lack the internal expertise to succeed in the asset class, creating an opportunity for third-party investment boutiques

Eduardo Gutierrez, Development Partners International
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 29, 2015

Private equity can help bring good governance to Africa

African business owners with expansion plans are increasingly realising they need to professionalise the way they operate, in order to draw capital and increase the firm’s value

Maty Ndiaye, Duet
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 22, 2015

Profits and pitfalls on private path into Africa

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and an increasing number of investors believe private equity could prove an effective way in. Yet the asset class remains niche and the risks very real

Pol Tansens, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 7, 2015

Booming property markets eye central bank actions

Real estate is providing both private and institutional investors with solutions to their hunt for yield, but some fear what will happen when the US and UK carry out their widely predicted rate rises

Farouk Saidji, Mirabaud Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 17, 2015

Assessing the operational risks of hedge fund investments

Hedge funds may be gradually opening themselves up to scrutiny but prospective investors must ensure their own rigorous due diligence process is in place before any decision to allocate capital is made

Andrew Lee, UBS
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives March 3, 2015

Equity market dispersion a favourable backdrop for long-short hedge funds

Protecting portfolios from downside risk is a key concern once again and hedge funds with long-short strategies could have a part to play

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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