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Alternative finance becoming more mainstream
Former BMO managers to run fund
Geoffrey C. Hsu, partner of OrbiMed and manager of the BiotechGrowth trust, assesses the key drivers for the sector in 2016 and beyond.
Alternative assets have dominated investment trust fundraising in 2015. A significant portion of the record net £3.9bn raised since the start of the year to 14 September was allocated to higher-yielding vehicles in areas including specialist debt and...
Large projects continue in a 'vibrant' market
Launched new $150m fund
Caspar Rock, manager of the Architas Diversified Real Assets fund, tells Investment Week how even amid a volatile backdrop, real asset funds can still deliver yield and suffer far less than equities
Tony Dalwood, CEO of Gresham House, explains how the search for ‘new’ alternative asset classes has seen investors turn to a hybrid approach uniting private strategies and public markets
Pimco’s real-return manager, Bransby Whitton, takes a closer look at the advantages of holding commodities in portfolios despite the asset class’s recent slump.
The number of investors allocating to ‘new’ alternatives such as infrastructure and private debt is on the rise, according to the Preqin Global Alternatives Report.
Victoria Hasler, head of research at Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research, looks at three absolute return funds she believes are offering true diversification during periods of global volatility.
Fund managers reveal to Investment Week the tailwinds behind their favourite alternative investments.
Smart beta strategies gain traction
Largest VCT in UK
Fund to offer diversification benefits
Firm responds to growing smart beta demand
Legg Mason has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Australian global listed infrastructure business RARE Infrastructure for a total consideration of up to £94m.
Thomas Miller Investment has launched a Diversified Assets fund in a bid to offer uncorrelated returns to investors.
Dexion Capital has been acquired by Australian boutique fund manager Fidante Partners for £19.6m.
Pieter Busscher, portfolio manager of the RobecoSAM Smart Materials fund, looks at the manufacturing and technological innovations – from robots to 3D printers – which will continue to push production ahead, despite the significant decline of raw...
Clive Burstow, manager of the Baring Global Mining fund, explains how a multi-year supply/demand imbalance is creating value opportunities for investors in precious metals
David Coombs, head of multi-asset investments at Rathbone Unit Trust Management, says the hunt for alpha must turn to alternatives as the beta run draws to a close
Aberdeen Asset Management is to acquire FLAG Capital Management in a bid to strengthen its alternatives platform and US offering.