During the first quarter of 2012, allocations to gold dropped by almost half to 10%, in favour of more risky assets, according to the semi-annual ‘Scorpio Partnership LPEQ High Net-Worth Asset Allocator’ survey, conducted on senior investment professionals from private banks, asset managers and family offices.
More than ever, as uncertainty and volatility continue, there is demand for independent advice and innovative products. Victoria Private Investment Office discusses how the team will meet client needs
Research by Momentum Global Investment Management in conjunction with Scorpio Partnership has concluded that regardless of where managers stand on the active vs. passive debate, it is asset allocation that should remain the key consideration.
Allocators say they will allocate to hedge funds again, but only to those that meet strict criteria.
Investors who want assets that offer both higher returns and liquidity may find the answer in the secondaries market.
SEI survey finds investors increasingly favourable to private equity but they are also being more demanding
Europe’s private banks rushed at every exit available to withdraw from hedge funds in the crunch, redeeming directly from portfolios, selling funds of hedge funds, draining bank platforms and offloading stakes privately.