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January 6, 2012

A disconnect is emerging between financial advisers and their high net worth clients, because of a lack of awareness about individual goals. 

A disconnect is emerging between financial advisers and their high net worth clients, because of a lack of awareness about individual goals.

That’s according to research released by asset management and investment operations firm SEI, which found that just 19% of financial advisers were aware of their clients’ personal goals and measured performance against them.

December 5, 2011

Wealthy individuals have dramatically decreased their investments in hedge funds in the half year to November 2011 and one in five expect to further reduce them in the next six months, according to a new study.

Wealthy individuals have dramatically decreased their investments in hedge funds in the half year to November 2011 and one in five expect to further reduce them in the next six months, according to a new study.

The research, conducted by wealth industry consultant Scorpio Partnership and lobby association LPEQ, found that high net worth individuals have reduced their allocation to alternative investments in all classes of investment but gold and real estate.

December 1, 2011

Pakistani financial and industrial group JS Group and Stanhill Capital Partners, a banking group based in Hong Kong, have started Africa Coal Fund, a fund dedicated to investing into Africa’s coal resources, confirming the continent’s booming investing opportunities.

Pakistani financial and industrial group JS Group and Stanhill Capital Partners, a banking group based in Hong Kong, have started Africa Coal Fund, a fund dedicated to investing into Africa’s coal resources, confirming the continent’s booming investing opportunities.

The fund, whose first investment is expected for the beginning of 2012, will be administered from Hong Kong.

The two companies said that the new fund won’t have external investors and that Stanhill Capital will control a minority interest in it.

November 27, 2011

The time now seems right for investing in Mongolia, as more and more international companies have recently shown an interest in exploiting the country’s rich mining resources.

The time now seems right for investing in Mongolia, as more and more international companies have recently shown an interest in exploiting the country’s rich mining resources.

These include the second biggest reserves of copper and uranium in the world, and the Tavan Tolgoi deposit of coal in the Gobi desert, which is estimated to be the world’s largest with 7.5 billion tonnes.

November 22, 2011

The time will come when all family offices have a renminbi bond in their portfolio, but there is a need to take a long-term approach to any investment in the currency.

The time will come when all family offices have a renminbi bond in their portfolio, but there is a need to take a long-term approach to any investment in the Chinese currency.

That’s the view of Geoff Lunt, investment director of Asian fixed income at HSBC, who said the ongoing internationalisation of the renminbi and China’s plans to make it a reserve currency will mean that there will be growing interest in the renminbi over the next few years.

October 13, 2011

Family offices are increasingly setting up their own pooled investment vehicles in a bid to differentiate themselves from other financial service providers, according to Cerulli Associates. 

Family offices are increasingly setting up their own pooled investment vehicles in a bid to differentiate themselves from other financial service providers, according to Cerulli Associates.

Robert Testa, senior analyst at the research firm, said family offices are also establishing pooled investment vehicles in order to provide products that aren’t easily available to clients.

October 12, 2011

Six family offices worldwide have launched a new initiative, called the Wigmore Association, to share investment resources and research.

Six family offices worldwide have launched a new initiative, called the Wigmore Association, to share investment resources and research.

Read the full story at CampdenFO.

March 9, 2011

 

The increasing power of sovereign wealth funds was underlined by research that revealed they had assets of just under $4 trillion in 2010, making SWFs a huge determinant of world-wide capital flows. 

 

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