Real assets in a COVID-19 world

In this paper, we discuss some of real assets, namely infrastructure and real estate, investment trends that have been brought to the fore during the COVID-19 crisis, from accelerating digitalisation to the decline in retail property. We will explore how asset classifications are likely to develop in response to these long-term trends and why it…

It’s time to embrace marketing risk

Risk \ noun \ Risk in financial terms is the chance that an outcome or investment’s actual gains will differ from an expected outcome or return (Investopedia). The tradeoff between risk and return in finance is well-understood. You want a higher return, generally speaking, you need to do something where the probability of the outcome…

The top 4 investment articles for summer reading 2019

Summer rolls on…as many of our readers will be enjoying a well-deserved break, whether it be on the beach or by the poolside, we have taken the opportunity to put together a summer investment reading list. The articles below have helped to shape our thinking within the venture capital space, in terms of analysing investment…

Key points on key people

Your investors have accounted for the risk, but have you? A successful hedge fund depends heavily upon the fund manager’s key decision makers, not just in terms of investment returns (although that is arguably their single most important function) but also the ongoing financial and business management of the fund manager. Without the fund manager,…

Implementing risk-reducing strategies

As many investors have benefited from rising equity markets over the last few years, they have often looked to protect those gains and to protect against further volatility. The recent equity market turmoil (i.e. the significant declines in Q4 2018 and recovery in January), has highlighted the importance of risk management, and more specifically, of…

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