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June 28, 2017

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

Threats to the ultra-wealthy include evidence of populist dissatisfaction with the elite, as well as potentially changing views on immigration, national sovereignty and deindustrialisation.

March 27, 2015

The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years, according to a report due to be released by Campden Research next week.

The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years, according to a report due to be released by Campden Research next week.

Twenty three per cent of participants said their wealth management objective was to preserve wealth, while 42% employed a balanced approach, and 35% sought growth, according to the Russian Entrepreneurship Report 2015.

Two years ago, the figure seeking wealth preservation was 5%.

December 1, 2014

Russian aggression in Ukraine, Ebola in West Africa, Middle Eastern conflict, US midterm elections and a continuing debt crisis in Europe. Even if global macro funds are poor performers, geopolitics and macroeconomic data needs to be central to your asset allocation decision-making. 

In terms of performance, hedge funds have had it rough the past few years. And of all the alternative investment styles, global macro has arguably had it the worst. Global macro strategies try to forecast macroeconomic developments around the world, such as interest rates, geopolitics, government policies and so on.

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