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The rise and rise of private debt

The rise and rise of private debt

By Vic Leverett, head of Alternative Investments at Russell Investments – Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), private debt has received increased attention and growth for a variety of reasons. These have included the ongoing low interest rate environment, elevated equity valuations, the diversification benefits and higher yield potential offered by private debt. The case for private debt appears to be a strong for investors with long-term investment horizons and higher risk tolerances. 

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Boutiques and active long-only fund managers could win the ‘battle for allocations’ in 2021

Boutiques and active long-only fund managers could win the ‘battle for allocations’ in 2021

By Gary Clifford-Newman, Vice President, Prime Services Sales at London-headquartered brokerage Sova Capital. Clifford-Newman joined Sova Capital in 2018 and focuses on delivering prime services for hedge funds and managers accounts covering equities, fixed income, futures and options execution, prime-financing and custody solutions.

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum finds favour with institutional investors as cryptocurrency hits all-time high

Ethereum finds favour with institutional investors as cryptocurrency hits all-time high

As more institutional investors dip their toes into the cryptocurrency investing space, the range of assets they are investing in is expanding to include ether, the native asset of the Ethereum blockchain. Interest in Ethereum funds is driving an ongoing price rally, which reached all-time highs above USD1,800 this week.