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June 6, 2022

Investors continue to increase exposure to private markets, including private equity and private credit, at the expense of their public market equity and fixed income allocations. So, what is driving this behaviour asks Darren Spencer of Russell Investments?

Investor interest and participation in private markets continues to grow. Indeed, investors continue to increase exposure to private markets, including private equity and private credit, at the expense of their public market equity and fixed income allocations. In fact, CEM Benchmarking noted there was an average allocation to private markets of 18.5% in 2020, which represents an increase of nearly 5% since 2012 [1]. So, what is driving this investor behaviour?

April 27, 2022

For husband-and-wife team Benedikt and Isabelle Himbert, working together with the shared vision of taking the family business to greater heights is something they’ve been preparing for their whole lives.

For husband-and-wife team Benedikt and Isabelle Himbert, working together with the shared vision of taking the family business to greater heights is something they’ve been preparing for their whole lives.

April 4, 2022

China’s bid for global power, climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels are three of the defining megatrends of our time. Collectively, they promise generational upheaval. But decades of peace and stability have left markets, politics, economies and societies complacent and vulnerable. It’s going to get bumpy says Ruffer LLP investment director Alexander Chartres.

China’s bid for global power, climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels are three of the defining megatrends of our time. Collectively, they promise generational upheaval. But decades of peace and stability have left markets, politics, economies and societies complacent and vulnerable. It’s going to get bumpy says Ruffer LLP investment director Alexander Chartres.

Note: This article was written in late 2021, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

March 21, 2022

Implementing a successful private markets program as part of a total portfolio is not without some implementation challenges, says Russell Investments’ alternative investments client portfolio manager Darren Spencer, and perhaps the most pressing issue investors face which needs to be solved for is managing the J-curve.

March 17, 2022

It’s an issue that often comes up in conversation with family business clients: the enthusiasm of the next generation to be involved in running the business may be waning says KPMG partner Ian Beaumont.

It’s an issue that often comes up in conversation with family business clients: the enthusiasm of the next generation to be involved in running the business may be waning says KPMG partner Ian Beaumont.
 

Different horizons

March 4, 2022

An 11th-generation member of the famed Italian banking family, Giorgio Sella has spent the past ten years supporting a sustainable and highly efficient power source... Kitenergy, a project that can generate alternative energy from high-altitude winds.

Since the late 16th-Century, Italy’s famed Sella family have been leaders in the textile industry – so much so, that in 1817, the family introduced the first Italian mechanized wool mill helping to spark the country’s industrial revolution. Two generations later, the formation of Banca Sella solidified the family’s reputation.

February 24, 2022

Russell Investments’ alternative investments client portfolio manager Darren Spencer discusses why venture capital should be a focus for all serious investors.

February 24, 2022

Chaired by fifth-generation family member Jamie Cayzer-Colvin, The Oak Project aims to creatively encourage people to reconnect with the natural world. As impact investment increases in importance for family offices, Campden FB talks to project director Helen Meech about the benefits of a programme that helps us get back to nature.

Our connection with nature is more vital than ever and family offices and businesses are readily responding to the desire to adopt ESG considerations.

According to Campden Wealth’s Investing for Global Impact: A Power for Good 2021 report, impact investing adoption is growing at a phenomenal pace with average portfolio allocations rising from 20% in 2019 to 36% in 2020 and a predicted rise to 47% in 2022 and 54% by 2027.

February 10, 2022

Private markets can help to future proof your portfolio through responsible investing. Samantha Steele, director of private markets at Russell Investments, dives into the main trends and challenges that investors should consider.

Private markets can help to future proof your portfolio through responsible investing. Samantha Steele, director of private markets at Russell Investments, dives into the main trends and challenges that investors should consider.

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