Amy McIntyre

Investments into private equity reached records not seen since 2008 over the course of this year, new research by investment advisory organisation Triago has found. Over the first three quarters of this year, investments into private equity funds hit $364 billion, with a record $468 billion expected by the end

Oxford University Endowment Fund

At around 1,000 years old, the University of Oxford is one of the best established education bodies in the world. But its investment plans are anything but traditional. The university’s £1.7 billion Oxford Endowment Fund was set up to help finance scholarships, building projects and staff salaries. It has to

forestry investment not just for eco-investors

Financial investments in the forestry sector are currently enjoying a high profile. This is not only because of the potential financial returns they can offer, but also increasingly due to the environmental benefits they provide, which are taking the limelight as the number of eco-conscious investors grows. The plight of

structured product for retirees

A structured product, specifically designed for the needs of retired people, has been launched by Investec Structured Products in response to the changing demands of the market. Financial products for people in their retirement have been operating in a notably different market since the pension freedoms were unveiled in April

coffee commodities

There’s no escaping it, the headlines haven’t looked good for commodities for a number of years. But maybe the key with this alternative asset is to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective – a much much longer perspective. Current analysis of commodities has a

wheat field commodity

Even a fleeting glance back through the past 100 years of economic history will show you the cyclical nature of most of the world’s financial markets. Peaks and troughs are inevitable and there can be no denying that right now commodities investments are taking a hit. A heavy one, too.

manhattan real estate

Manhattan real estate prices have soared in recent months with the average price of an apartment in the sector reaching a record high of $1.9 million in May, no doubt delighting investors. The latest research data from City Realty showed the total value of sales in the district was unchanged

drone on farm impact investing

Impact investing might be an alternative investment vehicle that carries the baggages of social or moral motives, but they can still match other forms of investment. This is the view of Hannah Schiff, senior research associate at the Global Impact Investing Network. Speaking to GreenBiz, she said: “The data shows

Andy Warhol Art Investment

No form of alternative investment is totally free from external influences, but right now art is looking like an interesting option to consider when it comes to finding a safe vehicle to put your money into. The global financial crisis brought many of the world’s markets to its knees –

sothebys art auction

The sale prices of art investment pieces are reaching record levels at auction on both sides of the Atlantic. Back in May 2015, Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger became the most expensive painting ever to sell at auction. The artwork exchanged hands at Christie’s auction house for the grand sum