An even finer balance: is the human resources shortage the game changer for the operating models in alternatives?

The alternative investments industry is in constant evolution. For a while now, our specialists have been saying how important it is for fund managers, management companies, and service providers to understand and consider carefully the different types of operating models they can adopt.  Now, amongst a myriad of already existing …

Wait no more: the opening of alternative funds to retailisation is here

“Good things come to those who wait,” said the American lawyer and statesman Abraham Lincoln —who, we suspect—doesn’t need much of an introduction. For fund managers, it seems the time has come to open alternative funds to retailisation —and what an exciting opportunity it is. In this blog, we walk …

Surge in real estate supply in Luxembourg requires a sustainability-driven approach

In our previous article, we delved into the effect of real estate supply and demand⁠—side catalysts on Luxembourg’s dynamic prices⁠—primarily focusing on the impact of relative supply scarcity compared to surging demand on lowering the risk of overvaluation.  In this article, we aim to take a brief look at recent …

Why are Luxembourg housing prices still on the rise? (Part I)

We can make an analogy between the bottleneck in supply that creates economic growth constraints and puts pressure on prices, and the real estate sector in Luxembourg, where prices keep rising. Both are clear illustrations of how tensions between supply and demand impact prices, especially when supply is inelastic.  Globally, …

The back office evolution in the Alternatives industry

Back office work isn’t appealing, so they say. It doesn’t have the excitement of client facing roles, nor the dynamism of marketing or product development. When it runs seamlessly, however, the business is on the right track to success.  Back office is a business cornerstone. It helps to boost productivity …

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