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Responding to dislocation

Private credit’s history of adapting to change and crisis

  • Lessons from history: earning superior returns in turbulent times
  • Private credit after 2008: filling the financing gap
  • Private credit for today: the rise of specialised credit

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How I learnt to love confinement and live like a Millennial

  • At the time of writing, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, and France have all gone on nation-wide lockdowns. The UK, and we assume many others, are likely to follow suit, soon.
  • There is no precedent for almost entire populations working from home, with schools and borders shut.
  • These are truly extraordinary times, and not a scenario any market participant was betting on just four weeks ago.
  • While the depth of the crisis took us by surprise, consumer patterns have shifted to businesses we know and like. It looks like staying at home is forcing entire populations to live more like Millennials!

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Fly Me To The Moon… And Beyond

  • A new era of space exploration is dawning
  • Governments, but also private investors, aim to send humans to distant orbits
  • The toughest challenge may well lie in drawing up the laws of a Galactic Republic

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DECALIA launches a «Dividend Growth» global equity fund

DECALIA Asset Management expands its range of strategies with the launch of DECALIA Dividend Growth, a fund invested in global equities offering better prospects for dividend growth. Tested for more than 3 years in the form of a dynamic certificate, this investment concept has confirmed the superior results obtained historically by this type of strategy, with a clear outperformance compared to the market as a whole and lower volatility.

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DECALIA crowned best Swiss external asset manager at the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2020

At the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2020 ceremony held yesterday in Geneva in front of representatives of the financial sector, the Geneva-based asset management company DECALIA Asset Management was crowned the best Swiss external asset manager.

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Digital Love

  • Almost one in five couples now meet online
  • US Match Group and Chinese Momo own the most popular dating apps…
  • … with Facebook well equipped to join the fray

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Les chiffres n’engagent que ceux qui les croient

La finance se nourrit de chiffres et de prévisions. Pourtant, alors que des milliards de francs en dépendent, celles-ci sont le plus souvent erronées, voire carrément manipulées.

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ESG: From “Nice To Have” To “Must Have”

  • 2019 may well be be remembered as the turning point for ESG investing
  • The range of ESG vehicles is fast expanding, with large asset managers joining the fray
  • As money continues to pour into this space, ESG rating systems will need to improve

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Retro strikes back !

  • Millennials, as well as Generation Z, have spun the wheel of fashion back three decades
  • In furnishing, cars and entertainment too, a form of nostalgia prevails
  • Brands can serve to unite generations – and deliver value to investors

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Reji Vettasseri joins DECALIA as Lead Portfolio Manager for investment selection in private markets

DECALIA Asset Management has hired Reji Vettasseri as Lead Portfolio Manager for alternative funds and mandates invested in private markets. Reji Vettasseri is an experienced private debt and private equity investor with more than 14 years’ industry experience. He joins DECALIA from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners. Identifying investments in unlisted markets is one of the areas of expertise developed by DECALIA, allowing it to offer investors advantaged solutions in the current environment of negative interest rates, economic slowdown and high stock market valuations.

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Infinite Money

New paradigms and challenges for investors – A case for private markets

  • Secular disruptions in the economy
  • The comeback of private markets
  • DECALIA Perspectives

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Octobre, le mois de tous les dangers ?

Panique des Banquiers en 1907, Krach de 1929, « Jeudi Noir » de 1987, « Vendredi 13 » de 1989, mini-crash asiatique de 1997 ou encore « Lundi Noir » de 2008… Chaque année en octobre, la planète Finance tremble à l’idée que le scénario catastrophe des crises passées se répète. Pourtant, les chiffres ne confirment pas cette mauvaise réputation car, même s’il est vrai qu’il s’agit du mois le plus volatil, octobre est en général un mois de hausse boursière.

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Decarbonising The Planet

  • 15 years after inception, the EU carbon allowance market is finally doing its job
  • The rising cost of emissions will push economic agents to rethink their processes
  • Expect massive investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen, biofuels and carbon capture

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DECALIA strengthens its presence in Italy thanks to a distribution agreement with Banca Generali Private

Banca Generali Private, the private banker network of the leading private bank in Italy in financial planning and asset protection for clients, will distribute the UCITS thematic funds of DECALIA Sicav, managed by DECALIA Asset Management.

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Trend Focus – Fitness Generation

Fitness has known an unprecedented boom over the latest few years as the health and wellness trend boomed globally. This trend was driven by the rise to power of millennials, to date the healthiest modern generation to grace the earth.

Suffice to look at the recent google search trends when it comes to some hot topics in today’s fitness world to see that there is a quite visible craze coinciding with the coming of age of millennials

 

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Health-e Connections

  • Medical information-sharing & intelligent devices are transforming the healthcare industry
  • But data security and privacy concerns must be addressed to embrace this revolution
  • MedTech companies, new entrants, IT/healthcare partnerships: investment opportunities abound

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Fabrizio Quirighetti joins DECALIA as CIO

The Geneva-based asset management company DECALIA Asset Management has hired Fabrizio Quirighetti as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer. As part of his responsibilities, he will sit on the Strategy and Investment Committees and will supervise the management of asset allocation and bond funds. He will assume the role on 1 October 2019.

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Currency Warriors

  • As the pool of negatively-yielding debt grows, central banks need to rethink their toolbox
  • Currency manipulation (i.e. management): the last twist in the global trade dispute?
  • But no matter who wins the currency war, gold is usually the safest bet for investors…

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Renforcer les banques centrales plutôt que les affaiblir

Les mesures extrêmes et non conventionnelles qu’elles ont mises en place depuis 10 ans ayant clairement manqué d’efficacité, les banques centrales sont aujourd’hui sous pression. Remises en question par l’ingérence des politiques et les ambitions des GAFA en matière de cryptomonnaies, elles jouent pourtant un rôle essentiel dans la régulation des fragiles équilibres économiques.

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Fashion Victims

  • Increasingly frequent purchases of inexpensive garments cause severe environmental damage
  • Circular business models are now gaining traction all along the fashion supply-chain
  • Recycled materials, clothing repair/re-commerce/rental or virtual styling: opportunities abound

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