In just 20 minutes with us, you'll learn new things about balance sheet strategies and how they impact dividends and share buybacks.
Ever wanted to know what wealth managers think about alternative investments and how they are using them in clients' portfolios? Regular Magic Markets listeners have become familiar with the Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management team and the types of investments that they specialise in. This week, we look beyond the team to find out what independent wealth managers think about alternative assets. Based on the results of a survey of wealth managers that was arranged by Dino Zuccollo of Westbrooke, we were able to discuss points like: • What types of alternative assets are popular? • What is the priority for investors – [...]
In the latest episode with the team from Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management, Richard Asherson joined us from the UK to talk about market conditions on the ground. The UK has been extremely topical this year and macroeconomic challenges are felt in private and public markets. Apart from asking whether his money was on Liz or the lettuce, we touched on a number of fascinating topics: • What does it mean to look for asymmetrical returns in a debt-led structure? • How do current rates in the UK compare to long-term averages? • What are the impacts of inflation on dealmaking and [...]
The talented finance professionals at Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management have been doing a wonderful job of educating the Magic Markets audience about asset classes like private debt and venture capital. In the latest show, we welcome Dino Zuccollo and Richard Asherson back to Magic Markets to discuss the concept of “hybrid capital” – a debt-led private equity approach that uses different instruments to achieve a level of return between debt and equity. The key here is the combination of downside protection, a strong yield and equity upside in these investments. Westbrooke currently executes this strategy in the UK market. The content [...]
In the third episode of Magic Markets, we ask you to touch our junk. Well, our junk bonds. To be more precise, we unpack the role of ratings agencies and why investors use them to rate government and corporate bonds. Join The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla of Moe-Knows.com as we answer these questions: What do ratings agencies do? Why do investors rely on them? What is a downgrade? What is junk status? Are there still investors for junk bonds? What can South Africa do to elevate ourselves out of junk status? This episode is sponsored by Gray Capital, an independent [...]