Despite signs of resurgent inflation, central banks across the developed world appear to be in no hurry to normalise interest rates. At the same time, government bond yields remain at rock-bottom levels and share valuations are widely perceived as over-valued. Amid these conditions there’s considerable investor appetite for alternative investments, including private equity. And many fund managers are looking to expand into new markets and deploy capital across borders.
Jason Sharman, the Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations at Cambridge University, discusses some of the shortcomings of beneficial ownership registries to date — and why it’s unlikely other regions will follow the EU’s lead in the near future.
This four-part audio interview series features Jan Vanhoutte, VFM’s managing director for the last 10 years, and Tomas Tobolka, an experienced real estate professional with over 15 years’ experience across all stages of the fund lifecycle.