Wealth managers said alternatives assets offered investment and hedging opportunities following Donald Trump's surprise election success, but further protest votes could emerge in Europe.
The Chinese wealth manager believes the UK's vote to exit from Europe offers investment opportunities on the back of rising mergers and acquisitions.
The Shanghai-based wealth manager is doing due diligence on asset managers for the two strategies, one focused on private equity and the other on real estate.
India and Vietnam look particularly good value, while Hong Kong is now the cheapest major stock market in the world after Russia, says William Ma of wealth manager Noah Holdings.
Chinese banks may dominate domestic retail fund distribution, but local independents such as Jupai and Noah are making inroads with wealthier clients, and expanding internationally.
The Chinese wealth management firm's president says peer-to-peer lending platforms may not have the financial expertise to select suitable investment products for clients.