Slowing growth in China has hit demand for commodities while funds have suffered outflows as investors reallocated to equities. But there are opportunities in the sector, for example in metals and timber
Equities offer attractive valuations and the promise of yield, but their biggest selling point is the lack of viable alternatives
The Grand Duchy appears set to thrive under new regulations covering the funds industry
What will the Cypriot economy look like when the dust has settled?
As the range of exchange traded funds on offer continues to grow larger and more complex, private banks must ensure they have robust selection processes in place if they are to match these products to their clients’ needs
With the sale of mutual funds becoming ever-more complex, the benefits of slimming down the number of products on offer are considerable
With an ambitious target of doubling Old Mutual Global Investors’ funds, head of asset management Julian Ide claims to have “reconfigured” the sales and distribution side of the firm while preserving the investment team
BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s make-up has been forged by several mergers which gave clients stability while expanding the bank away from its French roots, stress co-heads Sofia Merlo and Vincent Lecomte
Alfi chairman Marc Saluzzi discusses the state of the fund industry and what the AIFMD directive will mean for marketing alternatives across borders
The recent M&A activity surrounding Credit Suisse and Schroders is symptomatic of wealth managers’ determination to concentrate on their most profitable markets
Erwin Schoeters, head of retail and private banking channels at Belgian institution KBC, talks to PWM about segmentation of clients, structured products and returning confidence following government bailouts.
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