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Didier Duret, ABN Amro Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 16, 2015

Volatile times lie in wait for global economy

Wealth managers do not have to be talented futurologists to know that the rebalancing of the global economy means higher volatility. 

Michelle Bates, UBS Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Structured products October 8, 2015

Structured products a way to smooth market jitters

The structured products market is smaller and very different to how it looked in its pre-crisis days but these vehicles still have a role to play in client portfolios

Patrick Simeon, Amundi
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 1, 2015

Money market funds thrive despite regulatory storm

Events in Greece and China and the resulting stockmarket volatility have led to an upsurge in the popularity of money market funds, but this could prove short-lived with new regulations poised to take effect

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 23, 2015

Hatching an investment plan to thrive in the new world order

Sources of growth in the global economy are shifting with growth in developed markets accelerating, while emerging markets, and China in particular, have slowed. With lower oil prices and predicted interest rate rises to consider as well, how should investors tackle asset allocation? 

Jim Craige, Stone Harbor Investment Partners
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income August 25, 2015

Investors fear repeat of 2013 taper tantrum in emerging markets

A hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve has been clearly signposted while emerging markets have better growth prospects than they did two years ago, but the developing world continues to eye central bank actions with trepidation

From Asset Allocation / Equity August 4, 2015

Alpha abounds in China despite significant headwinds

China continues to open up to foreign investors and although stockpickers have faced a tough time outperforming benchmarks of late, the right managers can add alpha  

Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

Central banks and geopolitical risk dominate investment markets

Do central bank actions or geopolitical developments have a greater impact on markets?

Eduardo Gutierrez, Development Partners International
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 29, 2015

Private equity can help bring good governance to Africa

African business owners with expansion plans are increasingly realising they need to professionalise the way they operate, in order to draw capital and increase the firm’s value

Maty Ndiaye, Duet
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 22, 2015

Profits and pitfalls on private path into Africa

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and an increasing number of investors believe private equity could prove an effective way in. Yet the asset class remains niche and the risks very real

Supriya Menon, Pictet
From Asset Allocation / Equity July 15, 2015

Equities offer best route to play macro themes

With a possible Grexit, lower oil prices and slowing growth in China all impacting the global economy, most private banks believe in being overweight equities, but differ in their appetites for risk 

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