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Using environmental, social and governance factors to protect client portfolios

Jacky Prudhomme, head of ESG Integration and Social Business Investments at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, talks to Yuri Bender about the evolution of responsible investing from negative to positive screening

Daniel Kranson, Vontobel Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity June 1, 2015

Quantitative easing and weak euro boost European stockmarkets

European stockmarkets have been surging ahead but the region’s companies need to improve their profitability if the boom is to last

Bryon Lake, Invesco
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 22, 2015

Investor demand continues to drive ETF evolution

European ETFs celebrated their fifteenth birthday in April. It has been a period of innovation, arguments and spectacular uptake as these products gradually became a vital tool in the wealth manager’s armoury

Rahul Chadha, Mirae Asset

India on right path despite sluggish reforms

Investors may criticise the pace at which Indian reforms are being implemented but the country should still see impressive economic growth this year

Themis Themistocleous, UBS

Betting on the euro

Should wealth managers be speculating on currency falls? And if so how?

Stéphane Monier, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 13, 2015

Interest grows in ETFs which promise to outsmart the market

The ETF industry has evolved as it has grown and huge levels of innovation have recently been focused on smart beta strategies, which aim to outperform markets. But at what cost?

Alan Miller, SCM Private
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 11, 2015

Is smart beta a wise strategy for private investors?

A.A. Advisors’ Christophe Boucher and Bertrand Maillet debate with Alan Miller of SCM Direct whether smart beta strategies are suitable for private clients

Dominick Dealto, Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 6, 2015

Bonds await fallout from QE and Greek crisis

Opinions are divided over just what the ECB’s bond-buying programme will mean for European fixed income markets while the stalemate created by the new Greek government over its outstanding debts has yet to be resolved

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From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income April 30, 2015

Opportunity knocks in fixed income markets

Patrick Barbe, chief investment officer, Core Fixed Income at BNP Paribas Investment Partners talks to Yuri Bender about the current bond investing climate for wealth managers and what the future might hold

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 28, 2015

Counting the cost of ‘Brexit’ from the EU

The Conservatives have promised a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU should they win the 7 May election, but what risks would a ‘Brexit’ bring?

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Denise Voss, chairman of Luxembourg's funds association, ALFI, talks about opportunities, threats and innovations for the Grand Duchy, including Brexit, the boom in alternative assets and trends in sustainable investing.

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