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Amin Rajan
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 23, 2015

Modern portfolio theory: the death of common sense

Amundi’s CIO has written a thought-provoking book which argues that both wealth managers and their clients need a dose of reality when it comes to managing expectations of future returns

Nicolas Simar, ING Investment Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity January 15, 2015

Value to be found in emerging market equities

With emerging market equities trading at a discount to developed markets, investors are now prioritising value over growth when choosing stocks

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 9, 2014

Family offices join forces to take on banks

As global banks struggle with damaged reputations, smaller investment firms sense an opportunity to win market share and the recent M&A activity could be a sign of things to come

Tim Huver, Vanguard
From Asset Allocation / ETFs December 9, 2014

Providers rush to meet demand for fixed income ETFs

ETFs continue to enjoy record inflows with investors using them for both short-term trading and long-term positions, while providers are offering ever more innovative products

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From Asset Allocation / Equity December 3, 2014

Investing in emerging markets

Emerging market equities have underperformed their developed counterparts for the past three years, but cheap valuations, a pick-up in earnings growth and still abundant liquidity could support returns next year, believes Patrick Mange, head of APAC and Emerging Market Strategy at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. He spoke to Yuri Bender

Alan Mudie, Société Générale Private Banking
From Asset Allocation / Equity December 3, 2014

Value to be found as Japan faces up to its demons

The jury may be out on Abenomics as the Japanese economy continues to struggle but equities are cheap and many predict new developments will give the stockmarket a boost

Jean-Sylvain Perrig, UBP
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 1, 2014

Investors seek firm footing as market turbulence returns

Markets are likely to become more turbulent as quantitative easing draws to a close and wealth managers intend to offer client portfolios some protection

From Asset Allocation / Equity November 17, 2014

Europe a relatively bright spot within active management

Those active managers dealing in European equities, who have kept things simple and correctly identified and stuck to top-down trends, have tended to add alpha

Darren Hughes, Invesco
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income November 10, 2014

Credit markets reflect economic divergence

High yield bond investors are worried about the future actions of the Fed, but would the predicted interest rate hikes necessarily be bad news for the sector?

Angelia Chin, BNPP Investment Partners
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 1, 2014

Islamic finance edges towards the mainstream

Islamic finance is no longer just for Muslims and private investors are increasingly drawn to the diversification benefits and real assets these products target

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