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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?

Anja Hochberg, Credit Suisse
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 27, 2015

European equities worth exploring

With Europe on the road to recovery and political disruptions seen as buying opportunities, is now the time for investors to increase allocations to eurozone equities?

Frédérique Carrier, RBC Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 24, 2015

Banks prompt asset review in light of UK general election

Investors should be mindful of how uncertainties around the upcoming UK general election could impact equity and currency markets

Farouk Saidji, Mirabaud Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 17, 2015

Assessing the operational risks of hedge fund investments

Hedge funds may be gradually opening themselves up to scrutiny but prospective investors must ensure their own rigorous due diligence process is in place before any decision to allocate capital is made

Ana Haurie, Dexion Capital and Agricultural Asset Management

Appetite grows for equities with an agricultural twist

Global macro trends make the agriculture theme an attractive bet for long-term investors, and many believe equities rather than commodities offer the best way to gain access

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Would it be a tragedy if Greece left the euro?

With Greece seeking to renegotiate the terms of its bailout, the country’s plight is back in the headlines, but would a default and euro exit really be as devastating as some claim?

Nannette Hechler Fayd'herbe, chief investment officer for international wealth management and global head of economics and research at Credit Suisse, discusses the global economic outlook, trade wars and central bank policy with Elliot Smither.

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