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Xavier Gandon, BNP Paribas
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 26, 2014

Money market funds hamstrung by regulations

Money market funds have been hit hard by new regulations in both the US and Europe, but investors continue to utilise them as a useful diversification tool and a way of taking risk off the table

Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 25, 2014

The ups and downs of inflation

The eurozone is perilously close to slipping into deflation while there are fears that the Fed’s huge quantitative easing programme could lead to high inflation in the US. How worried should investors be?

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 22, 2014

Market relief as Scotland votes No to independence

Stockmarkets had bet on Scottish voters rejecting independence so any rally is likely to be muted

Fredrik Nerbrand, HSBC
From Asset Allocation / Equity September 16, 2014

Should investors be overweight bonds or equities?

HSBC’s Fredrick Nerbrand and Mike O’Sullivan of Credit Suisse discuss whether investors should be increasing allocations to bonds or equities

Bertrand Gacon, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 15, 2014

Demand for social impact bonds on the up

As investors warm to social impact bonds, private banks have a number of new vehicles in the pipeline

Christina Alfonso, Madeira Global
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 12, 2014

Impact investing: making a difference while turning a profit

Impact investing seeks to create both social and environmental change alongside a financial return, but can these two ever go hand in hand or is this just philanthropy by another name?

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From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 2, 2014

Demystifying the convertible bond market

Skander Chabbi, head of the convertibles team at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, talks to Yuri Bender about the investment prospects for convertible bonds, their role in portfolios and the most attractive structures available to investors

Amanda La Marca, HSBC
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 1, 2014

Fragmented landscape creates opportunities in emerging market bonds

Emerging markets are facing a tough economic environment but some countries are performing better than others, creating opportunities for investors

Jan Dehn, Ashmore
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 29, 2014

Can election fever prove harmful to investors?

A number of the biggest developing economies have scheduled elections this year but just how big an impact do these polls have on markets?

Didier Duret, ABN Amro Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 18, 2014

Building property into private client portfolios

Many private banks are increasing client allocations to real estate, and some of the best bargains can be found in Europe

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