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Stephanie de Torquat, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 25, 2015

Plunging oil prices spark global economy

Cheap oil looks set to stay for the foreseeable future, providing a boost to consumers and oil-importing countries. But there will also be losers, so how should investors be positioning portfolios?

Asbjørn Trolle Hansen, Nordea
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 2, 2015

Pick ’n’ mix funds find favour in tough climate

The flexibility of multi-asset funds makes them attractive in a world where it is hard to find value, but in order to generate performance many are having to adopt increasingly complicated strategies

Leo Grohowski, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 28, 2015

Holding on to income in a world of low yields

Investors can no longer rely on high quality bonds for income, and wealth managers need to persuade their clients to take on more risk in fixed income, while also embracing equities, if they are to be successful in the hunt for yield

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Equity January 26, 2015

Bargains to be found as emerging markets fall out of fashion

Most private banks are underweight emerging market equities following a torrid couple of years for these economies, but attractive valuations could represent something of a buying opportunity

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

Roosevelt Skerrit became the world's youngest head of state when he took up the position of prime minister of Dominica in 2004. He has since presided over a programme of reconstruction of storm-ravaged housing and infrastructure and revitalising the country's tourism industry. Moreover, his stewardship of the geothermal energy project has put Dominica on the road to clean energy self-sufficiency

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