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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2014

Time for alternative investments to play their part

Private investors continue to sit on piles of cash, but it is up to bankers to educate them about the need for efficient allocations

Henrik Lundin, Nordea Private Banking
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 27, 2014

Testing the limits of a liquid diet

Private bankers believe returns will be harder to come by this year and are encouraging clients to increase allocations to illiquid investments such as private equity and real estate in response. But do investors have the stomach for it?

Scilla Huang Sun, Swiss & Global
From Asset Allocation / Equity February 25, 2014

Luxury loses some lustre amid emerging market woes

Luxury brands have flourished in recent years, but how will they be affected by the slowdown in emerging markets and the Chinese government’s crackdown on excess?

Kurt Feuerman AllianceBernstein
From Asset Allocation / Equity February 24, 2014

US economy edging back towards normal

US stockmarkets have had a shaky start to the year but fund managers remain convinced that the economic recovery will continue and equities should do well

Timothy Bell, UBS Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 13, 2014

AIFMD opens hedge fund universe to wider audience

AIFMD should entice a large number of new investors into hedge funds, but will the high entry costs of complying with the new directive mean only larger fund providers will be able to offer these new vehicles?

Joohee An, Mirae Asset Global Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity February 10, 2014

Value still available amid Asian consumer boom

Investors are drawn to the dramatic rise of the Asian consumer, but is the best way to access this trend via regional companies on the way up or through established global brands?

Dina de Angelo, Pictet Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 6, 2014

Economic recovery boosts hedge fund appeal

A normalising economy and a supportive regulatory framework is expected to entice growing numbers of wealth mangers back into hedge funds, although it is likely to be a gradual process

From Asset Allocation / Equity February 5, 2014

Emerging market equities to play catch up through 2014

Equities, especially in emerging markets, should enjoy a good year as the global economy improves, although volatility is likely to increase

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 4, 2014

Green light ahead, mind the speed limit!

The coming year is expected to see a continuation of economic normalisation, which should favour risky assets, believes Eric Verleyen, CIO at SGPB Hambros

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

Multi-asset funds provide room for manoeuvre

The ability to move quickly between asset classes makes multi-asset funds very attractive in an uncertain economic environment, but investors should keep an eye on managers taking on too much equity risk

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