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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

Hang Seng
From Asset Allocation / Equity December 16, 2013

Why invest in global emerging market small cap equities?

Small companies are often better placed than their larger equivalents to benefit from the rise of the emerging market consumer class, while also offering diversification benefits

Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 3, 2013

Radical change for factors shaping emerging market growth

Fears over falling growth rates and the end of QE have made investors wary of emerging markets, but these economies should receive a boost as the developed world recovers

Mark Haefele, UBS Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2013

Currency volatility central to portfolio performance

The Fed’s potential tapering of quantitative easing is just one reason why it is vital portfolios are hedged against currency risk, while private investors can benefit from fluctuations

Raj Tanna, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Equity November 29, 2013

Equities riding in the slipstream of a global recovery

Private bankers and wealth managers believe an improving global economy bodes well for equities, particularly in Europe. But not all clients are convinced

Colm D'Rosario, Pioneer Investments
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income November 28, 2013

High yield stands out in troubled times for bonds

Despite volatility over the summer, high yield bond funds continue to attract investors searching for yield in what is a difficult environment for fixed income in general

Patrick Chang, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
From Asset Allocation / Equity November 28, 2013

Southeast Asia full of promise if investors do their homework

Investors considering Southeast Asia must delve into the backgrounds of the families who own much of the region’s businesses, while smaller firms are often the best bet

George King, RBC Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing October 25, 2013

Sustainable investments move into mainstream

Social and environmental concerns are driving investors towards sustainable funds, but research suggests they deliver impressive returns too

Thomas Meyer zu Drewer, ComStage ETFs
From Asset Allocation / ETFs October 23, 2013

ETFs gain ground as markets start moving

The strengthening of the global economy is giving European equities a welcome boost, while the flexibility of ETFs makes these the ideal products for many investors looking to gain exposure to the region

Aditya Monappa, Standard Chartered Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 22, 2013

Gold still has role to play despite losing its lustre

Allocations to gold have fallen this year in line with its price and although the precious metal continues to hold strategic benefits for portfolios, investors should also consider other commodities

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