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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

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

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