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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

Leonardo Brenna, UBS Global Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 30, 2013

Money market funds feel force of EU clampdown

Upheaval in the European money market fund sector seems inevitable with the very existence of these products threatened by new regulations, while US-based funds could be handed a big advantage

Robert Ruttmann, Bank Julius Baer
From Asset Allocation / Equity September 27, 2013

Investors eager to access African equities

Africa’s growth story is beginning to grab investors’ attention, but the continent’s stockmarkets are hard to penetrate meaning private equity may be the best route in

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 25, 2013

Absolute return a potential solution in challenging times

Absolute return fixed income funds tend to be unconstrained by benchmarks and therefore offer managers the flexibility to outperform, but investors need to be aware of the different strategies

From Asset Allocation / Equity September 25, 2013

Henderson still bullish on Japanese equity

With the performance of stockmarkets around the world varying hugely so far this year, asset allocation calls are crucial

Manpreet Gill, Standard Chartered
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 24, 2013

Wealth managers remain upbeat despite Indian sell-offs

India is being hit harder than most by the flight of foreign capital from emerging markets, but the country must face up to its structural problems if it is to return to growth

Niamh Wylie, Coutts
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income August 28, 2013

Rout subsides to reveal opportunities in emerging market bonds

Emerging market bonds have always been volatile and the Fed’s comments about the end of QE saw large numbers of retail investors flee the asset class. But there is a sense the market overreacted and the sell off has created a buying opportunity

German real estate has long been a popular asset class among the country's retail investors, but the word is now spreading to international institutions, family offices and wealthy private clients.

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