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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

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 28, 2013

Hedge fund assets flow towards biggest players

Hedge fund assets appear to be consolidating around the biggest funds, but is this good for investors and what does the future hold for smaller players?

David Bailin, Citi Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 28, 2013

Hedge funds back on the menu for private clients

Private investors are once again turning to hedge funds to access the bond and equity markets, although regulated vehicles are now top of their wishlists

Charlotte Thorne, CapGen
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 28, 2013

Individuals seek access to the private equity club

Frustrated by lacklustre and volatile returns in more traditional asset classes, wealthy investors are eyeing private equity. But the barriers to entry remain high

Clive McDonnell, head of global equity strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank, tells Elliot Smither why he is bullish on US stocks, cautious on Europe and how private clients are feeling this late in the economic cycle.

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