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Chris Bullock, Henderson
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 30, 2013

Appetite for corporate bonds remains despite low yields

In historical terms, corporate bond yields are at record lows, but with returns from cash and sovereign debt even lower the asset class continues to attract investors

Stability amid Asian uncertainty

While worries over the global economy persist, meaning allocations to cash and fixed income continue, wealthy Asian investors are looking for yield in some selective local and international markets

Jean Eric Pacini, BNP Paribas

Yield hunger drives structured note growth

Private wealth managers are once again turning to structured products in order to boost yield and provide access to equity markets, while offering some downside protection

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 2, 2013

Guiding investors through the global bond markets

The size and diversity of global fixed income markets can be confusing for investors, but when looking for managers they should seek those who combine top-down and bottom-up approaches in their funds

Catherine Raw, BlackRock

Commodities suffer as investors flock to equities

Slowing growth in China has hit demand for commodities while funds have suffered outflows as investors reallocated to equities. But there are opportunities in the sector, for example in metals and timber

Marc Saluzzi, Alfi
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 2, 2013

AIFMD to add an alternative string to Luxembourg’s bow

Alfi chairman Marc Saluzzi discusses the state of the fund industry and what the AIFMD directive will mean for marketing alternatives across borders

Rhian Horgan, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 2, 2013

Sky-high prices for prime property widen horizons

Demand for prime property has driven up prices in gateway cities. Investors have responded by looking at secondary properties in these markets, while also considering less glamorous locations

Clemens Reuter, UBS
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 2, 2013

Navigating the ever-expanding ETF universe

As the range of exchange traded funds on offer continues to grow larger and more complex, private banks must ensure they have robust selection processes in place if they are to match these products to their clients’ needs

Claudia Panseri, SocGen
From Asset Allocation / Equity May 1, 2013

Catching the stockmarket surge

Equities offer investors attractive valuations and the promise of yield, but their biggest selling point is the lack of viable alternatives

Florent Brones, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity April 10, 2013

Seeking European equities with international exposure

PWM invited leading figures in the wealth management industry to discuss whether a shift from bonds to equities is really underway and which European stocks would sit best in private client portfolios

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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