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Robert Aspin, Standard Chartered
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 26, 2012

Indian reforms re-ignite investors’ interest

The wave of reforms announced by the Indian government may be unpopular domestically but will open the country up to foreign investment

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 26, 2012

Harvesting the growing interest in agriculture

A rising global population and changing diets make agriculture attractive to investors, but the asset class is still in its infancy and standard private equity models may not be the best way in

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 26, 2012

High yield bond returns cater to risk-on investors

High yield funds have had an impressive year so far with investors drawn to their high levels of returns compared to equities and government bondsHigh yield funds have had an impressive year so far with investors drawn to their high levels of returns compared to equities and government bonds

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 26, 2012

Troubled waters require steady hand on the tiller

High net worth individuals dealing with liquidity events are faced with more obstacles than ever, making the wealth manager’s role even more integral

Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 26, 2012

Burgeoning growth draws investors to the frontier

The growth potential of frontier markets is huge, and a number of funds provide investors with a way in, but these opportunities come with considerable risk

Eric Verleyen, Société Générale Private Banking
From Asset Allocation / Equity September 26, 2012

Appetite for risk returns but clouds gather in the East

Markets have reacted favourably to the ECB’s bond buying scheme and investors are taking on more risk, but China’s slowdown is worrying

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 26, 2012

Doubts creep in over emerging market outlook

Flows into emerging market bonds remain healthy despite low yields and worrying signs that China’s growth is slowing, but some fear investors will flee these markets if the good times come to an end

Kenneth Heinz, Hedge Fund Research
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 30, 2012

Wealth managers warming to sustainable energy funds

Investments into renewable energy are on the rise, and funds tracking the sector are seing inflows, but the theme is better suited to those investors with a long-term horizon

From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 30, 2012

Why alternatives might hold the key to income

The wide range of categories covered by alternative investments, many of them with low correlations to equity and bond markets, could offer stable income streams to investors, but fundamental research is essential before picking funds

From Asset Allocation / ETFs August 30, 2012

Eurozone crisis taking its toll on ETF inflows

Volatile markets have seen falling flows into equity-linked ETFs, but fixed income investments are on the rise, while products tracking precious metals are also booming

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