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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 31, 2013

Flexibility a strength in times of uncertainty

With ongoing doubts about the future of the global economy the ability of multi-asset funds to move easily between classes is making these vehicles more popular

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From Asset Allocation / Equity January 31, 2013

Stepping away from the edge

As politicians in the US scrambled to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff, asset managers responded by repositioning portfolios, anticipating 2013 will be a good year for equities

Manuela D’onofrio, UniCredit Private Banking

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income January 31, 2013

Bonds to play a different role in portfolios

High quality government bonds may promise safety, but offer extremely low yields. Yet there are still opportunities to be found elsewhere in the fixed income universe

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From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income January 31, 2013

Should clients plunge into high yield?

Willem Sels (left), UK Head of Investment Strategy at HSBC Private Bank, and Peter Branner, global CIO, SEB Asset Management, argue about the role high yield should play in client portfolios

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 4, 2012

Wealth managers plot course through economic minefield

The global economy is under threat from the US ‘fiscal cliff’, slowing growth in China and the ongoing eurozone crisis. So how should portfolios be positioned to weather such a risky environment?

Robert Farago, Schroders
From Asset Allocation / Equity December 4, 2012

Should investors favour European or US equities?

Robert Farago of Schroders Private Bank (left) and Oliver Gregson from Barclays debate whether investors should head for European or US equities

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 3, 2012

Worries over high gold prices start to bubble up

Wealthy investors have been attracted to commodities, and gold in particular, but with the future of the global economy uncertain, these holdings may not turn out to be the safe havens they were hoping for

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income December 3, 2012

Has the quest for yield gone too far?

Investors are pouring into investment grade corporate, high yield and emerging market bonds as they search for regular dividends. But they would be well advised to proceed with caution

From Asset Allocation / ETFs December 3, 2012

Competition fierce as ETF providers fight for control

The European ETF market is becoming increasingly competitive and further consolidation is expected, but with more growth predicted, the rewards for the leading providers are substantial

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

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