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Philip Hoffman, The Fine Art Group
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2013

Buying art for investment’s sake

Fine art is a huge business and as an asset class can provide something of a safe haven, but it is not an area in which many private banks are currently able to offer advice to clients

Pierre-Yves Bareau JP Morgan
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income February 27, 2013

Emerging market debt shows no sign of a let-up

Although yields may not be quite as high seen last year, 2013 looks to be another good year for emerging market debt with more developing countries being rerated higher

Eleanor Hope-Bell, State Street
From Asset Allocation / ETFs February 26, 2013

Tumultuous love affair with ETFs set to continue

PWM invited leading figures in the wealth management industry to discuss the huge expansion in the use of ETFs, concerns over synthetic products and implications of this growth for active management

Lionel Paquin, Lyxor
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 31, 2013

Investors urged to act in times of distress

Wealth managers now have enough faith in the global economy to recommend buying up distressed assets, but any moves into the asset class must be considered long-term

Peter Harrison, RWC Partners
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 31, 2013

Private banks pressed to use ESG lens

By boosting its headcount, London-based RWC Partners has improved the firm’s ability to forge links with wealth managers

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?

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