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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

Emanuele Ravano, Pimco
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income July 3, 2013

What does the future hold for fixed income?

As Fed chairman Bernanke set out the case for phasing out all quantitative easing by the middle of next year, what does this mean for the fixed income markets and the role of bonds in private investors’ portfolios?

Bernhard Martin, Credit Suisse

Real estate feels the impact of technology

The continued growth of the tech, media and telecoms sector in certain cities has created renewed demand for office space, while e-commerce is transforming the retail sector

From Asset Allocation / Equity July 3, 2013

Banking stocks back on the menu

High net worth individuals appear to have finally overcome their fear of banking stocks, but allocations to the financial sector are very selective with US groups much more appealing than their European counterparts

Daniel Murray, EFG Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity July 2, 2013

Is Abenomics the right medicine for Japan’s ills?

Recent falls in Japanese equities have shaken some private bankers’ faith in the ability of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to fix the structural problems that plague his country

George King, RBC Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 14, 2013

Time to view bonds in a portfolio context

Fixed income can still play a vital role in client portfolios when combined with other asset classes, but to get the most out of bonds any exposure must be managed in an active manner

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