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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 28, 2012

Private equity: the appeal of the real

Investors looking for returns are considering increasing private equity allocations, but need to be reminded that patience is a virtue in this field

From Asset Allocation / Equity February 2, 2012

Wealth institutions to increase allocations to equities and Asia

The world’s wealth institutions are planning to increase their allocations to equities, with Asian and Latin American markets looking especially attractive

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 30, 2012

Western brands feed China’s love of luxury

The market for luxury goods is expanding, driven by the rising levels of affluence in emerging markets, especially China

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 30, 2012

Balancing risk and reward

Protecting clients from downside risk while taking advantage of investment opportunities will occupy wealth managers in 2012

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 30, 2012

Using volatility strategies to ride out the storm

A wide range of vehicles are available to investors looking to adopt volatility strategies, either as a source of return, or as a way of protecting portfolios

From Asset Allocation / Equity January 30, 2012

Emerging markets wary of European fallout

While stockmarkets in China and Hong Kong fell significantly during 2011, few have lost faith in the long-term Asian growth story

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 28, 2011

Using collateral to reduce damage

Since the Lehman collapse, institutional investors have realised the importance of collateral management techniques to mitigate counterparty risk

Charles Beazley, Nikko Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 28, 2011

Nikko AM embraces re-emergence of Orientalists

With ambitions to become the world’s largest pan-Asian asset manager, Nikko has acquired several regional players in preparation for its IPO

Yaroslav Lissovolik, Deutsche Bank
From Asset Allocation / Equity November 28, 2011

Taming the Russian bear

Western institutions are queuing up to invest in Russian equities, believing them undervalued, but local entrepreneurs are much more sceptical about the risks involved

From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing November 28, 2011

Factoring in the environment

With a growing population and climate change putting pressure on natural resources, asset managers are having to factor ESG issues into their investment decisions

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