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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

From Asset Allocation / ETFs November 28, 2011

Passive investments thrive in harsh climate

ETFs continue to go from strength to strength, with investors wary of high active management fees attracted by the flexibility and breadth of coverage of these passive products

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 3, 2011

Lyxor research reveals stark performance differentials

Investors are warming to alternative investments, but providing clients with ample performance data can help them decide which strategies to adopt, according to Lyxor

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 31, 2011

Structuring solutions to market volatility

Volatility is making traditional vanilla structured products too expensive, but there is rising demand for auto-callables which bring both upside and protection

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 31, 2011

The next generation of custom indices

Frank Copplestone, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, looks at how the range of custom indices available from structured product providers has evolved over recent years to reflect the changing needs of investors

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 31, 2011

Attractive yields outweigh the risk

Most commentators believe that high yield bonds offer significant opportunities to investors as they have priced in a worst-case scenario that is unlikely to occur

Gavin Ralston, Schroders
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 31, 2011

Is Ucits suitable for hedge funds?

Gavin Ralston, Chairman of EMEA & Global Head of Product at Schroders (left), and Dermot Butler, Chairman at Custom House Group, discuss whether or not Ucits funds suit hedge fund strategies

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 27, 2011

UK economy faces stormy outlook

CCLA Investment Management’s CIO, James Bevan, explains why the UK needs major economic growth to tackle its debt mountain

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