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Laurence Bensafi, RBC GAM

Chinese turbulence batters emerging market equities

Events in China may have weighed heavily on the emerging market index, but there are plenty of bright spots elsewhere in the universe  

Didier Duret

Private View Blog: What is wrong with private banks' approach to thematic investing?

Client portfolios loaded with thematic investments tend to be highly correlated. It is time for a new approach, argues Didier Duret

Michelle Scrimgeour, Legal & General Investment Management

Asset management’s pivotal role in transition to low carbon economy

The support of the asset management industry is essential if net zero emission goals are to be reached, but success requires involvement from all levels of society

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It is wise to be wary of the buyout ‘Barbarians’

Private equity was once seen as the domain of aggressive raiders, but now has a cloak of respectability with private banks recommending clients boost allocations. They should do so with their eyes wide open

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Hunger for alternatives skyrockets

Low interest rates and loose monetary policy have led to increasing appetite for alternative assets among yield-hungry private clients

Zsolt Kohalmi, Pictet Alternative Advisors

Real estate bulls buy into Covid recovery

As economies gradually open up, investors have shown faith in those parts of the real estate markets which should do well in the ‘new normal’  

Cristina Alcaide, Pinebridge Investments

Private equity takes big steps towards embracing sustainability

Larger private equity firms have gone a long way towards incorporating ESG into their strategies, although the smaller players still lag behind

Nick Hutton, BlackRock

ETFs pass their Covid test with flying colours

Investors reacted to coronavirus-induced market turbulence by rotating assets within the ETF wrapper, while ESG products have seen multiple launches and inflows

Adam Johnson, Pictet Asset Management

Investors look to play the generation game

Research suggests family-owned businesses tend to  carry less debt and outperform the wider equity market

Matthias Schulthess

Wealth industry adjusts to meet family clients' growing appetite for alternatives

With private equity the asset class of choice for the wealthiest clients, private banks are having to boost their internal skillsets

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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