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From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 29, 2011

Focus turns towards high yield debt

The all time highs enjoyed by corporate bonds over the past couple of years may be over, but the sector still offers attractive yield-based returns

Christophe Gruenig, Vontobel

Turning long-term trends into sustainable profits

The increasing demand for luxury brands and an ageing global population are two long-term trends that thematic funds are looking to target.

Debt burdens driving down valuations

Germany is leading northern Europe out of recession while the south continues to suffer from debt issues, but it is a company’s links to emerging markets that is catching investors’ attention.

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From Asset Allocation / Equity June 1, 2011

Fragmentation of the global village

A number of potentially divisive cultural, economic and social issues are having an increasing impact on investment decisions.

Are structured products back on the table for private clients?

Having been hit hard by the fallout from the financial crisis, what role do structured products have in private client portfolios? PWM invited eight leading figures to debate the state of the market.

 
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 1, 2011

Reconditioning hedge funds

The hedge fund world is changing, both in terms of the business models and products on offer and in the types of investors they are looking to attract.

Getting the tactics right

Recent unanticipated events have added weight to the argument in favour of short-term tactical investing, though many still prefer to take a long-term approach, writes Roxane McMeeken

Is it time to look again at China?

In this article, Mike Sell, Director Emerging Markets at F&C, explains why he is positive on the outlook for China as an investment destination and highlights some of his other top picks in the emerging markets.

From Asset Allocation / Equity May 4, 2011

Unlocking a world of opportunities

 
Timothy Heffer, Skagen Funds

With an ever-expanding investment universe open to private investors, identifying the right global strategy for clients can be extremely difficult, while providing the toolkit to access opportunities and hedge against risk is also a challenge.

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From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 4, 2011

Exchange traded funds: is it time for greater transparency?

PWM invited seven leading figures to discuss the different uses of ETFs in the European wealth management space and the major hurdles the industry must still overcome.

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