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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Competing theories come to the fore as quantitative models put under the microscope

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Finding a strategy to access Asian explosion

An army of stockpickers is descending on Asia’s financial centres looking to profit from the region’s rapid growth. But what are the countries to look at, and which sectors deserve the most attention? Yuri Bender reports

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Malaysian firms attractive bet for foreign investors

Andy Brown, Aberdeen Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity February 3, 2011

Is the bubble set to burst?

Emerging market equities have enjoyed stellar growth in recent times, but with problems such as rising inflation on the horizon, opinion is divided about whether this growth is set to continue. Ceri Jones reports

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives February 3, 2011

New launches signal a revival of fortunes

Investors are returning to hedge funds, with both Ucits III regulated funds and managed accounts attracting inflows, but the consolidation of the market into fewer hands is continuing

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2010

Seeking new investment frontiers

While emerging markets have displayed strong recoveries and record inflows since the financial crisis, frontier markets have not enjoyed such a rally yet. Today these smaller economies represent attractive buying opportunities, especially for the long-term, although they also carry plenty of risk. Elisa Trovato reports.

Laurent Reiss, UBP
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2010

The trade-off between higher returns and greater liquidity

The growing number of funds of hedge funds on Ucits platforms is in response to calls for greater transparency, liquidity and regulation, but their performance may disappoint some investors, writes Elisa Trovato.

Andreas König, Pioneer Investments
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2010

Putting the currency wars in perspective

The strength of currencies has become a source of tension between some of the world’s biggest economies, especially the US and China, writes Elliot Smither. But how worried should private investors be?

Vin Bhattacharjee, SSGA
From Asset Allocation / ETFs December 2, 2010

Tactical plays boost ETF inflows

Wealth managers are increasingly turning to passively managed portfolios as part of their offering to clients, with ETFs at the core. Ceri Jones reports.

Sandro Naef, Capital Four
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 23, 2010

High yield remains attractive in low return environment

Flows into high yield bonds remain steady as the asset class continues to appeal to investors attracted by improved corporate fundamentals and the promise of low default rates. Ceri Jones reports.

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