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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives May 31, 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 3, 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 3, 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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From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 3, 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.

Structured products back in the limelight

With investors’ confidence returning in recent months, appetite for structured products, which were almost fatally wounded by the financial crisis, is on the rise

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From Asset Allocation / Alternatives April 4, 2011

Allowing investors a smaller bite of the private equity apple

Private equity allows investors the chance to get at opportunities not available through public markets and funds of funds can provide a more affordable way in

An opportunity too good to miss

Emerging markets should form a bigger allocation in client portfolios according to a number of private bankers, but there are several ways into the market

Alexander Scurlock, Fidelity
From Asset Allocation / Equity March 3, 2011

Bright spots may yet cloud over

Investors have been largely underweight European equities of late, but inflows are improving with optimism driven by strong earnings growth in the North. However, there are worries that this may not be a long-term trend, writes Ceri Jones

Nannette Hechler Fayd'herbe, chief investment officer for international wealth management and global head of economics and research at Credit Suisse, discusses the global economic outlook, trade wars and central bank policy with Elliot Smither.

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