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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

From Asset Allocation / Equity March 3, 2011

Concerns drive search for alternative access

With worries over inflation and unrest in the Arab world, fund selectors are looking to move away from the big emerging market funds and towards other ways of accessing developing countries’ growth. Elisa Trovato reports

Farley Thomas, HSBC
From Asset Allocation / ETFs March 3, 2011

Innovative providers rise to challenge of an expanding market

As the European ETF industry continues to grow, providers are looking to more niche areas to gather new assets. However, with so many players in the market, is there potential for consolidation?

Iris Chen, China AMC
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Asian players with a Western appetite

Western private banks may be looking East, but Asian managers are also looking to raise their profiles and gather assets from the US and Europe, writes Yuri Bender

Nicolas Gaussel, Lyxor
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Human input vital for adapting quant models to changing markets

Quantitative investment strategies require sound financial judgement if they are to be successful in changing market environments

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

‘Quality strategies’ the smarter way to make excess returns from global equity

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

Roosevelt Skerrit became the world's youngest head of state when he took up the position of prime minister of Dominica in 2004. He has since presided over a programme of reconstruction of storm-ravaged housing and infrastructure and revitalising the country's tourism industry. Moreover, his stewardship of the geothermal energy project has put Dominica on the road to clean energy self-sufficiency

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