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Gemma Godfrey, Moola
From Asset Allocation / ETFs November 4, 2016

Customer experience must be central to banks’ online offerings

The digital revolution has created new, higher standards that customers now expect as the norm in all areas of their lives. But in too many cases the investment industry is struggling to match expectations

James Athey, Aberdeen
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 20, 2016

Investors urged to rethink role of fixed income

Given the low yield environment, fixed income investing is less able to play its traditional role. But rather than taking on more risk to hunt for yield, should bonds be used in a more defensive manner to diversify portfolios? 

Rogerio Pessoa, BTG Pactual
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 30, 2016

Brazil turnaround will set Latin America on road to recovery

With a new government in place, Brazil looks set to leave its economic woes behind, which bodes well for the region as a whole

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 23, 2016

Learning to live with heightened political risk

Brexit, the US election and the rise of populism are just some of the geopolitical risks stalking global markets. How significant are these threats, and how should private portfolios be positioned in response?

Nick Melhuish, Amundi
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 23, 2016

US equities hit record highs as fears over recession fade

Fears of an imminent US recession have abated and recent economic data looks strong, but is the country really in as good a shape as its record-breaking equity markets would suggest?

Patrick Mange, BNP IP

Emerging markets see light at end of the tunnel

The prospects for emerging markets look better than they have done for some time while equity valuations remain attractive. Is now the time to invest?

James Mulholland, Carey Olsen
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives June 22, 2016

Middle Eastern and European elites seek Jersey’s protection

Jersey is becoming something of a centre for alternative investments while there are also signs of private banks returning to the island

Mark Haefele, UBS Wealth Management

The consequences of ultra-loose central bank monetary policy

Have markets lost faith in central banks? Have their policies failed? What happens next? Mark Haefele, global chief Investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, Didier Saint-Georges, MD and member of the Investment Committee at Carmignac and Paul Lambert, head of currency, Insight Investment give their views on how investors should be reacting

Peter Branner, SEB

Need for one-stop solution means multi-asset funds far from a fad

Both retail and high net worth investors are showing more interest in multi-asset products, proving a major draw due to range and flexibility

Ousmene Mandeng, New Sparta Asset Management

Long-term mindset needed to get the most out of Africa

Africa is brimming with opportunity, but investors should spread their nets widely and look beyond commodity producers towards other sectors such as infrastructure and consumer-driven industries

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