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From Asset Allocation / Equity August 4, 2015

Alpha abounds in China despite significant headwinds

China continues to open up to foreign investors and although stockpickers have faced a tough time outperforming benchmarks of late, the right managers can add alpha  

Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

Central banks and geopolitical risk dominate investment markets

Do central bank actions or geopolitical developments have a greater impact on markets?

Eduardo Gutierrez, Development Partners International
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 29, 2015

Private equity can help bring good governance to Africa

African business owners with expansion plans are increasingly realising they need to professionalise the way they operate, in order to draw capital and increase the firm’s value

Maty Ndiaye, Duet
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 22, 2015

Profits and pitfalls on private path into Africa

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and an increasing number of investors believe private equity could prove an effective way in. Yet the asset class remains niche and the risks very real

Supriya Menon, Pictet
From Asset Allocation / Equity July 15, 2015

Equities offer best route to play macro themes

With a possible Grexit, lower oil prices and slowing growth in China all impacting the global economy, most private banks believe in being overweight equities, but differ in their appetites for risk 

Pol Tansens, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 7, 2015

Booming property markets eye central bank actions

Real estate is providing both private and institutional investors with solutions to their hunt for yield, but some fear what will happen when the US and UK carry out their widely predicted rate rises

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Facing the twin threats of inflation and deflation

Does inflation or deflation pose the greater threat and what can investors do to protect themselves against what lies ahead?

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Banks aim to limit pain of rate rises

The US Federal Reserve plans to gradually raise interest rates in the coming years, but what are the effects likely to be and how can investors take advantage of opportunities and avoid the pitfalls created by this tightening?

Alan Higgins, Coutts

Fears of deflation overblown

Investors should position portfolios for continued economic growth and modest inflation, says Coutts’ CIO Alan Higgins

Anthony Cragg, Wells Fargo

MINT a meaningless acronym for four disparate countries

Individually, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey contain a great deal of value. But they have nothing in common

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