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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

From Asset Allocation June 22, 2015

Domestic demand drives Eastern Europe’s recovery

Growth in the CEE region is being driven by a combination of domestic demand and investments from external sources, increasing its resilience, although worries remain about Turkey and Russia in particular

Jan Dehn, Ashmore

Frontier markets: a good time to take the long view

Frontier markets are volatile, but offer stronger longer-term returns to investors

Mark Mobius, Templeton

Opening up frontier markets

As frontier markets develop, the opportunities available to investors are considerable, but detailed research is required to avoid the pitfalls

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Using environmental, social and governance factors to protect client portfolios

Jacky Prudhomme, head of ESG Integration and Social Business Investments at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, talks to Yuri Bender about the evolution of responsible investing from negative to positive screening

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