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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

Daniel Kranson, Vontobel Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Equity June 1, 2015

Quantitative easing and weak euro boost European stockmarkets

European stockmarkets have been surging ahead but the region’s companies need to improve their profitability if the boom is to last

Bryon Lake, Invesco
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 22, 2015

Investor demand continues to drive ETF evolution

European ETFs celebrated their fifteenth birthday in April. It has been a period of innovation, arguments and spectacular uptake as these products gradually became a vital tool in the wealth manager’s armoury

Rahul Chadha, Mirae Asset

India on right path despite sluggish reforms

Investors may criticise the pace at which Indian reforms are being implemented but the country should still see impressive economic growth this year

Themis Themistocleous, UBS

Betting on the euro

Should wealth managers be speculating on currency falls? And if so how?

Stéphane Monier, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 13, 2015

Interest grows in ETFs which promise to outsmart the market

The ETF industry has evolved as it has grown and huge levels of innovation have recently been focused on smart beta strategies, which aim to outperform markets. But at what cost?

Alan Miller, SCM Private
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 11, 2015

Is smart beta a wise strategy for private investors?

A.A. Advisors’ Christophe Boucher and Bertrand Maillet debate with Alan Miller of SCM Direct whether smart beta strategies are suitable for private clients

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