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Russ Koesterich, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 4, 2012

Wealth managers plot course through economic minefield

The global economy is under threat from the US ‘fiscal cliff’, slowing growth in China and the ongoing eurozone crisis. So how should portfolios be positioned to weather such a risky environment?

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 3, 2012

Worries over high gold prices start to bubble up

Wealthy investors have been attracted to commodities, and gold in particular, but with the future of the global economy uncertain, these holdings may not turn out to be the safe havens they were hoping for

Robert Aspin, Standard Chartered
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 25, 2012

Indian reforms re-ignite investors’ interest

The wave of reforms announced by the Indian government may be unpopular domestically but will open the country up to foreign investment

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 25, 2012

Harvesting the growing interest in agriculture

A rising global population and changing diets make agriculture attractive to investors, but the asset class is still in its infancy and standard private equity models may not be the best way in

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 25, 2012

Troubled waters require steady hand on the tiller

High net worth individuals dealing with liquidity events are faced with more obstacles than ever, making the wealth manager’s role even more integral

Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 25, 2012

Burgeoning growth draws investors to the frontier

The growth potential of frontier markets is huge, and a number of funds provide investors with a way in, but these opportunities come with considerable risk

Kenneth Heinz, Hedge Fund Research
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 29, 2012

Wealth managers warming to sustainable energy funds

Investments into renewable energy are on the rise, and funds tracking the sector are seing inflows, but the theme is better suited to those investors with a long-term horizon

Kim Catechis, Martin Currie

Emerging markets well placed to weather storm

Emerging markets remain better placed to succeed in today’s volatile global economy, though they would benefit from a return to growth in the West

Fending off the euro crisis

Wealth managers are battling to protect clients from the ongoing instability in the eurozone, and are building exposure to currencies that are generally percieved as safer bets

Picking the winners in a diverse commodities sector

The increasingly diverse performances of different commodities is forcing fund managers to go overweight on those they feel will outperfom

Investors in emerging markets are beginning to see Ukraine as an interesting macro-economic story, says ICU Founding Partner Makar Paseniuk; while the firm’s Head of Venture and Tech Investments discusses start-up potential.

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