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Iris Chen, China AMC
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Asian players with a Western appetite

Western private banks may be looking East, but Asian managers are also looking to raise their profiles and gather assets from the US and Europe, writes Yuri Bender

Nicolas Gaussel, Lyxor
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Human input vital for adapting quant models to changing markets

Quantitative investment strategies require sound financial judgement if they are to be successful in changing market environments

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

‘Quality strategies’ the smarter way to make excess returns from global equity

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Competing theories come to the fore as quantitative models put under the microscope

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Finding a strategy to access Asian explosion

An army of stockpickers is descending on Asia’s financial centres looking to profit from the region’s rapid growth. But what are the countries to look at, and which sectors deserve the most attention? Yuri Bender reports

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Malaysian firms attractive bet for foreign investors

Andrea Nannini, HSBC.jpg
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2010

Seeking new investment frontiers

While emerging markets have displayed strong recoveries and record inflows since the financial crisis, frontier markets have not enjoyed such a rally yet. Today these smaller economies represent attractive buying opportunities, especially for the long-term, although they also carry plenty of risk. Elisa Trovato reports.

Laurent Reiss, UBP
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2010

The trade-off between higher returns and greater liquidity

The growing number of funds of hedge funds on Ucits platforms is in response to calls for greater transparency, liquidity and regulation, but their performance may disappoint some investors, writes Elisa Trovato.

Andreas König, Pioneer Investments
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 2, 2010

Putting the currency wars in perspective

The strength of currencies has become a source of tension between some of the world’s biggest economies, especially the US and China, writes Elliot Smither. But how worried should private investors be?

Stéphane Wathier, Société Générale
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 27, 2010

A more sophisticated approach to meet multiple objectives

The worse than expected performance of core satellite strategies over recent years has seen the model lose credibility with private clients. Wealth managers are now responding with a range of measures aimed at improving portfolio construction. Ceri Jones reports.

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