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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 3, 2011

Malaysian firms attractive bet for foreign investors

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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 26, 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.

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 26, 2010

Location paramount to achieving returns

A region’s economic fundamentals are key when investing in property, a lesson learnt by those with exposure to the asset class who have suffered heavy losses in recent years, writes Elisa Trovato.

Dr Magne Orgland, Wegelin & Co
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 1, 2010

Flexible solutions in asset allocation

Multi-asset funds that combine risk diversification with a total return approach are finding their way into client portfolios, although private banks view them with some scepticism, writes Elisa Trovato.

Eli Koen, Union Bancaire Privée
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 1, 2010

Resurgent Turkey broadens horizons

The Turkish economy has shrugged off the effects of the downturn, with the banking sector leading the recovery. However both the government and Turkish companies are increasingly looking eastwards rather than towards Europe as they have in the past. Elliot Smither reports.

Richard Davis, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 1, 2010

Agriculture provides food for thought

A rising global population, increased wealth in the developing world and the growing biofuels industry all demand increased agricultural output, which a number of new funds are looking to target, writes Elliot Smither.

Wolfgang Leoni, Sal Oppenheim

Rebalancing for the new world order

Wealth managers need to fundamentally re-evaluate the way they assess risk as traditional methods of diversification are unlikely to offer much protection in a world significantly altered by the financial crisis, writes Elisa Trovato

Daniel Bilak, Chairman of UkraineInvest and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko talk about the attractions of investing in Ukraine since the 2014 Revolution, which changed both the political and economic climate.

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