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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?

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 28, 2015

Counting the cost of ‘Brexit’ from the EU

The Conservatives have promised a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU should they win the 7 May election, but what risks would a ‘Brexit’ bring?

Anja Hochberg, Credit Suisse
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 27, 2015

European equities worth exploring

With Europe on the road to recovery and political disruptions seen as buying opportunities, is now the time for investors to increase allocations to eurozone equities?

Frédérique Carrier, RBC Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 24, 2015

Banks prompt asset review in light of UK general election

Investors should be mindful of how uncertainties around the upcoming UK general election could impact equity and currency markets

Ana Haurie, Dexion Capital and Agricultural Asset Management

Appetite grows for equities with an agricultural twist

Global macro trends make the agriculture theme an attractive bet for long-term investors, and many believe equities rather than commodities offer the best way to gain access

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Would it be a tragedy if Greece left the euro?

With Greece seeking to renegotiate the terms of its bailout, the country’s plight is back in the headlines, but would a default and euro exit really be as devastating as some claim?

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management March 25, 2015

Roundtable: Out with the old asset allocation models and in with the new

PWM hosted a discussion to debate the demise of modern portfolio theory and how asset management techniques are adapting to a new world

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management March 23, 2015

Modern portfolios cry out for a touch of spice

Events since 2007 suggest modern portfolio theory is no longer relevant, though some in the wealth management industry are slow to change, leading to losses for private clients

Stephanie de Torquat, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 25, 2015

Plunging oil prices spark global economy

Cheap oil looks set to stay for the foreseeable future, providing a boost to consumers and oil-importing countries. But there will also be losers, so how should investors be positioning portfolios?

Clive McDonnell, head of global equity strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank, tells Elliot Smither why he is bullish on US stocks, cautious on Europe and how private clients are feeling this late in the economic cycle.

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