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Xavier Gandon, BNP Paribas
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 26, 2014

Money market funds hamstrung by regulations

Money market funds have been hit hard by new regulations in both the US and Europe, but investors continue to utilise them as a useful diversification tool and a way of taking risk off the table

Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 25, 2014

The ups and downs of inflation

The eurozone is perilously close to slipping into deflation while there are fears that the Fed’s huge quantitative easing programme could lead to high inflation in the US. How worried should investors be?

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 22, 2014

Market relief as Scotland votes No to independence

Stockmarkets had bet on Scottish voters rejecting independence so any rally is likely to be muted

Bertrand Gacon, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 15, 2014

Demand for social impact bonds on the up

As investors warm to social impact bonds, private banks have a number of new vehicles in the pipeline

Christina Alfonso, Madeira Global
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management September 12, 2014

Impact investing: making a difference while turning a profit

Impact investing seeks to create both social and environmental change alongside a financial return, but can these two ever go hand in hand or is this just philanthropy by another name?

Jan Dehn, Ashmore
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 29, 2014

Can election fever prove harmful to investors?

A number of the biggest developing economies have scheduled elections this year but just how big an impact do these polls have on markets?

Amin Rajan, Create

Russia's fading appeal as an investment destination

Investors consider Russia to be a "one trick pony" dependent on its natural resources

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank

Hedge funds pressed into new role

The perception of hedge funds, once seen as the exciting but risky rock stars of investment management, is changing, with these vehicles now perceived as offering a more dependable route to increasing portfolio returns

Nicolas Campiche, Pictet

Rebooting the risk curve

With interest rate rises on the horizon, bonds are unlikely to retain their traditional role of protecting capital in portfolios – meaning investors must take on greater risk both within fixed income and by raising allocations to other asset classes

Tony Stenning, BlackRock

Multi-asset funds promise private clients a smoother ride

Attracted by the lower volatility that multi-asset funds can bring for investors, both asset managers and private clients are increasingly using them as building blocks in their portfolios

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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