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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

Chloé Koos Dunand, Pictet

Should investors hang onto their pots of gold?

Pictet’s Chloé Koos Dunand and Ani Markova of Smith & Williamson discuss what role gold should be playing in portfolios

Roosevelt Skerrit became the world's youngest head of state when he took up the position of prime minister of Dominica in 2004. He has since presided over a programme of reconstruction of storm-ravaged housing and infrastructure and revitalising the country's tourism industry. Moreover, his stewardship of the geothermal energy project has put Dominica on the road to clean energy self-sufficiency

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