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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 26, 2013

Learn from experience in emerging markets

Emerging markets have underperformed global equities so far this year but investors should not be too quick to write them off

Jerome Teiletche, Lombard Odier
From Comment / Great Debate September 25, 2013

Does risk parity make sense in the current climate?

Lombard Odier’s Jérôme Teiletche and Charles Stucke from Guggenheim Investment Advisors debate whether the risk parity approach is suitable in the current market environment

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 29, 2013

Lack of contagion no reason for complacency

As long as the safety of their assets is assured, clients are not too concerned about their banks’ reputations. But branding still matters

From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 28, 2013

Wealth management industry successfully adapts to complex conditions

Last year saw signs of recovery in the wealth management industry while the business models of pure players and diversified firms have grown increasingly distinct

Jeff Molitor Vanguard
From Comment / Great Debate August 28, 2013

Smart beta strategies vs cap-weighted indices

Vanguard’s Jeff Molitor makes the case for cap-weighted indices while Felix Goltz of EDHEC-Risk Institute backs smart beta strategies

From Comment / Consultants' Corner July 3, 2013

Swiss moves over bank secrecy could go global

Switzerland’s suspension of secrecy laws suggests global cooperation over tax strategy is possible, but wealth managers need to raise their game if they are to guide clients through this new world

Bill O'Neill, UBS Wealth Management
From Comment / Great Debate July 2, 2013

Does inflation or deflation carry the greater threat?

Bill O’Neill of UBS Wealth Management and the Sovereign Leadership Group’s Peter Leahy discuss whether investors should be more worried about inflation or deflation

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis July 2, 2013

Banks getting the hang of family affairs

Both clients and asset managers are warming to the idea of multi-family offices, while the larger players are taking this threat very seriously

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 30, 2013

Private banks lowering the bar to pick up profits

Private banks have realised they must turn to the mass wealth market to make money but business models need even more of an overhaul

From Comment / Consultants' Corner May 30, 2013

Westward trickle of Indian wealth could become flood

Asia’s rising wealth is making its way into Western markets, and this flow could well increase if the Indian tax authorities continue to target the country’s affluent population

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