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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2011

Exchange traded funds on the ropes

The rapid rise of ETFs was in part a response to the financial crisis, but these vehicles are now coming under fire themselves

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2011

No such thing as a risk-free asset

Investors may search for safe havens, but with so much uncertainty in the markets it is impossible to hedge a portfolio against all possible outcomes

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 5, 2011

Banks learn importance of being earnest

Private bankers should concentrate on wealth preservation rather than innovative fee-generators

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 19, 2011

Will wealthy Asians go Swiss or stay local?

Wealth managers face an uphill struggle in selling both discretionary mandates and alternative investments in Asia

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 29, 2011

Allocating across the great divide

Allocations to developing markets may be on the rise but the Western world still has its supporters

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 29, 2011

A welcome serving of humble pie

Martin Gilbert’s willingness to discuss Aberdeen’s failures, as well as their successes, makes a refreshing change.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 1, 2011

Alternatives fighting to win back investors

Institutional investors are moving into hedge funds but are private clients set to follow their lead?

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 4, 2011

New A-teams need both brains and brawn

Chief Investment Officers have taken on a much higher profile in many banks and must be ready to swiftly respond to changing situations.

Professor Amin Rajan
From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 11, 2011

What does the future hold for hedge funds?

A major transformation is taking place in the way private clients and institutions look at hedge funds. They need to rely on them increasingly to produce returns and need to make sure they choose a reputable manager for their money.

From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 5, 2011

Guiding clients through these troubled times

Events in Japan and North Africa are worrying investors, while their managers are more concerned about EU rules

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