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Xavier Denis, Societe Generale

Should investors go for growth or play it safe?

Xavier Denis, chief economist-strategist at Société Générale Private Banking (left), and Dirk Wiedmann, head of investments at Rothschild Wealth Management, debate whether now is the time for investors to be looking to grow their assets, or should they be playing it safe?

Tindaro Siragusano, Berenberg

Does size matter for private banks?

Tindaro Siragusano, head of private banking and asset management at Berenberg Bank (left), and Blake Shorthouse, head, ultra high net worth, Europe Middle East Africa, at Credit Suisse, compare the benefits to clients of boutique private banks and the bigger players 

Bill O'Neill, Merrill Lynch

Will the euro survive the debt crisis?

Bill O'Neill, Chief Investment Officer, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management EMEA (left), and Elisa Parisi-Capone, Senior Economist for Western Europe and Finance and Banking at Roubini Global Economics, discuss what the future holds for Europe's common currency

Gavin Ralston, Schroders

Is Ucits suitable for hedge funds?

Gavin Ralston, Chairman of EMEA & Global Head of Product at Schroders (left), and Dermot Butler, Chairman at Custom House Group, discuss whether or not Ucits funds suit hedge fund strategies

Is a quantitative or qualitative approach better suited to today’s markets?

Andrew Kaplan, Director of Systematic Alpha Management and Bernard Moody, Investment director at Advance Emerging Capital discuss the relative benefits of qualitative and quantitative investing in today's markets

Lars Kalbreier, Credit Suisse Private Banking

Are ETFs suitable for all investors?

Lars Kalbreier, Global head of investment funds & ETFs, Credit Suisse Private Banking, and Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith, debate the role exchange traded funds should play in client portfolios

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates

Putting Zurich and London under the microscope

Swiss M&A expert Ray Soudah (left) and private banking headhunter Sarah Dudney debate the relative merits of wealth management cultures in Zurich and London

What is the right approach to financial regulation?

EuroInvestor's Guillaume Prache and Kim MacFarland from Investec Asset Management discuss the increasing levels of regulation facing the financial world

Should investors head for China or India?

Reliance's CEO Pankaj Chopra and Bank of Singapore's head of research John Ng debate which of the two Asian superpowers investors should be targeting

Should investors favour exposure to developed or emerging markets?

Chris Godding (left), EMEA CIO at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Paul Marson, CIO at Lombard Odier Private Bank, debate whether to favour allocations to developed or emerging markets

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