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From Comment October 17, 2019

Private View Blog: Asset managers shunning chance to change corporations’ climate behaviour

The largest asset managers have the ability to push companies into combating the climate crisis through shareholder voting, but they are not making the most of the opportunity

Yuri Bender web
From Comment October 3, 2019

Private View Blog: Ukrainian assets have foreign investors circling

Family offices, venture capital funds and other investors hungry for yield see plentiful opportunities in Ukraine, especially in its ports, agriculture and technology sectors. But the risks remain, not least over central bank independence and future relations with Vladimir Putin’s Russia   

Elisa Trovato web
From Comment September 19, 2019

Private View Blog: Private banks must find competitive edge to win over millennials

Wealth managers have made great strides towards digitalisation and sustainable investing, but much more needs to be done if they are to attract and retain millennials as clients

Elisa Trovato web
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 5, 2019

Private View Blog: Why ‘greenwashing’ funds benefits no one

Asset managers who overstate the sustainability of their products through ‘greenwashing’ them may fool investors for now, but will pay the price in time

Elisa Trovato web
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 22, 2019

Private View Blog: Is private equity all it is cracked up to be?

Although many private banks are forecasting strong returns from private equity over the next few years, some believe the asset class could be in for a rough ride

Elisa Trovato web
From Comment August 8, 2019

Private View Blog: Price is icing on cake of sub-advisory relationships

Sub-advisers may be frustrated about by falling fees and higher service levels, but the model remains appealing for both asset managers and distributors

Elliot Smither web
From Financial Centres July 24, 2019

Private View Blog: Wallabies and springboks thriving on Isle of Man

South African investors and expats see the Isle of Man as safe haven for both their asserts and their families

Elisa Trovato web
From Comment July 11, 2019

Private View Blog: The critical role financial services can play in tackling the climate crisis

Asset managers are in a unique position to help companies transition for a lower carbon future by divesting from the laggards and engaging with those on the right path

Elliot Smither web
From Comment June 27, 2019

Private View Blog: Is ESG a way to tame emerging markets?

Emerging markets are full of potential but notoriously volatile. Can applying an environmental, social and governance approach to investment make for a smoother ride?

Yuri Bender web
From Comment June 13, 2019

Private View Blog: Will wealth managers find the right mix between talent and technology?

The potential is there for technology to usher in a new type of relationship between clients and relationship managers, but there is a danger of losing the human element from wealth management

Yuri Bender web
From Comment May 29, 2019

Private View Blog: Are the good times really over?

Trade wars, the rise of populism and instability in the Middle East have all rattled private investors. Things are unlikely to get better anytime soon

Elliot Smither web
From Comment May 16, 2019

Private View Blog: US-China flare-ups are here to stay

China’s rapid rise and increasing global influence mean friction with the US will continue, whether or not the two sides mange to find an agreement around trade

Yuri Bender web
From Comment April 4, 2019

Private View Blog: Luxembourg symbolises European goodwill towards UK

Whatever happens with Brexit, many on the continent hope the UK’s financial acumen and expertise remain a key part of the European investment ecosystem

Elliot Smither web
From Comment March 21, 2019

Private View Blog: Starting gun sounds for 2020 White House race

The battle to be the next US president will be a fiery, drawn out affair. How will markets, and the economy, react?

Elliot Smither web
From Comment March 7, 2019

Private View Blog: Time for smart beta strategies to prove their worth

ETFs have thrived in the long bull market, but the return of volatility to markets should mean a more fertile environment for active managers. Will smart beta ETFs be able to compete?

Yuri Bender web
From Comment February 26, 2019

Private View Blog: Chelsea’s single-minded shot stopper provides lesson in leadership

Individuals from the worlds of business, finance and politics could learn a thing or two from the young Chelsea goalkeeper who refused to be substituted, writes Yuri Bender

Nannette Hechler Fayd'herbe, chief investment officer for international wealth management and global head of economics and research at Credit Suisse, discusses the global economic outlook, trade wars and central bank policy with Elliot Smither.

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