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Scilla Huang Sun, Swiss & Global
From Regions / Asia / China February 25, 2014

Luxury loses some lustre amid emerging market woes

Luxury brands have flourished in recent years, but how will they be affected by the slowdown in emerging markets and the Chinese government’s crackdown on excess?

Kurt Feuerman AllianceBernstein
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA February 24, 2014

US economy edging back towards normal

US stockmarkets have had a shaky start to the year but fund managers remain convinced that the economic recovery will continue and equities should do well

From Regions / Europe / Germany February 11, 2014

Credit Suisse offloads German operations

The sale of Credit Suisse’s private banking operations in Germany has come as something of a surprise, but the country remains a tough nut for foreign banks to crack

Joohee An, Mirae Asset Global Asset Management
From Regions / Asia / China February 10, 2014

Value still available amid Asian consumer boom

Investors are drawn to the dramatic rise of the Asian consumer, but is the best way to access this trend via regional companies on the way up or through established global brands?

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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom January 30, 2014

‘Gatsby’ era draws to a close for private banks

Private banks are reworking business models in response to new regulations such as RDR, but there are other costs, for example spiralling salaries, which need to be addressed

Peter Jenkins, Nomura Asset Management UK
From Regions / Asia / Japan January 28, 2014

Will Abenomics finally bring an end to Japan’s lost decades?

Nomura’s Peter Jenkins and Mads Pedersen of UBS Wealth Management debate whether Abenomics will prove to be a lasting cure for Japan’s ills 

Alvaro Sobrinho, Banco Valor
From Regions / Asia December 5, 2013

Should investors head to Africa or Asia in the hunt for returns?

Banco Valor’s Alvaro Sobrinho and James Cheo from HSBC Private Bank debate the merits of investing in Africa and Asia

Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse
From Regions / Asia / China December 3, 2013

Radical change for factors shaping emerging market growth

Fears over falling growth rates and the end of QE have made investors wary of emerging markets, but these economies should receive a boost as the developed world recovers

Mark Haefele, UBS Wealth Management
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA December 2, 2013

Currency volatility central to portfolio performance

The Fed’s potential tapering of quantitative easing is just one reason why it is vital portfolios are hedged against currency risk, while private investors can benefit from fluctuations

Raj Tanna, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Europe November 29, 2013

Equities riding in the slipstream of a global recovery

Private bankers and wealth managers believe an improving global economy bodes well for equities, particularly in Europe. But not all clients are convinced

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