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From Regions / Middle East & Africa July 3, 2013

The challenges of frontier markets

Frontier markets present numerous opportunities but the number of specialists dedicated to the asset class is limited, as are the strategies available to investors

Susan Dargan, State Street
From Regions / Europe / Ireland July 3, 2013

The best in Irish innovation

The Irish government is trying to attract major global players to set up shop in the country, and financial services, headed by the funds industry, are leading the way

From Regions / Asia July 3, 2013

Banking stocks back on the menu

High net worth individuals appear to have finally overcome their fear of banking stocks, but allocations to the financial sector are very selective with US groups much more appealing than their European counterparts

From Regions / Europe / Switzerland 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

From Regions / Asia July 2, 2013

North America back on top as wealth rebounds

North America and Asia-Pacific have led global levels of wealth to new highs, while indications are that high net worth individuals favour a streamlined approach to management

Philippe Vayssettes, Neuflize
From Regions / Europe / France July 2, 2013

Neuflize no longer just about ancient history

Neuflize OBC chairman Philippe Vayssettes discusses the relationship the French establishment has with parent bank ABN Amro and how clients are being advised to take on more risk to preserve their wealth

Daniel Murray, EFG Asset Management
From Regions / Asia / Japan July 2, 2013

Is Abenomics the right medicine for Japan’s ills?

Recent falls in Japanese equities have shaken some private bankers’ faith in the ability of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to fix the structural problems that plague his country

Denise Pauli Pavarina, Banco Bradesco
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Brazil May 30, 2013

Carnival spirit could turn Brazil’s fortunes around

The Brazilian stockmarket has endured a torrid time of late, but the economy has good long-term growth prospects

Chris Bullock, Henderson
From Regions / Europe May 30, 2013

Appetite for corporate bonds remains despite low yields

In historical terms, corporate bond yields are at record lows, but with returns from cash and sovereign debt even lower the asset class continues to attract investors

From Regions / Asia / China May 30, 2013

Stability amid Asian uncertainty

While worries over the global economy persist, meaning allocations to cash and fixed income continue, wealthy Asian investors are looking for yield in some selective local and international markets

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