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Niamh Wylie, Coutts
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Mexico August 28, 2013

Rout subsides to reveal opportunities in emerging market bonds

Emerging market bonds have always been volatile and the Fed’s comments about the end of QE saw large numbers of retail investors flee the asset class. But there is a sense the market overreacted and the sell off has created a buying opportunity

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA 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 / Americas & Caribbean / USA 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 / Americas & Caribbean / USA 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

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

Manuela D'Onofrio, Unicredit
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 29, 2013

East vs West in global equity allocations

Unicredit’s Manuela D’Onofrio and Lim Say Boon from DBS discuss whether investors should head to developed or emerging markets in their global equity allocations

Catherine Raw, BlackRock
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 2, 2013

Commodities suffer as investors flock to equities

Slowing growth in China has hit demand for commodities while funds have suffered outflows as investors reallocated to equities. But there are opportunities in the sector, for example in metals and timber

Rhian Horgan, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 2, 2013

Sky-high prices for prime property widen horizons

Demand for prime property has driven up prices in gateway cities. Investors have responded by looking at secondary properties in these markets, while also considering less glamorous locations

Christian Gattiker, Julius Baer
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA April 8, 2013

Private banks put brakes on inflation

With central banks prioritising growth over curbing inflation, investors are searching for safe havens in which to hide their assets from the threat of rising prices

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA October 25, 2012

Roundtable: Will the US economic recovery grind to a halt?

The US economy has been performing better than most developed markets, but with a “fiscal cliff” on the horizon and a stuttering global economy, can this continue?

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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