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From Asset Allocation / ETFs March 7, 2019

Private View: 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?

Claire Perryman, SPDR
From Asset Allocation / ETFs February 27, 2019

ETFs brace for shift in investment landscape

Passive ETFs have enjoyed a QE-fuelled bull market for years. As the economic cycle winds down, will they continue to see inflows, or could smart beta strategies finally come of age?

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From Asset Allocation February 25, 2019

Global Asset Tracker: Macro mega trends strike chord with wealthy clients

Investments identifying long-term themes, such as the rise of technology and changing demographics, are popular among private banking clients 

Robin Geffen, Neptune
From Asset Allocation / Equity February 1, 2019

Fintech on Friday: Investors underweight tech stocks

Technology is disrupting almost every industry, yet most investors are underexposed to tech stocks. Do recent corrections provide a buying opportunity?

Lee Wong, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 17, 2018

ESG and private equity dominate Far Eastern family forum debate

Family offices across Asia are building networks of like-minded individuals in order to swap ideas and find investment partners   

Fahad Kamal, Kleinwort Hambros
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 17, 2018

Promise of a smoother ride boosts interest in alternatives

Alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds promise returns that are uncorrelated to increasingly turbulent public markets. Should those who can gain access be boosting allocations?

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From Asset Allocation / ETFs November 16, 2018

Demand for smarter, more sustainable ETFs on the up

PWM travelled to the shores of Lake Geneva to meet prominent figures in the Swiss asset management and private banking space for a discussion on the latest exchange traded fund trends and developments, including demand for more dynamic strategies and growing interest in sustainable solutions 

Keyu Jin, LSE
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 14, 2018

Trade war a symptom of changing relationship between China and the US

In the short-term, the trade spat with the US could prove damaging to China, but the picture changes further down the line

Andrew Balls, Pimco
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 26, 2018

Investors keep powder dry as bonds enter the unknown

With yields higher than they have been in years, bonds are once again an interesting option for income-seeking investors, but there are fears what rising rates and an end to QE might mean for the asset class

Rick Rieder, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 6, 2018

BlackRock bonds boss warns markets suffer from tunnel vision

BlackRock’s global fixed income CIO Rick Rieder talks Turkey, ESG, liquidity and big data

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