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Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 20, 2016

Hedge funds miss out on appetite for alternatives

Yield-starved investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes towards alternatives. Hedge funds are benefitting from this trend, but have some way to go to convince a sceptical audience of their worth 

Didier Duret, ABN Amro
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management December 14, 2016

Trump win casts shadow over emerging markets’ prospects

President-elect Donald Trump’s protectionist policies have rattled investors in emerging markets, but fundamentals in many countries remain sound and the recent volatility could present a buying opportunity

Emmanuel Lumineau, Brickvest
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives December 2, 2016

Crowdfunding comes to the property sector

The BrickVest platform is one of the first to use technology to democratise the real estate market, opening up what were once institutional-only assets to a wider audience

Mads Pedersen, UBS Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 10, 2016

US election fallout: where do the investment opportunities lie?

Many investment professionals are surprisingly upbeat on the impact the upcoming Trump presidency will have on markets, sensing buying opportunities amid the uncertainty

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 10, 2016

Financial world braces itself for period of uncertainty following Trump victory

Investors must be aware of heightened political risks following Donald Trump’s win in the US election, including keeping an eye on developments in Europe

Gemma Godfrey, Moola
From Asset Allocation / ETFs November 4, 2016

Customer experience must be central to banks’ online offerings

The digital revolution has created new, higher standards that customers now expect as the norm in all areas of their lives. But in too many cases the investment industry is struggling to match expectations

James Athey, Aberdeen
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 20, 2016

Investors urged to rethink role of fixed income

Given the low yield environment, fixed income investing is less able to play its traditional role. But rather than taking on more risk to hunt for yield, should bonds be used in a more defensive manner to diversify portfolios? 

Rogerio Pessoa, BTG Pactual
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 30, 2016

Brazil turnaround will set Latin America on road to recovery

With a new government in place, Brazil looks set to leave its economic woes behind, which bodes well for the region as a whole

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 23, 2016

Learning to live with heightened political risk

Brexit, the US election and the rise of populism are just some of the geopolitical risks stalking global markets. How significant are these threats, and how should private portfolios be positioned in response?

Nick Melhuish, Amundi
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 23, 2016

US equities hit record highs as fears over recession fade

Fears of an imminent US recession have abated and recent economic data looks strong, but is the country really in as good a shape as its record-breaking equity markets would suggest?

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