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Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Mexico March 25, 2014

Emerging markets down but not out

Political upheavals and the tapering of QE have hit emerging markets hard, but some investors are highlighting the attractive valuations and long-term opportunities available in these economies

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA March 24, 2014

Swiss banks reeling as US tax deal begins to bite

Swiss banks are seeing their reputations take a battering as they face up to US charges of tax evasion, yet they have no option but to comply with the authorities

Ineke Valke, Theodoor Gilissen
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Mexico March 4, 2014

Should investors still favour emerging economies?

Ineke Valke of Theodoor Gilissen and BlackRock’s Jeff Shen discuss the role emerging markets should be playing in portfolios

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

Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Brazil 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

Catherine Weir, Citi
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA November 29, 2013

Citi senses opportunity in rise of next generation

Citi’s Catherine Weir believes the vast wealth due to be passed from one generation to the next over the coming decade presents a huge opportunity for family offices and wealth managers

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

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