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Yaroslav Lissovolik, Deutsche Bank

Taming the Russian bear

Western institutions are queuing up to invest in Russian equities, believing them undervalued, but local entrepreneurs are much more sceptical about the risks involved

Factoring in the environment

With a growing population and climate change putting pressure on natural resources, asset managers are having to factor ESG issues into their investment decisions

Passive investments thrive in harsh climate

ETFs continue to go from strength to strength, with investors wary of high active management fees attracted by the flexibility and breadth of coverage of these passive products

Lyxor research reveals stark performance differentials

Investors are warming to alternative investments, but providing clients with ample performance data can help them decide which strategies to adopt, according to Lyxor

Structuring solutions to market volatility

Volatility is making traditional vanilla structured products too expensive, but there is rising demand for auto-callables which bring both upside and protection

The next generation of custom indices

Frank Copplestone, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, looks at how the range of custom indices available from structured product providers has evolved over recent years to reflect the changing needs of investors

Attractive yields outweigh the risk

Most commentators believe that high yield bonds offer significant opportunities to investors as they have priced in a worst-case scenario that is unlikely to occur

Gavin Ralston, Schroders

Is Ucits suitable for hedge funds?

Gavin Ralston, Chairman of EMEA & Global Head of Product at Schroders (left), and Dermot Butler, Chairman at Custom House Group, discuss whether or not Ucits funds suit hedge fund strategies

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UK economy faces stormy outlook

CCLA Investment Management’s CIO, James Bevan, explains why the UK needs major economic growth to tackle its debt mountain

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank

Making headway in portfolio management

Today’s world of low expected growth and extreme market volatility means building a diversified portfolio with a long-term oulook is more important than ever

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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