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Unlocking a world of opportunities

 
Timothy Heffer, Skagen Funds

With an ever-expanding investment universe open to private investors, identifying the right global strategy for clients can be extremely difficult, while providing the toolkit to access opportunities and hedge against risk is also a challenge.

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Exchange traded funds: is it time for greater transparency?

PWM invited seven leading figures to discuss the different uses of ETFs in the European wealth management space and the major hurdles the industry must still overcome.

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Exchange traded funds: is it time for greater transparency?

 

Pwm invited seven leading figures to discuss the different uses of ETFs in the European wealth management space and the major hurdles the industry must still overcome.

Structured products back in the limelight

With investors’ confidence returning in recent months, appetite for structured products, which were almost fatally wounded by the financial crisis, is on the rise

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Allowing investors a smaller bite of the private equity apple

Private equity allows investors the chance to get at opportunities not available through public markets and funds of funds can provide a more affordable way in

An opportunity too good to miss

Emerging markets should form a bigger allocation in client portfolios according to a number of private bankers, but there are several ways into the market

Alexander Scurlock, Fidelity

Bright spots may yet cloud over

Investors have been largely underweight European equities of late, but inflows are improving with optimism driven by strong earnings growth in the North. However, there are worries that this may not be a long-term trend, writes Ceri Jones

Concerns drive search for alternative access

With worries over inflation and unrest in the Arab world, fund selectors are looking to move away from the big emerging market funds and towards other ways of accessing developing countries’ growth. Elisa Trovato reports

Farley Thomas, HSBC

Innovative providers rise to challenge of an expanding market

As the European ETF industry continues to grow, providers are looking to more niche areas to gather new assets. However, with so many players in the market, is there potential for consolidation?

Iris Chen, China AMC

Asian players with a Western appetite

Western private banks may be looking East, but Asian managers are also looking to raise their profiles and gather assets from the US and Europe, writes Yuri Bender

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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