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Adrian Brass, Fidelity

Value abounds despite fears of double dip

Uncertainty over whether we are in a double dip recession or a mid-cycle slowdown is spooking the markets, but the valuations of solid US companies are extremely attractive to investors. Ceri Jones reports.

Wolfgang Leoni, Sal Oppenheim

Rebalancing for the new world order

Wealth managers need to fundamentally re-evaluate the way they assess risk as traditional methods of diversification are unlikely to offer much protection in a world significantly altered by the financial crisis, writes Elisa Trovato

Joanne Warner, FirstState

Uncertain outlook brings return to volatility

As government stimulus packages draw to a close, commodity prices have fallen, and continued demand from the emerging markets, and China in particular, is of increasing importance to the sector. Ceri Jones reports.

Burkhard Varnholt, Bank Sarasin

ESG principles move into the mainstream

As awareness of climate change issues increase, providers of SRI products are enjoying increased demand, with investors attracted by the impressive returns these vehicles have displayed. Ceri Jones reports.

John Bennett, ManGroup

Providing a safe pair of hands

Whether targeting traditional institutional investors or private banks, hedge fund providers must be able to demonstrate high levels of transparency, liquidity and service, reports Yuri Bender.

Patel Pinakin, JPMorgan

Thai value amongst political turbulence

Despite the political turmoil, Thailand remains attractive in terms of investment potential, although foreign investors may prefer other countries in the region that appear to be more stable, writes Elliot Smither.

Deborah Fuhr, BGI

Product quality threatened by lack of transparency

The European ETF industry may be booming, but confusion over product definitions and a fragmented marketplace could hit their expansion into the retail sector, writes Elisa Trovato.

Andy Halford, Kleinwort Benson

Renewed appetite for structured solutions as worries disappear

With equity based investments back in demand, structured products are once again attracting investors, although concerns about liquidity mean transparency and simplicity are at a premium, writes Ceri Jones.

Nicolas de Skowronski, Bank Julius Baer

Backing the right horse

The premise behind thematic investing, picking the long-term winners from global trends such as reducing carbon emissions and ageing populations, strikes a chord with wealthy investors, writes Elisa Trovato

Scott Thompson, ETF Securities

Heading in the right direction?

Exchange traded funds continue to prove incredibly popular, writes Elisa Trovato, but as the evolution in this space brings the possibility of more complex products, are these developments really in clients’ interest?

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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