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Monique Meils, Kinetic Partners

Balance is key to whistleblowing programs

Monique Melis (pictured), Global Head of Consulting at Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm comments on whistle blowers… »


Phil Griffiths, CEO of JP Fund Administration in Singapore

JP Fund Administration – Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator

JP Fund Administration is part of the JP Funds Group with offices located in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Singapore and representation in Australia. »


commodities

Extreme weather driving commodities

Commodities, as measured by the DJUBS Commodities Index, have returned 8.3% year to date to 6 March. This strong performance was driven by one factor – weather, say Alastair Baker and Patrick Brenner, Fund Managers, Schroders… »


Dollar bills

21st Century solution to wealth management

Clients today are demanding more wealth management products, their expectations fed by the technology-enhanced customer experience they have grown accustomed to receiving from innovative organisations, says Patrick J O' Brien, Business Journalist… »


Ariel Bezalel, manager, Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund

Bank deleveraging: a multi-year investment opportunity

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing process of bank recapitalisation presents a compelling opportunity for bond investors, says Ariel Bezalel (pictured), manager of the Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund… »


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Budget 2014 springs some surprises for the stock market

Following Wednesday’s UK Budget, fund managers at Schroders share their thoughts on how this will impact the market… »


Andrew Cole, Investment Director of the Global Multi Asset Group, Baring Asset Management

Crimea situation is an increasing source of risk for global economy

The geopolitical tensions surrounding the situation in Crimea, the Russian response and the consequent sanctions imposed by Western nations present an increasing source of risk within the global economy, says Andrew Cole (pictured), Investment Director of the Global Multi Asset Group at Baring Asset Management… »


Stephen Anness, Invesco Perpetual

Global equities rebound amid capex rise

Stephen Anness, Global Equities Fund Manager at Invesco Perpetual, comments on recent movements in global equity markets… »


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UK interest rate hike looms sooner than expected

Don’t rule out a UK rate rise in 2014, says Thant Han, portfolio manager at US-based Standish, a BNY Mellon company. Meanwhile, a mid-2015 interest-rate hike looks more likely for the US as ‘tapering’ remains on track… »


Roland Khounlivong, GoldMoney

Precious metals re-assert their safe haven status but canny investors wait it out

As the gold price rose amid safe haven buying from the tension in Ukraine, GoldMoney customers waited out the rush with the bulk of precious metal purchases occurring after the main market moves, says Roland Khounlivong, Head of Dealing at the online precious metals trader… »


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