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Marino Valensise, chief investment officer, Baring Asset Management

US can be catalyst for global growth despite poor start to 2013

Wed, 28/11/2012 - 14:00

On-going issues in the Eurozone and the looming US ‘fiscal cliff’ will create an uncertain environment for investors until the beginning of 2013, according to Marino Valensise, chief investment office at Baring Asset Management (Barings). However, Barings believes that improving fundamentals around the US housing market, a potential shift in sentiment towards the US’s vast natural gas reserves, appetite from US pension funds for emerging market equities and debt and stabilization of fundamentals in China could help the global economy and provide the necessary catalysts for growth and for a positive market dynamic… »

Jonathan Heaney, partner, Walkers, Jersey

International finance centres and the student accommodation opportunity

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 12:36

Jonathan Heaney (pictured), a partner with international law firm Walkers in Jersey, says the collaboration and flexibility available in the island hold the key to attracting private investment structures to capitalise on one of the few investment areas consistently to deliver capital growth and steady income in recent years. »

Ruth Lea, Arbuthnot Banking Group

The Autumn Statement: taking stock

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 15:06

Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, discusses aspects of the forthcoming Autumn Statement, due on 5 December… »

Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Head of Strategy at ING IM

US is heading for a fiscal cliff hanger

Wed, 21/11/2012 - 13:19

The US fiscal cliff is for now the major tail risk still on the table, says Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Head of Strategy at ING IM… »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

HSBC settles Dublin lawsuit, Paris-based UCITS fund accelerates into automotive stocks, Signet Group launches high income bond platform…

Sun, 18/11/2012 - 17:21

The automotive sector is revving up interest with fund managers such as Paris-based Charles-Henri Neme, whose EUR400million Exane Funds 1 – Ceres A fund is targeting automotive stocks to increase cyclical exposure and piggyback on emerging market growth trends reported Citywire Global this week. »

Daniela Klasén-Martin, DCG Luxembourg

Challenges for asset managers in SIF risk requirements

Sun, 18/11/2012 - 17:03

DCG Luxembourg managing director Daniela Klasén-Martin (pictured) says the new risk management requirements introduced by this year’s revision of the grand duchy’s SIF law are only the start for asset managers that fall within the scope of the EU’s AIFM Directive… »

Wind farm

Coalition confusion over wind farms is backward looking

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 15:30

The recent confusion and lack of direction from the Westminster Government may cause the UK to slide towards the bottom of the renewable energy production capacity table in Europe, says Luca Concone, CEO of the Real Asset Energy Fund… »

Alok Misra, co-founder and principal of Navatar Group

Navatar pushing cloud-based technology to provide alternative investment managers with comprehensive data integration

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 08:03

US-based Navatar Group is a leading provider of cloud computing for Wall Street firms, but increasingly that client base is widening out to alternative investment managers as they start to fully appreciate the benefits of cloud systems and how they can streamline their operations. »

Jian Shi Cortesi, fund manager of the JB Chindonesia Fund at Swiss & Global Asset Management

Chinese equities historically cheap – new government will continue to support economy

Sat, 10/11/2012 - 10:03

Chinese equities are starting to catch up after underperforming the global market for two years, says Jian Shi Cortesi (pictured), fund manager of the JB Chindonesia Fund at Swiss & Global Asset Management… »

Virginie Maisonneuve, Head of Global and International Equities, Schroders

Global investors should care about China’s new leader

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 17:58

Schroders’ Virginie Maisonneuve (pictured), Head of Global and International Equities comments on the once-in-a-decade leadership transition in China, which is set to be unveiled at the party conference. The implications for China and the global economy are significant and that the change should bring relief to Chinese equity markets… »

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