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William Sels, UK Head of Investment Strategy, HSBC Private Bank

China – much fuss about very little

Mon, 16/04/2012 - 17:17

Willem Sels (pictured), UK Head of Investment Strategy at HSBC Private Bank on how recent data still points to a soft landing scenario in China… »

John Redwood, Evercore Pan-Asset

A tale of two countries

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 14:16

John Redwood, chairman of Evercore Pan-Asset’s Investment Committee on efforts by the UK and Spanish governments to rebalance their respective economies… »

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Handling the multi-counterparty liability issue in a real-time framework

Tue, 10/04/2012 - 09:27

One of the biggest challenges for fund managers right now is the issue of dealing with multiple counterparties and its impact on performance, cost of carry and on providing transparency across asset classes, says portfolio accounting software specialist Advent… »


PE firms prowling world class diamond assets

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 12:32

Diamonds are emerging as a robust alternative investment asset class, says Fusion Alternatives… »

Yannick Naud, French portfolio manager, Geldevon King Asset Management

Election uncertainty impacts French bank valuations

Thu, 29/03/2012 - 12:30

French banks’ valuations are being weighed down by uncertainties over the French presidential election, says Yannick Naud (pictured), French Portfolio Manager at Glendevon King Asset Management in London… »

Ralf Oberbannscheidt, portfolio manager, DWS Invest Global Agribusiness

Strong performance from supply chain and infrastructure in Brazil offer opportunities for agribusiness investors

Wed, 28/03/2012 - 13:05

Recent volatility in food and commodity prices can be attributed to global growth in population and per capita incomes, increasing world consumption of animal products, rising energy prices and growing global bio-fuel production, depreciation of the US dollar and slower growth in agricultural productivity. Ralf Oberbannscheidt (pictured), portfolio manager, DWS Invest Global Agribusiness, believes that research and education provide the solutions to combat these long term issues, meet the food needs facing the twenty-first century, and provide returns for investors… »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Fund of hedge funds industry is all about niches

Tue, 27/03/2012 - 13:45

Don Steinbrugge, managing member of third-party marketing firm Agecroft Partners, says that in a highly competitive marketplace with more than 2,000 funds of hedge funds, firms can defy current industry headwinds and raise assets successfully by identifying a market niche within three areas: strategy focus, fund structure and investor segment. »

Chris Cummings, CEO, TheCityUK

Budget provides grounds for optimism

Wed, 21/03/2012 - 16:21

Chris Cummings, CEO of TheCityUK, welcomes UK Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget Statement… »

Matthew Reinhard, Miller & Chevalier

Investing in trouble – the risks to hedge funds of international corruption

Sun, 11/03/2012 - 10:20

To date hedge funds have largely escaped the impact of the increasing scope and aggressive enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, Matthew Reinhard, a member at Washington, DC law firm Miller & Chevalier, argues that hedge fund firms must monitor two large FCPA risk areas: inbound investment into and outbound investment by the fund… »

Rupert Worsdale, partner, Maitland

SA budget commits to a broad investment manager exemption

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 10:30

A welcome inclusion in South Africa’s national budget on Wednesday was a further commitment to a broad-based investment manager exemption, says Rupert Worsdale (pictured), partner with Maitland, London… »

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