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Alternatives swing back into style

The wealth management industry appears to be redefining risk, with hedge funds becoming the defensive asset of choice

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Gold unlikely to lose its lustre as a safe haven

Gold prices may be extremely high, but fears over the global economy should see the commodity continue to attract nervous investors

Brazil learning to cope with growing pains

Brazil makes for a compelling medium to long-term investment opportunity, but the country must first overcome high rates of inflation and the effects of a strong currency

Value abounds amid American gloom

The US maybe suffering from slowing growth and worries over the national debt but falling equity prices are creating opportunities for adventurous stock pickers

Lars Kalbreier, Credit Suisse Private Banking

Are ETFs suitable for all investors?

Lars Kalbreier, Global head of investment funds & ETFs, Credit Suisse Private Banking, and Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith, debate the role exchange traded funds should play in client portfolios

Arjuna Mahendran, HSBC Private Bank

Emerging market strategies move to core status

Emerging markets are now firmly at the centre of investors’ portfolios, but opinion remains divided as how best to harness the rapid growth seen across the developing world

Investing in regional expertise

Domestic and international groups are boosting their operations across Asia, but both agree that local knowledge is imperative

Kwang-Meng Quek, Citi Private Bank

Non-core properties offer best opportunities

As real estate becomes more global, investors must be careful how best to gain exposure, particularly when looking at non-core properties, which carry an element of risk but are attractively priced at present

Yonghao Pu, UBS

Forward-thinking needed to capture China’s shifting focus

China’s rapidly expanding economy is constantly evolving, and investors must manage this transition from an export-led to a more diversified, consumer-driven market

Focus turns towards high yield debt

The all time highs enjoyed by corporate bonds over the past couple of years may be over, but the sector still offers attractive yield-based returns

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