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Christina Alfonso, Madeira Global

Impact investing: making a difference while turning a profit

Impact investing seeks to create both social and environmental change alongside a financial return, but can these two ever go hand in hand or is this just philanthropy by another name?

Jan Dehn, Ashmore

Can election fever prove harmful to investors?

A number of the biggest developing economies have scheduled elections this year but just how big an impact do these polls have on markets?

Amin Rajan, Create

Russia's fading appeal as an investment destination

Investors consider Russia to be a "one trick pony" dependent on its natural resources

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank

Hedge funds pressed into new role

The perception of hedge funds, once seen as the exciting but risky rock stars of investment management, is changing, with these vehicles now perceived as offering a more dependable route to increasing portfolio returns

Nicolas Campiche, Pictet

Rebooting the risk curve

With interest rate rises on the horizon, bonds are unlikely to retain their traditional role of protecting capital in portfolios – meaning investors must take on greater risk both within fixed income and by raising allocations to other asset classes

Tony Stenning, BlackRock

Multi-asset funds promise private clients a smoother ride

Attracted by the lower volatility that multi-asset funds can bring for investors, both asset managers and private clients are increasingly using them as building blocks in their portfolios

Chloé Koos Dunand, Pictet

Should investors hang onto their pots of gold?

Pictet’s Chloé Koos Dunand and Ani Markova of Smith & Williamson discuss what role gold should be playing in portfolios

Bolko Hohaus, Lombard Odier

Preparing portfolios for the next wave of disruption

Disruptive technologies can revolutionise the way entire industries operate, but are investors better off trying to pick out the new kids on the block or avoid those on the way down?

Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank

Emerging markets down but not out

Political upheavals and the tapering of QE have hit emerging markets hard, but some investors are highlighting the attractive valuations and long-term opportunities available in these economies

Gautam Chadda, RBC Wealth Management

The hunt for income based solutions in a land of low yields

Investors are desperate for yield to fulfil their needs but in order to do so they must be convinced to take on more risk, which can cause headaches for their advisers

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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