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Manuela D'Onofrio, Unicredit

East vs West in global equity allocations

Unicredit’s Manuela D’Onofrio and Lim Say Boon from DBS discuss whether investors should head to developed or emerging markets in their global equity allocations

Evgenios Evgeniou, PwC

Will Cyprus survive as an international financial centre?

Evgenios C. Evgeniou of PricewaterhouseCoopers and MilleniumAssociates' Ray Soudah debate the island's future

Bill McQuaker, Henderson

Go for growth or value in the equity space?

Henderson's Bill McQuaker and BNP Paribas' Florent Bronès discuss whether investors looking to equities should head for growth or value-orientated stocks

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Should clients plunge into high yield?

Willem Sels (left), UK Head of Investment Strategy at HSBC Private Bank, and Peter Branner, global CIO, SEB Asset Management, argue about the role high yield should play in client portfolios

Robert Farago, Schroders

Should investors favour European or US equities?

Robert Farago of Schroders Private Bank (left) and Oliver Gregson from Barclays debate whether investors should head for European or US equities

François Reyl, Reyl and Cie

Making the case for private banking in Switzerland and Singapore

François Reyl, CEO of Reyl and Cie (left) and Lombard Odier’s Vincent Duhamel discuss what the future holds for private banking in Switzerland and Singapore

Didier Duret, ABN Amro

What buying opportunies have been created by the eurozone crisis?

Didier Duret, Chief Investment Officer at ABN Amro Private Banking (left) and Alan Higgins, Chief investment officer at Coutts private bank, debate whether the turmoil in the eurozone should see investors heading for equities or buying bonds

Bart Turtelboom, GLG Emerging Markets

Is long only the best way into emerging markets?

Bart Turtelboom, Co-manager at GLG Emerging Markets, and Harald Espedal, Investment Director at Skagen Funds, discuss whether a long-only investment strategy is the only way to approach emerging market equities 

Frank Frecentese, Citi

Do hedge funds have a place in client portfolios?

Francis Frecentese (left), global head of hedge fund research at Citi Private Bank, and  Burkhard Varnholt, CIO and head of asset management products and sales at Bank Sarasin, debate the role hedge funds should play in client portfolios

Xavier Denis, Societe Generale

Should investors go for growth or play it safe?

Xavier Denis, chief economist-strategist at Société Générale Private Banking (left), and Dirk Wiedmann, head of investments at Rothschild Wealth Management, debate whether now is the time for investors to be looking to grow their assets, or should they be playing it safe?

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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