May 2012

LighbulbThe country's asset managers have been rationalising and strengthening their existing fund ranges. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

Money_housesThomas Richter, CEO at Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management, talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about regaining investors' trust after the financial crisis.

MagicianGermany's fund launches fell to a record low last year. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

Panic on the streets of Zurich, Bern, Geneva and Pfäffikon, to misquote the 1980s British indie band, The Smiths. Switzerland, the land of the light touch, is set to become the land of the heavy hand.

Ives_PerrierReducing risk and complexity has been Yves Perrier' key contribution to Amundi, one of Europe's five largest asset managers, he tells Nick Fitzpatrick. A background in banking helped him see this need.

HorsesA renaissance in manufacturing, boosted by cheap energy, is firing up the US economy and raising stock prices. But can America survive its looming debt problem? George Mitton reports.

Jim_RossJim Ross has been with State Street ever since it launched the first US-listed exchange-traded fund in 1993. He is now head of the company's $300-billion ETF business, SPDR. He talks to George Mitton.

Gold_barsInvestors riding the gold price hit a few bumps recently, but ETFs and other exchange-traded products investing in the sector have seen strong inflows. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at market sentiment.

DiversificationPension schemes are turning to a set of funds that spread their risk across a wide range of assets. But with naming conventions still vague, investors must do their due diligence to be sure what they are investing in. George Mitton reports.

ColonadeAdvisers in the high-net-worth sector give Nick Fitzpatrick insight into how they are managing their clients' investments against the shifting background of risk. Feelings are mixed over gold but there are signs of optimism for equities.

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