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The Impact of US Growth and a Strong US Dollar on Emerging Markets

#thanksobama US unemployment has dropped from 10% in late 2009 to 5.5% in February 2015, and the US Dollar is on a record growth streak. While that is good news for US firms and US investors looking to acquire ex-US, … Continue reading

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Colombia grew by 4.6% in 2014, driven by construction and consumption – LatAm Trends

Colombia’s DANE (el departamento administrativo national de estadistica) confirmed GDP (producto interno bruto) growth of 4.6% in 2014, despite the price decline for oil. Mining and energy was the drag, shrinking by 0.2%. Brazil on the other hand has to … Continue reading

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China Investment Corporation – It pays to invest overseas… and in equities

The picture is simple. Sovereign funds, in Asia-Pacific and the world at large, act as a leading indicators for the investment management industry. They have long-term capital to play with and are willing to take calculated risks in alignment (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Monaco Fund Forum 2013: Lights, Camera, Action…

Where to begin… the Monaco Fund Forum International 2013, the largest asset management conference in the world, was another milestone. Featuring Sir Bob Geldof along with hundreds of CEOs worldwide, conference director Jenny Adams went out on a limb and … Continue reading

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Largest pension fund worldwide, GPIF, increases equities and foreign allocations

The largest pension fund globally, Japan’s GPIF, is increasing equity allocations and foreign investments at the expense of fixed income to move into riskier assets. It’s part of what the media has called “Abenomics”, the not too creative neologism of … Continue reading

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Changing paradigm for HNW investing: don’t bring sand to the beach

Younger HNW investors are much more comfortable investing in tangible assets than in stocks and other traditional asset classes. U.S. Trust in its annual Wealth and Worth study discovers a number of surprising and counterintuitive trends among HNW investors. For … Continue reading

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Multi-Convergence: BlackRock buys private equity real estate specialist MGPA – Asia focus

The era of multi-convergence. We have seen KKR/Schwab, GCS/ICBC/Dexia, Franklin Templeton/K2, Principal/Liongate, and many more examples of traditional and alternative convergence. This week BlackRock bought private equity real estate firm MGPA to boost its Asia and Europe presence, doubling its … Continue reading

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