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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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iPad marketing lessons, brand and communication

Whether Steve Jobs again turns an industry upside down with the iPad remains to be seen, but he clearly showcased management leadership and basic marketing lessons today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (side note – interesting choice of … Continue reading

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The Decade in Asset Management

Not exactly a relaxed decade for the world – a very partial alphabetical list includes: Abu Ghraib, American Idol, Anthrax, Arthur Anderson (see Enron, see Tiger), Bear Stearns, Blackout in NY, Bali bombs, Bernie Ebbers, Burma cyclone, Bush (43), China earthquake, Color-coded … Continue reading

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Global metatrends in the asset management industry – vlog

I just flew into Zurich from the Middle East from and for speaking engagements at industry conferences and management board offsites. The most meaningful observations for the industry going forward are meta-trends that will fundamentally change how companies take advantage … Continue reading

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Middle East Asset Management Opportunities

With $2 trillion in investable assets, a young population and low household penetration of mutual funds, what are the key criteria for a more sustainable Middle East asset management business post-crisis? Today I gave a keynote speech at the Fund … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg & Chindonesia

$250 billion in net flows to equity and fixed-income funds in the first half of 2009, the best performance for stocks in any quarter since the late 1990s and the 20th consecutive week of positive long-term mutual fund flows through … Continue reading

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