Radical shakeup of Swiss private banks needed
Swiss private banks are failing to address rapidly declining profitability and are too focused on defensive measures to implement a radical transformation that will allow them to generate competitive advantage and sustainable growth, says KPMG.
Investors switch to trackers in European equity markets
Following the French elections, investors have swapped actively managed single country equity funds for index trackers.
US equity CAPE at a 13-year high – time to sell?
The cyclically adjusted P/E ratio of the S&P 500 is at its highest level since 2004. What does that say about return prospects for US equities going forward? Gabriel Bartholdi, head of asset allocation at Swiss consultancy firm Wellershoff & Partners, gives his view.
Interview – Laurent Truchi and his quest for passion
What do you look for in a fund manager? Laurent Truchi of Edmond de Rothschild believes it’s primarily one thing that counts: passion.
Wilhelm Zehender on the trade-offs between liq alts and hedge funds – Part 1 of 2
In this video interview, Wilhelm Zehender, a fund analyst at VP Fund solutions in Liechtenstein, explains why he has started investing in alternative Ucits funds alongside his traditional hedge fund portfolio. He also reflects on the returns he has made on his investments…
Wilhem Zehender on the trade-offs between liq alts and hedge funds – Part 2 of 2
In part two of this interview, Wilhelm Zehender lines out how much of his client’s portfolios are invested in absolute return funds, and how he keeps hunting for new strategies as more and more hedge fund managers set up funds in Ucits format.