Asia's growing interest in physical gold
Seamus Donoghue of Allocated Bullion Solutions explains how investing in physical gold is distinctly different from investing in the commodity through an ETF - and outlines how there is growing demand among investors in Asia for physical gold.
Being an effective investor
Philip Cheng of The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology explains some of the techniques and decision-making processes that investors should follow.
How to avoid 'investment sharks'
Philip Cheng of The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology talks about his new book "Taming the Money Sharks: 8 Super-Easy Stock Investment Maxims".
A sensible approach to income investing
Jonathan Liang of AllianceBernstein explains some key principles and guidelines for investors looking at income-generating products and strategies for their portfolios - given current trends and volatility.
Pocketing Asia's opportunities through ETFs
Recent volatility in global markets has many product providers fretting over dwindling risk-appetite among investors. However, Tobias Bland, chief executive officer at Enhanced Investment Products (EIP) has identified pockets of opportunity to outperform the market in a low risk and low cost manner. Bland tells Hubbis about his firm's offering, the growing appeal of ETFs and how Asia is where the opportunities lie.
How to enhance the product offering in Indonesia
A greater focus on asset allocation, combined with more education and targeted advice about how the products on offer can meet individual needs and expectations, is required to develop product platforms in Indonesia, said panelists at Hubbis' Indonesian Wealth Management Forum 2013 in Jakarta in late October.
An alternative edge for wealth professionals
One way wealth management professionals can distinguish themselves is through broad, yet in-depth knowledge that enables them to provide more holistic advice to clients. Chartered alternative investment analyst association's (CAIA's) chief executive officer & co-founder, Florence Lombard, and managing director Asia Pacific & EMEA, Joanne Murphy, talk about their offering and the traction the qualification is gaining globally .
Assessing Asia's DPM potential
Asia lags Europe and the US when it comes to discretionary portfolio management (DPM). Panelists at the Hubbis Asian Wealth Management Forum 2013 in Singapore in late September gave their views on predicted growth rates, questioning the significance of DPM and highlighting factors that will boost its popularity in the region.
Protecting wealth amidst investment uncertainty
Speaking at the Hubbis Asian Wealth Management Forum 2013 in Singapore in late September - Johnny Heng of Coutts looks at how investors can protect their wealth amidst so much uncertainty.
Servicing the Asian appetite for specialist investments
Christian Pauli of Fine Art Logistics looks at the growing appetite for luxury items such as art, precious metals, precious stones and other tangible assets, in turn creating a need for safe storage.
Opting for ETFs and index funds
Rahul Bhalla of Vanguard Investments discusses the use of ETFs and index funds within portfolios, and the role of passive investments more generally.
Economic challenges and investment opportunities in India
Sunil Asnani of Matthews Asia talks about why Indian markets are experiencing turbulence, the investment opportunities in this climate and his views on currency volatility of the Indian rupee.
The alternative asset space in India
Rajesh Iyer of Kotak Mahindra Bank gives his perspective on the Indian alternative assets space.
A focus on real estate income in India
Indian investors have been exploring different ways of investing in real estate over the past six to seven years, starting with high risk/return private equity type real estate funds in 2007/08 and mezzanine and non-convertible debt last year to lower risk investments into pre-leased commercial assets. The industry just hasn't developed a framework to evaluate and classify these investments into various asset classes systematically, which has sometimes led to mis-guided return expectations and investor disappointment.
Alternatives need research and education in India
By definition, alternatives are complicated and illiquid, and their role in investment portfolios can be to provide high returns or lower volatility. However, there is a long way to go for everyone in the value chain, from the manufacturers which have to build up credible track records, to product gatekeepers who need to do better due diligence, to relationship managers who need to explain the products better to clients, and to investors who need to be educated on such investments.
Changing investor behaviour amid market turmoil
Investor appetite has changed due to volatile markets - from complex products to simpler investment vehicles. Ajit Menon of DSP BlackRock introduces the new initiative the firm has taken in educating Indian investors amid the unstable investing environment.
Alternatives - a new exotic asset class in India
Sriram Iyer of Religare Macquarie shares his views on alternative assets such as real estate, and the approaches the industry should take when performing due diligence on alternatives.
The importance of global diversification
Sankaran Naren of ICICI Prudential Asset Management explains the importance of global exposure in portfolio management - lowering correlations between assets is a crucial step in reducing portfolio risk.
Alternative funds offer scope for product innovation in India
High net worth investors in India are interested in investing in alternatives to get higher returns and diversify away from traditional equities and debt.
Understanding multi-asset investing
Bernd Meyer of Commerzbank explains multi-asset investing, including how it works, the drivers and applications for it, and also various approaches to achieving it.
Applying Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance
Frank Ashe, part-time Associate Professor at the Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, and a risk management consultant, explains the concept of Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance (CPPI), and its relevance and application for investors.
A role for trade finance
Gerry Afentakis, head of corporate development at EuroFin Asia Group, talks to Hubbis about trade finance as an asset class, and his firm's role within the market.
Survival of the fittest: asset managers
Arne Hilke of Morningstar talks about the evolution of asset management businesses in the US and Asia, and also Morningstar's role in the wealth management space.
Indian wealth firms extend service to real estate
The wealth management industry has typically provided services related to financial products, but it is increasingly finding ways to extend its services to the largest asset class - real estate.
Smart beta - old concept, new packaging
Frank Ashe, part-time Associate Professor at the Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, and a risk management consultant, explains the concept of "smart beta", and its relevance and application for investors.
Positioning for evolving appetite in insurance solutions
Alison Brown, regional head of business development at Manulife Asia Wealth Management, talks to Hubbis about how the organisation is responding to trends in demand and distribution relating to the product offering in Asia.
Taking advantage of the equity market rally
David Schmid of EFG Financial Products explains how the firm's new Bonus Certificate can help to give investors exposure to the upside in the current equities rally whilst still protecting on the downside.
Understanding investment trends in Thailand
As Thailand's wealth management market continues to develop, investors are likely to be increasingly interested in investing overseas, to diversify their portfolios. But they face various regulatory restrictions.
Principal investments and private equity in Asia
James Mak of Macquarie Capital looks at how to access principal investments and private equity in key Asian markets.
Opportunities for investing in India
Amit Shah of IIFL Capital discusses the opportunities India presents to investors, and what they must consider in the process.