Wealth Management

Choosing an investment strategy: Learn from advisors’ experience

Learning from others’ experience is something that investors as well as advisors should spend more time and attention on, says Brown Brothers Harriman’s Scott Clemons

Dramatic valuation increases in the equity markets mean investors are taking on more risk, says Scott Clemons, Chief Investment Strategist for Brown Brothers Harriman. He explains a recent trend in asset allocation from fixed income to equities, and how i...

South Africa’s retirement fund reforms

Broadening participation and reducing the burden on the state are key to South Africa’s retirement reforms, says Argon Asset Management’s Mothobi Seseli

Retirement fund industry reform has been a hard-pressed objective in South Africa. Mothobi Seseli, CEO of Argon Asset Management, discusses the objectives behind South Africa's reforms, Argon Asset Management's role in the process, and his hopes for the f...

Amundi on finding the positives in negative interest rates

The adoption of negative interest rates poses fresh challenges for asset managers looking to make good on long-term investments, Amundi’s Pierre Cailleteau tells World Finance

Unprecedented economic challenges have forced central banks across the globe to rethink previously held assumptions about what’s possible in terms of policy and, in economies tied down by stagnant growth and rising unemployment, policymakers are courtin...

South Africa’s retirement fund reforms

Broadening participation and reducing the burden on the state are key to South Africa’s retirement reforms, says Argon Asset Management’s Mothobi Seseli

It’s easy to say ‘Save for the future’: Brazil’s pension challenge

Brazil’s history of hyper-inflation has created a generation without long-term financial planning skills, says Alfredo Lalia

Solving the problem of retirement in South Africa

People argue, ‘Why should I make provision for retirement, but before I get to retirement I might starve of hunger?’ says Sentinel Retirement Fund’s Eric Visser

Turmoil in the Chinese stock market means China is no longer a safe place to invest, says Bridgewater hedge fund

China has “no safe places to invest”, says Bridgewater

Turmoil in the Chinese stock market means China is no longer a safe place to invest, says Bridgewater hedge fund

Chiliogon Asia on the Asian credit market and its risks

A recent spat of volatility has made investing in the Asian credit market even more challenging than before, as Chew Heng Yong and Roger Carlson attest, but the alternative investment industry shows positive results

Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

Tianjin insurance costs rocket to $1.5bn

Insurers face a $1.5bn bill from Tianjin explosion costs

Sarasohn-Kahn: We don’t believe in healthcare for everyone

Obamacare was implemented in 2010 and is now in full swing, but is it the success the US president says or a black hole for money?

As China booms, do you need renminbi insurance?

BOC Life Assurance’s Terry Lo updates World Finance on the Hong Kong insurance market

Collateral damage: China’s property market gets reality check

World Finance speaks with Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management to find out how China’s property boom was a bubble waiting to burst

Foreign property investment: what does it mean for economies?

Concern that foreign investors are pricing local buyers out of the real estate markets in major cities is provoking debate. But that shouldn’t detract from the real problems

Europe’s real estate industry goes from strength to strength

New market circumstances forced a rethink for companies and investors involved in European real estate. Those quick to adapt are likely to reap the rewards in the not-so-distant future

The organisation’s Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes released compliance reviews for the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Morocco

OECD publishes compliance ratings on tax transparency

The organisation’s Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes released compliance reviews for the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Morocco

Leonardo Braune: Brazil’s tax reforms risk alienating HNWIs

Brazil’s plans for higher inheritance and income taxes, and a new asset tax, could push high net worth individuals out of the country, says the Intercorp Group MD

America’s crackdown on tax avoidance: will it work?

Amid mounting pressure last year, the US launched a supposed crackdown on tax inversion. But it might not have been as far-reaching as was made out, and with good reason