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June 18, 2010

When the State-owned investment holding company Dubai World asked for an extension on debt repayments last year, it caused major global stock markets to fall as investors worried about the health of the Middle East’s economy, writes Richard Hemming.

When the State-owned investment holding company Dubai World asked for an extension on debt repayments last year, it caused major global stock markets to fall as investors worried about the health of the Middle East's economy, writes Richard Hemming.

Underlining the panic was the fact that the region as a whole is heavily weighted towards financial services companies, which represent about 50% of the local stock market indexes.

June 18, 2010

Recent volatility has highlighted the need to diversify outside correlated assets in order to strengthen portfolios. Managed futures provide such diversification although they come with risks, writes Cherry Reynard.

Recent volatility has highlighted the need to diversify outside correlated assets in order to strengthen portfolios. Managed futures provide such diversification although they come with risks, writes Cherry Reynard.

April 4, 2008

Poor risk management is putting many wealthy families in jeopardy of a host of dangers, including legal action, theft and even kidnapping, according to Harry Dawe-Lane, newly appointed Aon ultra high net worth advisor.

Poor risk management is putting many wealthy families in jeopardy of a host of dangers, including legal action, theft and even kidnapping, according to Harry Dawe-Lane (pictured), newly-appointed Aon ultra high net worth advisor.

Dawe-Lane, who joins Aon Private Risk Management to advise family offices around the globe, says as families get richer and their tangible asset bases grow, protecting these assets and liabilities through sophisticated risk management strategies becomes increasingly important.

May 1, 2007

Institutional investors have been investing major sums of money in alternatives for some time without compromising their portfolios. As more and more wealthy individuals join in, Rodrigo Amaral asks just how much of your portfolio you should gamble

Institutional investors have been investing major sums of money in alternatives for some time without compromising their portfolios. As more and more wealthy individuals join in, Rodrigo Amaral asks just how much of your portfolio you should gamble.

Rodrigo Amaral is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

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