As global financial markets continue to wrestle with the possibility of a global recession, in this 13th edition of UBS Perspectives, we address some of your biggest concerns about investing in times of economic uncertainty and highlight several opportunities that may be favored in the current high- volatility market environment. As always, this is supported by research- based analysis and opinions from UBSs leading professionals, giving you a clearer perspective on how to position yourself in these turbulent times.
In our feature article, Kelvin Tay, UBSs Chief Investment Strategist Singapore from Wealth Management Research, shares his views on positioning investment portfolios amidst the increasing complexity of the global business cycle. Vaughn Chang, Investment Products Specialist at UBS, also identifies Asian dividend strategies in volatile equity markets.
China continues to loom large in the minds of both investors and advisors. This pertinent topic is addressed by Patrick Ho, Head of Equities Research APAC, who looks at the challenges and long-term opportunities of entering the Chinese market, while Scott Wehl, Head of Banking Products at UBS Investment Products and Services APAC, examines the trends and emerging investment opportunities in the offshore renminbi market.
One thing that is certain during difficult economic times is the need for a solid relationship with your wealth manager; a partner whom you can trust to always endeavor to provide you with the best advice, and who is committed to helping you make financial decisions confidently. In this issue, we reflect on the evolving role of the private banker and explore what the changes to the banking environment mean for investors.
Finally, we are proud to present a synopsis from the UBS-INSEAD Study on Family Philanthropy in Asia. One of the most comprehensive studies of the philanthropic aspirations of Asian families yet undertaken, it sheds light on how, why and where Asias wealthy give something back to the region.
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