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Private banks have tended to concentrate on the super-wealthy – clients they now call professional investors – but as new regulations governing structured products continue to categorise most high-net-worth...
Index providers and fund managers who have tended to focus on performance are seeing demand from investors for strategy indexes that focus on risk
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