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25 years, 25 CEOs: Kevin Parker, global head, Deutsche Asset Management
14 January 2012
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Global Investor/ISF interviewed 25 CEOs. Market conditions may be challenging at present but Kevin Parker is confident that the dark days of 2008 are way behind the industry
Deutsche Asset Management
The globalisation of investment
brings many benefits but also carries some new risks, principle
among which is the interconnectedness of markets and investor
behaviour around the world. Problems in one part of the world -
for example Greece and Europe in general - now tend to have an
immediate impact on investor behaviour in completely different
parts of the world and different markets. For investment
managers, this can produce sudden and unexpected market
movements or asset flows. We have to be increasingly alert to
the possibility of these effects, and flexible in the way we
In terms of the macroeconomic environment there clearly
continues to be a risk that the global economy, and
particularly the US and European economies, will weaken again
or at least fail to grow at an...
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