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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 manage them.
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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