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Falcon Private Bank sees huge interest in gold equities in 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Swiss private bank Falcon Private Bank sees plenty of opportunities in gold equities and has teamed up with John Hathaway from Tocqueville Asset Management and to operate a large gold equities fund that experienced good inflows (over $40mjust over the last two months).

Speaking during the latest Opalesque 2012 Zurich Roundtable Jeffrey Haindl, who heads Falcon’s product strategy, said that after experiencing over $1bn of inflows this year, the bank is looking with interest at the yellow metal.

The Opalesque 2012 Zurich Roundtable took in the office of Eurex and was sponsored by IDS, Taussig Capital and Eurex.

"We see great opportunities there as gold mining stocks trade at big discounts to gold," Haindl told the Roundtable participants and added, "Central banks around the globe keep printing money, which helps some of these real-asset oriented strategies. People look for a safe haven."

He explained that as fundamentals in most emerging markets keep improving, Falcon Private Bank continues to see interesting opportunities in high yield in emerging markets in general and in the Mena region in par......................

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