Time to plunge back into equities?

Patrick du Saint, CEO of BNP Paribas Private Banking Hong Kong branch and head of North Asia and Hong Kong, speaks.

How do you see the equity investment horizon right now Are we at the bottom of a trough, or are we looking at a false dawn

du Saint We've lived through three difficult years for investment and are recommending capital preservation to our clients. Our clients have been invested in bonds for a long time, as we've recommended bonds for the past two years.

However, now we're starting to recommend a switch from a bond-oriented portfolio to a progressively more equity-oriented portfolio. We are at a time when equities will probably be a good investment. As everyone knows the extent of the latter will depend on the US economy.

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