alternatives

Dec 16, 2014

DeadlineAlternative managers face their first reporting deadline in early 2015. Nicholas Pratt looks at the state of preparedness and problem areas.

Dec 10, 2014

AllianzAllianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has launched a new alternative investments pillar in its global investment platform, appointing Spencer Rhodes in the new role of alternative

Dec 08, 2014

Martin-AndersonCarne Group says demand for its management company services has driven two hires to the firm's Irish offices, under the momentum of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Nov 26, 2014

Arnaud LlinasFixed income will be a key focus for Lyxor Asset Management next year, alongside liquidity of exchange-traded products (ETFs) and opportunities in emerging markets, according to

Nov 14, 2014

UmbrellasThe ETF market is a competitive enviroment dominated by some big players, but other providers are determined to go their own way. Alix Robertson asks how these firms aim to set themselves apart in the low-cost ETF arena.

Nov 03, 2014

Shopping trolleyIn an uneven economic recovery, ailing consumer companies have created compelling short opportunities for equity long/short hedge fund managers. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the investment strategies. 

Nov 03, 2014

FlagsMarketing and communications managers have a vital role to play now that investment institutions are contending with aggressive competition, increased regulation and volatility. As well as enabling the company to succeed in new markets, they must protect and maintain its brand and reputation. Strong investment capabilities are only part of the story: top-quality distribution to investors is also essential.  

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Oct 27, 2014

Thinking manInstitutions cannot react quickly to market volatility because it takes them months to change their asset allocations, says a survey of 56 global investors.

Oct 24, 2014

Giordano LombardoStimulus measures and recovering economies support investment in risk assets like equities. Pioneer Investments advocates risk, but says diversification is more urgent.

Oct 16, 2014

AnalyticsManny Roman, the chief executive of London-listed hedge fund company Man Group, reports a slowdown in sales in the third quarter (Q3), in its GLG unit, though net flows overall were just positive at $0.4 billion (€0.3 billion).

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