alternatives

Oct 31, 2012

ArchWith France a major player in the eurozone crisis, George Mitton asks what the country's asset management industry is making of a new president and of bond yields that don't do what they ought to.

Oct 31, 2012

Aifel towerCould regulations such as Solvency II increase demand for non-traditional investment products, such as guaranteed funds, smart indices and low-volatility strategies? George Mitton surveys the French players.

Oct 31, 2012

JunkyardThe US high yield corporate debt market has been one of the few successful asset classes in the crisis era. Nicholas Pratt asks if it has staying power.

Oct 31, 2012

rolling up sleevesFiona Rintoul looks at retail trends in the UK and finds that the denial period is over and it is time for acceptance and implementation of the Retail Distribution Review.

Sep 28, 2012

black swanCutting equity exposure and increasing allocations to alternatives is one way that pension schemes have been adapting to the 'new normal'. Fiona Rintoul looks at how asset allocation is evolving.

Sep 28, 2012

ShopperDespite the recession, some UK and European retail centres have become sought-after investments. Nick Fitzpatrick finds out more.

Sep 20, 2012

Junk mail envelopesPioneer Investments has launched a fund that invests in high-yield corporate bonds – sometimes known as “junk” debt – in emerging markets, giving investors a

Aug 31, 2012

Super-tankerShare prices for all ten of the biggest asset managers in Europe have fallen in the past year. George Mitton looks at how these supertankers might steady themselves in the years ahead.

Aug 31, 2012

French chief executives representing some €2.4 trillion of assets under management discuss how the eurozone crisis is shaping the funds industry in France. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Aug 31, 2012

Picnic-HamperFund of hedge fund providers are under pressure from shrinking assets. Nicholas Pratt examines how they are responding.

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