alternatives

Jun 18, 2013

Alternative investments are a big part of the Irish asset servicing sector. Our panel hears that fund promoters have a realistic attitude about the regulatory impact on costs. Money market funds are also discussed. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jun 10, 2013

Euro signInvestors should increase allocations to equities, including European equities, as not since the 1950s has the asset class been so cheap compared to bonds and cash, an audience of fund buyers heard last week at a Pioneer Investments conference.

Jun 05, 2013

Keith HaleRegulation is at the forefront of the European funds industry and, says Keith Hale at Multifonds, the developments can be considered under three categories.

Jun 05, 2013

Romain BoscherTheir liquidity benefits will earn equities a future within investment portfolios, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. But longer term investors will also be prepared to allocate to less liquid assets as they search for yield.

May 20, 2013

Pensioner-with-caneEuropean pension schemes have increased their allocation to liability hedging – or liability-driven investments (LDI) – from 15% to 26% over the past year, according to research from consultancy Mercer Investments.

May 08, 2013

Andrea-LoweA comprehensive rethink of global financial regulation is not something any sane person would want to rush. Unfortunately, against the backdrop of a global financial crisis with political pressures to act, this has been the unenviable task facing many a regulator of late.

May 01, 2013

Graph downRisk levels in equity markets declined for the fifth quarter in a row in the first three months of the year, despite the Cyprus crisis, the United State debt talks and weak job growth in the developed world.

Apr 25, 2013

ParisFrance has emerged as the leading eurozone country for exchanging renminbi payments, following a 249% growth in the value of payments since March last year, research shows.

Apr 22, 2013

Arrow up 2Supportive equity markets and net inflows into many products have helped assets under management (AuM) at some of the world's largest fund companies rise to new heights.

Apr 18, 2013

Luxury yachtsThe wealthy in France are expected to reduce their exposure to property in the coming years, with alternative investments and fixed income expected to benefit.

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