alternatives

Dec 12, 2011

ExportThere is good news for Latin American fund managers casting covetous glances at the lucrative possibilities of worldwide distribution. Nick Fienberg, of Alpha FMC, finds that there is an increasingly sophisticated asset servicing infrastructure available to facilitate geographic expansion.

Nov 03, 2011

growthAberdeen Asset Management is hoping to meet clients' demands for equity-like returns in a volatile environment by launching two diversified growth funds.

Nov 02, 2011

Leg-upHedge funds received negative publicity throughout the financial crisis, but Michael Hornsby and Kerry Nichol of Ernst & Young say investors are now demonstrating renewed belief in the alternative investment industry.


Nov 02, 2011

RetirementThe body of rules and laws under which pension plans are organised has a huge impact on the management of sponsor and accounting risks. Samuel Sender of Edhec-Risk Institute, analyses where the pressure comes from and how to manage it.


Oct 10, 2011

Shrinking-ice-creamMulti-manager fund launches continue to decline, as does the number of administrators in the sector through consolidation. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the drivers for this and asks about prospects for new products in a tough fund-raising environment.


Oct 10, 2011

Naim-Abou-Jaoude_largeNaïm Abou-Jaoudé is steering Dexia AM as it tries to gain €30 billion of assets by 2014. At the same time, it wants to increase its external clientele to acquire more international customers. Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

Oct 10, 2011

KingsAlternatives to cap-weighted indices do deliver what they promise, say Felix Goltz and Lin Tang from the Edhec-Risk Institute.


Oct 10, 2011

S-JaninStephane Janin, head of international affairs at the AFG, L’Association Française de la Gestion Financière talks about the strenght ot the Paris funds industry.

Sep 05, 2011

Pensioner-with-caneTotal assets of the world's largest 300 pension funds grew by US$1.2 trillion (€845bn) in 2010, according to data released today by the consultancy Towers Watson.

Sep 05, 2011

HiredBlackRock has appointed Ingo Heinen as managing director within its alternative investment strategy group, a team that works closely with the client coverage and portfolio management teams to develop, position and promote BlackRock’s alternative investment solutions.

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