alternatives

Mar 06, 2013

cupcakeIt is a year since Bill Gross, co-CIO at Pimco, stunned the fund management industry with an exchange-traded fund based on his Total Return Mutual fund. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how each has performed.

Mar 06, 2013

CastleLeading firms in Luxembourg fund management tell Funds Europe their predictions for the main themes of the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry conference, which brings together 900 industry professionals each spring.

Feb 07, 2013

Signing dealPrivate equity group Carlyle has completed its buyout of Los Angeles-based asset manager TCW from Societe Generale for undisclosed terms.

Jan 22, 2013

Pension nest egg 410State Street Global Advisors has launched a multi-asset fund for pension schemes that can switch its allocation between asset classes in a bid to increase returns.

Jan 21, 2013

Handshake5Swiss LGT Capital Partners has won a £280 million (€234.8 million) multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council.

Jan 14, 2013

Handshake 3Henderson Global Investors has made the second appointment to its multi-asset team in a month by hiring Paul O'Connor as director of multi-asset.

Jan 08, 2013

BetaIn the last few years smart indexing has grown in popularity with fund managers. Barney Hatt looks at what the concept means, what providers are doing with it and what use investors can make of it.

Jan 08, 2013

Francois MilletInvestors who have been disappointed by recent performance of market-cap weighted indices are increasingly turning to alternative or 'smart' beta, says Francois Millet, managing director and head of index development at Lyxor.

Dec 18, 2012

WindmillCompetition between fund domiciles is intensifying as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive approaches and hedge fund administrators are upping their game. The Netherlands has emerged as a challenger for alternative investment business, writes Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 18, 2012

HorsesLuxembourg's hedge fund administrators are preparing for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Nicholas Pratt finds asset servicers do not mind that Luxembourg was not the first to implement the regulations.

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