alternatives

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.

Oct 31, 2012

ViennaSometimes you need to get away from the centre to find the ideas that might help to stabilise the centre. Where is the centre of Europe? Frankfurt? Paris? Berlin? London? (Obviously not London.)

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.

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