alternatives

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.

Aug 31, 2012

Two French banks saw their global assets under custody shrink during our survey period, while Citi, formerly the largest custodian of European assets,was overtaken by an American rival, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Aug 31, 2012

Two French banks saw their global assets under custody shrink during our survey period, while Citi' formerly the largest custodian of European assets' was overtaken by an American rival, finds Nick Fitzpatric.

Jul 25, 2012

dominoSmall changes in inflation or interest rates can have a significant impact on pension funds, given the long-term nature of their liabilities. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds they look to inflation-linked assets, despite falling inflation.

Jul 23, 2012

DealAberdeen Asset Management saw net new business flows of £300 million (€386 million) in the second quarter, but due to negative market movements its assets under management declined 1%, according to an interim financial statement.

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