alternatives

Jul 03, 2012

Signing dealBlackRock has signed a deal to acquire the private equity and infrastructure fund of funds business of Swiss Re, which has $7.5 billion (€6 billion) in commitments.

Jul 03, 2012

Handshake 3A former pension fund CIO has been hired by hedge fund firm Man Group on a consultancy basis.

Jun 28, 2012

MomentumMore research published earlier this week suggested that investors are increasingly seeking alternative investments.

Jun 12, 2012

Business expansion is high on Asian asset managers' to-do lists, but regional stability and a strong balance sheet are essential before taking the first step, claim our roundtable of experts. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Jun 12, 2012

Euro-signFund Forum International takes place this month and it is worth reflecting on the success of European funds in Asia. With Asian regulators expressing concern about complexity in Ucits funds, and with a number of other regional investors questioning Ucits costs compared with locally regulated funds, what needs to be done to maintain the success of Ucits internationally?

May 28, 2012

Pension old woman 410European pension funds will continue selling out of equities and buying alternative assets over the next 12 months, research shows. The reduction will be mostly in domestic equity allocations.

May 11, 2012

Gold_barsInvestors riding the gold price hit a few bumps recently, but ETFs and other exchange-traded products investing in the sector have seen strong inflows. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at market sentiment.

May 11, 2012

DiversificationPension schemes are turning to a set of funds that spread their risk across a wide range of assets. But with naming conventions still vague, investors must do their due diligence to be sure what they are investing in. George Mitton reports.

May 11, 2012

ColonadeAdvisers in the high-net-worth sector give Nick Fitzpatrick insight into how they are managing their clients' investments against the shifting background of risk. Feelings are mixed over gold but there are signs of optimism for equities.

May 11, 2012

looking_glassIf fund managers have little desire to change providers, then custody banks need to look for new forms of business. This is where alternative investment managers come in, says Nicholas Pratt.

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