alternatives

Jul 22, 2010

GirdersPension fund assets allocated to infrastructure and commodities increased significantly between 2008 and 2009, although the aggregate number of allocations to alternatives remained the same.

Jun 17, 2010

The AIFM directive is set to introduce sweeping changes for alternative managers and their administrators. Nicholas Pratt looks at what these changes may be and how administrators are aiming to help both their clients and themselves

Jun 15, 2010

Growth in Brazil is not just driven by commodities, but is largely in the hands of domestic consumers, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

May 19, 2010

Ucits III funds continue to shape product development, while the economic landscape provides opportunities in high yield, finds Nick Fitzpatrick in a review of recent fund launches

May 19, 2010

With the market plateauing, a number of managers are investing in absolute return funds, which promise more stable returns. But providers should be more transparent about performance fees, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

May 19, 2010

Roger Gray, CIO of the USS pension fund for the past seven months, talks to Angele Spiteri Paris about hedge funds, missed opportunities and strengthening 'middle ground' processes.

May 19, 2010

Pension funds have had to make highly difficult asset allocation choices owing to changeable markets. Here, Angele Spiteri Paris looks at asset trends (see also our interviews with three leading figures in pension fund investment)

Apr 15, 2010

tied-handsNordic pension funds are subject to restrictions on the size of their allocations to alternatives. But many want more flexibility than they are allowed. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to Kjetil Houg of the Norwegian pension fund OPF about the fund's investment outlook

Apr 15, 2010

headphonesNordic investors are looking to increase their alternatives holdings, but their hands are tied by regulation. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to fund managers about investor appetite...


Apr 15, 2010

What does 2009 hold for asset managers? How will the crisis shape the industry? And how can retail investors be better served? Funds Europe meets with seven top asset management executive:

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