alternatives

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.

Oct 31, 2012

JunkyardThe US high yield corporate debt market has been one of the few successful asset classes in the crisis era. Nicholas Pratt asks if it has staying power.

Oct 31, 2012

rolling up sleevesFiona Rintoul looks at retail trends in the UK and finds that the denial period is over and it is time for acceptance and implementation of the Retail Distribution Review.

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

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