Feb 14, 2012

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Private bankingA third of European insurers expect to increase their allocations to private equity and hedge funds when Solvency II comes into force, despite the higher capital charges they might face for these investments, according to a study by BlackRock.

Feb 06, 2012

Equities_going_upEquities could deliver returns in the region of 8% and be the best asset class during 2012 to 2016, according to forecasts by Robeco, the Dutch fund management company.

Feb 06, 2012

Hiring_fund_managersThe £9 billion (€10.9 billion) Pension Protection Fund is looking for specialist farmland and timberland investment managers.

Jan 09, 2012

seedling_in_hands_410Deutsche Bank and Financial Risk Management plan to launch a hedge fund seeding managed account platform, the dbalternatives Discovery platform.

Dec 15, 2011

Private bankingEuropean banks hold an estimated €100 billion of private equity assets that they will feel pressure to sell to meet capital requirements, according to Elly Livingstone, a partner at Pantheon International Participations (PIP), a private equity fund of funds.

Dec 14, 2011

hedgesIt is a tough environment for hedge funds, which could lead to more demand for operational services as funds seek efficiencies and regulatory compliance. Funds Europe asked a range of administrators about their outlook for the admin business in 2012.

Dec 14, 2011

GentlemanWith more money going into index strategies, Felix Goltz and Lin Tang from the Edhec-Risk Institute look at index usage and satisfaction levels which are low as well as key issues with current indices for equity, bonds and volatility.

Dec 12, 2011

ChileChilean mutual fund providers have been increasing their assets from the voluntary pension fund sector in the country. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at growth and investor appetite.

Dec 12, 2011

ExportThere is good news for Latin American fund managers casting covetous glances at the lucrative possibilities of worldwide distribution. Nick Fienberg, of Alpha FMC, finds that there is an increasingly sophisticated asset servicing infrastructure available to facilitate geographic expansion.

Nov 03, 2011

growthAberdeen Asset Management is hoping to meet clients' demands for equity-like returns in a volatile environment by launching two diversified growth funds.