alternatives

Apr 07, 2010

Acquisitions of specialist administration firms by BNY Mellon and State Street  reflect that the appetite for alternatives will not abate just because of the crisis, says Nick Fitzpatrick...

Apr 07, 2010

Emerging markets are not just attractive from an investment point of view. Pension funds in these regions are asset rich and global managers can leverage off them as funds diversify internationally. Angele Spiteri Paris reports..

Apr 07, 2010

The hiring of investment talent from the fund management industry is an increasing trend. Fiona Rintoul speaks to pension funds and asks how internal expertise benefits them, and what this means for external consultants

Mar 16, 2010

Db x-trackers was the first ETF provider in Europe to launch products in the alternative space and as the venture is finally paying off, it plans to expand its range. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to Manooj Mistry

Jan 14, 2010

2008 marked a coming of age for trend following. Keith Balmer, at AHL, part of Man Investments, looks at what trend followers have achieved since then...

Dec 21, 2009

If distributors and advisors to a larger extent use ETFs and other passive alternatives, fund groups also need to ask how to position their traditional, active long-only product. Niklas Tell comments...

Dec 21, 2009

Recent fund launches have focused on US equities, alternatives and emerging markets, as managers look for opportunities out of the recovery, reports Angele Spiteri Paris

Dec 21, 2009

Institutional investors still seek yield from corporate bonds following the rally in 2009. But the 'easy money' has been made and managers are working harder for returns. Duration risk is a key factor now, reports Nick Fitzpatrick

Dec 21, 2009

Richard Wohanka was at the helm of Fortis Investment Management during its ABN Amro merger and the subsequent nationalisation of Fortis Bank. He now faces new challenges at Swiss bank UBP, writes Nick Fitzpatrick

Nov 11, 2009

The crisis has made defined benefit pension schemes even less viable than they were. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to fund managers and consultants to see what's being done to make the alternative, defined contribution schemes, more attractive.

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