equities

Sep 01, 2011

Gold-barsWhich allocations will protect investors in these troubled times? George Mitton examines the outlook for key asset classes­.

Sep 01, 2011

AppleThere are signs that approaches to investing in alternatives are changing. Fiona Rintoul finds that some investors group long/short investment into a broader equity allocation. However, complexity dissuades other investors.


Sep 01, 2011

ButlerApproaches to equity investment have been shaped by the 2008 crisis. Mark McFee finds evidence of this in the August sell-off and looks at some of the current thinking surrounding investment for institutions, retail and wealthy clients.


Sep 01, 2011

STEEL-YENInvesting in commodities can protect against wars and supply shocks while cashing in on emerging market growth. But the asset class is blamed for worsening hunger in the Third World, finds George Mitton.


Sep 01, 2011

Rudolf-ApenbrinkHaving returned last year from Asia to become Emea head of HSBC's fund management business, Rudolf Apenbrink still has a keen eye on emerging markets, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 01, 2011

Fish---blueTotal European net fund sales yo-yoed their way through the first six months of 2011, but ETFs enjoyed much steadier flows. Mark McFee asks if this shows that ETFs are set apart from the rest of the industry.


Sep 01, 2011

ClockAsset liability models for sovereign funds must be dynamic to cater for their long-term horizons, says Lionel Martellini, of Edhec Business School. Where their money comes from and what the money is needed for are also important factors.

Aug 30, 2011

gold-bars1The recent correction in the gold price is not a reason to worry about the stability of gold investments, according to Marcus Grubb, managing director for investment at the World Gold Council, who says the metal's volatility is small compared with other asset classes.

Aug 30, 2011

AustraliaAustralian private equity and venture capital investments continued to outperform the country's stock market over one, three and five-year horizons, according to data from Q1.

Aug 25, 2011

Empty-pocketEuropean Ucits fund sales were back in the red again in June, recording €29bn of outflows, their worst in a year.

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