equities

Jun 10, 2011

Heart_monitorWith increased assets under management in the European fund and asset management business, Fiona Rintoul asks if the industry has recovered from the financial meltdown


Jun 10, 2011

Mouse_trapFund categorisation is anything but easy, yet it is more important now that Ucits products must produce a risk-reward indicator. Rudolf Siebel and Michael Pirl, of the German trade body BVI, discuss what action to take.

Jun 10, 2011

Our head-to-head discussion with two prominent pension schemes in the UK reveals problems with investment benchmarks that came to light in the financial crisis. It also indicates that there is a desire for passive solutions that is not being satisfied by investment managers' product offerings. These, along with other issues considered here, set the scene for forward planning in the pensions industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick (part 2)

Jun 10, 2011

Our head-to-head discussion with two prominent pension schemes in the UK reveals problems with investment benchmarks that came to light in the financial crisis. It also indicates that there is a desire for passive solutions that is not being satisfied by investment managers' product offerings. These, along with other issues considered here, set the scene for forward planning in the pensions industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick (part1)

Jun 10, 2011

Roller-coasterLow-volatility equity strategies eschew growth to offer downside protection. But Nick Fitzpatrick finds the forfeit might not be so great after all


Jun 10, 2011

Umbrella-stormsOverheating emerging market economies are exporting inflation to the rest of the world. But as investors' inflation expectations rise, so does the cost of protection, finds George Mitton.

Jun 10, 2011

MonkeyEmpirical tests would surely show that pension funds using risk management tools would have superior results. But the reality is more complex, explains Samuel Sender of Edhec-Risk Institute.


Jun 09, 2011

Chess_boardInstitutional investors increasingly regard emerging markets as strategic investments, not tactical ones, according to a new report from Schroders' head of emerging market equities, Allan Conway.

Jun 07, 2011

DWS_logoGermany, the post-financial crisis economic powerhouse of Europe, could see record highs in its DAX stock market this year, said Henning Gebhardt, head of European equities at DWS Investments, Deutsche Bank's fund house.

Jun 06, 2011

Skandia_logoSkandia Investment Group (Sig) has replaced Epoch Investment Partners with Lapides Asset Management. The US-based boutique has been appointed to run a £45m (€50m) US mid-cap value mandate as part of Sig's flagship Skandia Global Dynamic Equity Fund.

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