equities

Dec 21, 2009

Pictet Asset Management, like its parent bank, kept a good, even keel throughout the financial meltdown. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to Renaud de Planta, CEO

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

Should inflation and low growth in the West mean that every portfolio should have Asia at its core for the next few years? By Nick Fitzpatrick

Nov 11, 2009

Today in Europe we are celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall – or at least those of us who are old enough to remember it are. According to a leader in today's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 'Generation Unification' – those born after 1989 – hardly knows who built the Wall or why.

Nov 11, 2009

Emerging market equities may still be popular, but the improving debt profile of many countries is boosting the case for emerging market bonds too. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to fund managers focusing on the sector...

Nov 11, 2009

Managed pension funds in Ireland have posted seven months of successive growth. Nicholas Pratt is in Dublin to ask if this signals the start of a recovery, or if it is a cause for further concern.

Nov 11, 2009

Matteo Perruccio (pictured) believes pension schemes will support the hedge fund of funds model. But the CEO of Hermes BPK Partners warns that another asset bubble could reveal how short-sighted some funds are, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

Nov 11, 2009

In Sweden, retail investors moved massively out of equity funds all of last year and have moved massively into equity funds (preferably emerging markets) all of this year. Niklas Tell comments...

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.

Oct 06, 2009

Dr Gürman Tevfik, CEO of Is Asset Management (pictured), tells Funds Europe about the Turkish funds market and about how Is will develop in the future.

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