equities

Jun 15, 2011

SharesEquities represent the best value against a background of financial uncertainty, according to Psigma Investment Management, a London-based firm, which expects to increase its exposure to this asset class.


Jun 13, 2011

Lipper_logoAfter hitting a ten-month low in March, European fund sales recovered throughout April clocking inflows of €24.8bn, with equity funds coming out on top.

Jun 10, 2011

Crossing_the_AtlanticA number of fund managers that are less well known outside their American homeland have embarked on a push into the European institutional and wholesale funds business. Nick Fitzpatrick and Angele Spiteri Paris speak to some of them about their timing


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 (part1)

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

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.


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