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.

Aug 23, 2011

Gold-nuggetsShares in small and mid-cap gold companies could double within weeks as the gold price continues to soar, says Tom Winnifrith, senior fund manager for the SF t1ps Smaller Companies Gold Fund.

Aug 22, 2011

Arrowgraph-upEnthusiasm for emerging markets continues to grow, with 12% of UK adults now looking to gain exposure to these economies in the next twelve months, up from 9% in 2009, according to a survey for Baring Asset Management.

Aug 15, 2011

Water_tapGlobal outflows from a number of fund sectors in the week ending 10 August hit levels not seen since the financial crisis in 2008.