equities

Jul 22, 2011

ShoesMany developed world companies have turned to emerging markets to access growth, particularly in recent years. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to fund managers about benefiting from this through global funds.

Jul 22, 2011

Currency-bondsWith low interest rates in the developed world, poor economic growth and lingering fears of an unstable dollar, is it any wonder that investors are turning to local currency bonds, again, to increase yields, asks George Mitton

Jul 22, 2011

Africa-CoffeeAfrica's compelling demographics and surging growth have convinced many investors to enter this market. But the continent remains a frustrating place, held back by lack of infrastructure and scarred by war. George Mitton reports

Jul 21, 2011

Pensioner-with-caneAlternative investments are playing an increasingly important role for UK pension schemes, which are more than ever concerned with de-risking, according to a survey of trustees and consultants by BlackRock.

Jul 14, 2011

Life insuranceInvesting in traded US-issued life insurance policies could help generate returns in difficult conditions, because these investments appear to be negatively correlated with equities and bonds in down markets, according to boutique fund manager Managing Partners Limited (MPL).

Jul 14, 2011

Mixed-chartNet sales of Ucits bond funds leapt in May, while flows into equity funds shrank considerably, according to the latest data from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).

Jul 11, 2011

Pension_old_woman_410Pension funds continue to diversify their portfolios with nearly $1trn (€700m) allocated to alternatives last year, an increase of 16% compared with 2009, according to research by Towers Watson and the Financial Times.

Jul 11, 2011

Lipper_logoEuropean fund sales, excluding money market funds, halved to €13.2bn between April and May as cautious investors channelled money out of equity funds, according to figures from Lipper.

Jul 11, 2011

gold-bars1The World Gold Council (WGC) claims that investing in gold could benefit portfolios in a deflationary environment.

Jul 08, 2011

Haissam-ArabiA new joint venture between a Qatari investment bank and a Dubai-based asset manager is promising to bring variety to the shariah investment market. Funds Global talks to chief executive Haissam Arabi about the plans for the new venture.

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