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.

Jun 03, 2011

IndicesRatings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) is launching a second series of risk control indices that the firm claims will control volatility while offering good yields.

Jun 02, 2011

Emerging markets1In response to continued investor demand for emerging market exposure, AllianceBernstein has launched a multi-asset strategy offering exposure to these regions.

Jun 01, 2011

mining_machine_410The surge in natural resource demand driven by emerging market growth is set to continue, meaning natural resource equities will be a safe growth bet, according to Schroders.

May 31, 2011

Businessman hurdleThe Swedish state pension fund AP7 has appointed BNY Mellon to provide derivatives collateral management services.