equities

Oct 19, 2015

Handshake contractTIAA-Cref, a major US retirement provider in the academic sector, has begun a Ucits fund venture through its asset management arm.

Oct 16, 2015

Oriental dominosMulti-asset funds have been a popular choice for investors for some time. With recent market ructions, David Stevenson finds out how these funds are coping in difficult conditions.

Oct 16, 2015

James ElliotJames Elliot, a chief investment officer within multi-assets at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Funds Europe about the evolution of multi-asset funds and how the strategy is invested.

Oct 16, 2015

Linda GibsonWhen Old Mutual Asset Management expanded its global distribution three years ago, the top job went to Linda T Gibson. As she tells Nick Fitzpatrick, her background in business is unusual for such a role.

Oct 16, 2015

With the multi-year bond bubble bursting, what happens if you are a major fixed income house like M&G? Alix Robertson finds the firm has been able to partially capture outflows with multi-asset funds. 

Oct 16, 2015

Swimming poolAlix Robertson asks whether the launch of an S&P 500 Bond Index that runs parallel to the original S&P 500 equities index is an effective way for investors to access the fixed income space.

Oct 16, 2015

European flagsEuropean equities traded close to par with the US earlier this year – unusually, as Europe should trade at a discount. Alec Harper of Axa Rosenberg believes investors bought in the hope of economic growth. He looks at what happened, and at the outlook for the asset class.

Oct 16, 2015

A concentration on low volatility in the absolute return sector leads to low diversification and mediocre returns. This is at odds with the funds’ own investment case, says Barry Norris of Argonaut Capital.

Oct 16, 2015

Old computer gameNicholas Pratt examines the development of ‘distributed ledger technology’ and the claim that it could transform clearing and settlement.

Oct 16, 2015

BirdsThe choice of meaningful factors and the proxies for them at the investment level are considered by the Edhec-Risk Institute. The article also considers multi-factor investing.

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