investment strategy

May 15, 2015

ArguingActivist hedge funds have grown in popularity and produced decent returns – but as David Stevenson reports, the tactics of some have sparked controversy.

May 15, 2015

Euro windfallCentral bank stimulus and huge fund inflows that followed it have propelled European stocks. Alix Robertson asks if this is good or bad for active investors.

Apr 23, 2015

Calculating valueVanguard Asset Management has hit out against active mangers saying most tend to underperform their benchmarks over five, 10 and 15 years, largely as a result of high fees.

Apr 10, 2015

PencilsPension schemes can still invest in offshore alternative funds, but national regulations are making the task harder, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile, Aberdeen Asset Management is planning an alternative Ucits launch.

Mar 23, 2015

Paris2Paris-based asset manager Tobam has cast its net wider in Europe, making seven strategies in its Sicav range available to investors in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands and Belgium.

Mar 23, 2015

Chess boardBoutique asset manager Unigestion intends to launch an investment strategy based on systematic factors such as value, momentum, quality and size.

Mar 19, 2015

CyclistInvestment management has a lot to learn from the sporting world. One Olympic coach is already active in helping fund managers sharpen their game, as Alix Robertson reports.

Mar 19, 2015

Cotton flowersIt is difficult to invest in commodities using the ever-popular Ucits framework. David Stevenson finds out how investors can access the asset class and whether there’s an appetite for it.

Jan 08, 2015

Greek parliament1A Greek exit from the euro, a topic that has resurfaced since December 29 when Athens called a general election, is not a major expectation for at least some fund managers who stand back and contemplate the latest

Nov 20, 2014

Tokyo2November has been a tumultuous month for the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe. With the world's third largest economy falling into recession, he has dissolved

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