investment strategy

Jan 06, 2014

Mixed-chartAlthough they made positive performance gains in 2013, hedge funds may soon find their collective assets surpassed by the sum invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Nov 22, 2013

Gold bars 1The gold price “collapse” is one of the most notable investment trends of 2013 after the metal’s value fell 27% – the largest annual decline since 1981 – and short positions rose by 71%, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Nov 12, 2013

UnicornMany years after the active versus passive debate was launched, the attacks on active managers continue. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Nov 12, 2013

MazeAs ETF providers face a maze of operating challenges in the European market, Fiona Moore of Northern Trust tells Funds Europe how asset servicers can help steer them to their goals.

Nov 12, 2013

Francois-MilletQuality income stocks is an attractive new equity asset class which has grown out of the uncertainties in the markets in the past five years. François Millet of Lyxor explains.

Nov 11, 2013

HouseRegulation is pushing French banks to prioritise deposits over mutual funds. In this tough environment, French asset managers are looking to cut costs and expand abroad. George Mitton reports.

Nov 11, 2013

Plane wheelsThere are challenges facing alternative investment fund managers with the introduction of the AIFMD. Doug McPhee and Matthew Warren from KPMG focus  on the pressing issues that will affect them the most.

Oct 21, 2013

Oil pumpsETF Securities has launched an exchange-traded investment product that tracks an index of oil and gas futures that is hedged daily against movements in the dollar/euro exchange rate.

Oct 08, 2013

Survey1Two-fifths of pension scheme trustees are open to the idea of investing in new asset classes, says a report which underlines the growing demand for alternative investments.

Oct 03, 2013

WE are closedThe partial US shutdown that saw the suspension of “non-essential” government services this week did not rattle markets but fund managers are concerned about how long it will last.