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Low volatility investment strategies have gained increasing interest in recent years as investors have faced the challenge of managing risk in a highlyvolatile market environment.
When investing in US equities, choosing the right benchmark is job #1, says Gareth Parker, senior director, index research, design and development, at Russell Indexes Emea.
Spanish bonds in Pioneer Investments' Euro Aggregate Bond portfolio reflects Tanguy Le Saout's optimism for the eurozone.
In 2007, Amundi deployed the Minimum Variance strategy for its first client. The following summer, equities collapsed. The client, naturally, was happy to have survived the rout. “It was fantastic market timing,” says Melchior Dechelette.
Silica is one of the largest third-party administrators in South Africa, owned by Investec Asset Management.
Claude Noesen of Credit Suisse Fund Services looks at how the European fund industry is responding to the deluge of regulatory changes and the large number of fund structures.