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Visiting Brazil, Chile and Colombia earlier this year I was struck by the way in which Latin American institutional investors are shifting their allocations away from simply the traditional domestic market to incorporate wider asset classes, such as private equity and with global exposure, including Europe.
For Amundi, there is no single solution to smart beta, and appreciating the diverse range of approaches is vital. This is what Amundi's clients are doing, or planning to do.
It is important to understand the difference between smart beta and factor indexing in order to obtain the right mix of betas to control risks, Francois Millet, of Lyxor, says.
The emerging markets corporate bond universe is much larger and more diverse than widely assumed. In the current market, a growth recovery in the developed world is helping emerging market corporates to generate better returns versus emerging market sovereign bonds.
Pioneer Investments' target income suite offers investment opportunities aimed at generating an attractive and stable level of income with low volatility, says Hugh Prendergast, head of strategic product and marketing, Western Europe and international.
As major regulations reach the implementation stage, the industry is finally looking beyond compliance and to new investment opportunities. Keith Hale of Multifonds speaks about how a more efficient systems infrastructure will be key in pursuing these ambitions.