• Analytics

    Regulation: More liquidity demanded from alternatives

    The flood of regulations surrounding alternative investments is leading institutional investors to demand more liquidity from investment managers, among other requirements, and

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  • Storm clouds

    Volatility is coming back, say fund managers

    Investors have been warned to expect more volatility across all major asset classes following an unusually calm summer, with the latest stock market correction a sign of coming turbulence.

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  • Bill-Gross

    Pimco funds haemorrhage as Gross leaves for Janus Capital

    The Pimco Total Return Fund has been haemorrhaging since the departure of Bill Gross to join Janus Capital, with outflows of nearly $17.9 billion (€14.1 billion) in September alone.

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  • Pensions1

    UK pensions market highlights move to DC

    Less than a quarter of FTSE 100 companies provide defined benefit (DB) pensions to a significant number of employees, highlighting the move away from these schemes to defined contribution

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  • Tokyo city

    Japan cited as decent equities play as year-end approaches

    Japan equities are cited as an attractive investment amid a mixed outlook for the rest of the year, which will see market volatility persist.

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