equities

FUND SELECTION: changing positions

In Sweden, retail investors moved massively out of equity funds all of last year and have moved massively into equity funds (preferably emerging markets)...

PENSION FUNDS: DC makeover

The crisis has made defined benefit pension schemes even less viable than they were. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to fund managers and consultants to...

PROFILE: Talking about Turkey

Dr Gürman Tevfik, CEO of Is Asset Management (pictured), tells Funds Europe about the Turkish funds market and about how Is will develop in...

INSIDE VIEW: Decoupling theory – myth or reality?

With emerging markets posting faster growth rates than developed markets, John Pollen, at Pioneer Investments, considers the extent of global dislocation. In this context, decoupling...

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Ask the right questions

Bharat Shah (pictured), CEO of India’s Ask Investment Managers, believes that India is set to benefit from global scepticism about the West. By Angèle...

ASSET ALLOCATION: Rethinking the rules

Traditional assumptions about asset allocation, diversity and portfolio theory have broken down, writes Fiona Rintoul, and investors are struggling to find their way... “If you...

EDHEC RESEARCH: Swiss tease

Switzerland has relatively lax laws regarding funding. Samuel Sender, of Edhec, talks about the challenges this poses... To conclude our series on pension fund regulation...

CUSTODY: contract killers

Asset managers are forging more rigorous contracts with their custodians. Nick Fitzpatrick says the changes, which could affect prices, are revolutionary for an industry...

FUND SELECTION: fund research boutiques?

It seems easier to devise yet another way to rank and evaluate the paper trail that is past performance than providing a qualitative assessment....

THE ART OF INVESTMENT

Shopping malls, infrastructure, timber: these have all been posited as lucrative investment opportunities in recent years. But while the idea of investing in art...

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