real estate

Apr 23, 2012

Calssification1The European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) is hoping to unite fund distributors, data companies and national organisations in using a “true pan-European classification of investment funds” that will aid fund comparison.

Apr 18, 2012

Mongolia_emerging-_marketFrontier investment firm FMG is launching a Mongolia fund that aims to profit as the country exploits its large resources of coal, copper and minerals.

Mar 19, 2012

Office_buildings1Property company Cordea Savills has entered the real estate lending market with a platform to finance new commercial property and buy existing loans.

Mar 15, 2012

UmbrellasMulti-asset funds could solve the asset allocation question for a confused workforce in the DC market. But can providers persuade trustees that additional costs are worth it? George Mitton investigates.

Mar 15, 2012

ScalesRisk parity is a new asset allocation concept to provide an alternative to the dismal returns achieved over the past few years via traditional balanced portfolios. Magne Orgland explains.

Mar 07, 2012

BaloonsHeavier regulation, the downturn, and Luxembourg's ambitions in the world of regulated alternative assets are changing its job market. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Mar 07, 2012

CitiesCan Luxembourg compete with the likes of Paris and Hong Kong to attract high-quality staff from abroad? Jean-Jacques Picard looks at what it has to offer.

Mar 07, 2012

92573311Guernsey is seeking greater ties with Luxembourg as the trend for dual fund structures emerges, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Feb 27, 2012

Sold houseInstitutions that invest in alternatives such as private equity and real estate are increasingly opting to deal directly with specialist fund managers rather than via funds of funds.

Feb 21, 2012

birdsThematic investment might seem like the preserve of active investors because it is based on holding convictions. But Fiona Rintoul asks if these beliefs could be put into indices to gain passive exposure to investment motifs.