alternatives

Feb 24, 2016

Liquid alternativesLiquid alternatives in a Ucits format are attracting interest from a wider range of investors, as a cost-effective means of meeting the transparency requirements of Solvency ll.

Feb 24, 2016

US stockSince the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), a question mark has hung over whether US alternative managers would still bother marketing into Europe. Standish Management, a US alternatives administrator, is banking that they will.

Feb 18, 2016

Gold bars 1As equity markets falter and risk appetites wane, the price of gold reached a 12-month high this month, with Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) planning to launch its Gold and Silver Fund in March.

Feb 12, 2016

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its spring conference on March 8-9. Funds Europe puts questions to some of those appearing, plus others who work in the local industry.

Feb 12, 2016

London Thames riverWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Feb 04, 2016

Luxembourg on mapLuxembourg funds saw assets under management increase by 13% last year to €3.5 trillion, figures out this week showed.

Jan 27, 2016

Liquidation increasesPioneer Investments saw €15.2 billion of net sales globally in 2015 – its best ever figure and an increase of 15% on the year before.

Jan 27, 2016

Asset allocation1Many institutional investors are “seriously struggling with traditional asset allocation” and are concerned about correlation between stocks and bonds.

Jan 25, 2016

Risk optionsInvestors are continuing to boost their portfolios with alternative investments – but BNY Mellon says they are doing so with a “false sense of security” around risk data assumptions.

Jan 20, 2016

real estateLuxembourg has grown in popularity as a domicile for real estate investment funds (Reifs), according to a survey released by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) and conducted by Big Four accountancy firm EY Luxembourg.

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