funds of funds

Sep 28, 2012

black swanCutting equity exposure and increasing allocations to alternatives is one way that pension schemes have been adapting to the ‘new normal’. Fiona Rintoul looks at how asset allocation is evolving.

Aug 06, 2012

growthFund of funds (FoF) net sales in the UK exceeded £1 billion (€1.2 billion) in the second quarter.

Jul 09, 2012

Office buildings1Assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally exceed $3 trillion (€2.4 trillion),

May 11, 2012

LighbulbThe country’s asset managers have been rationalising and strengthening their existing fund ranges. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

Mar 19, 2012

liquorice_allsorts_410Sixty per cent of active equity mutual funds on average failed to outperform their benchmarks over the past 20 years - though in some years as many as 60% also beat it.

Mar 15, 2012

Nicholas_HollandTrusts do not have intuitive commercial uses. Trusts developed as a mechanism to protect private wealth from everything from despotic monarchs to spousal claims; they did not develop to assist in the raising or combination of capital for business ends.

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 20, 2012

Equities_going_upMany hedge fund strategies made positive returns in January yet only one managed to beat the S&P 500, researchers found.

Dec 14, 2011

RobotsFunds of ETFs look set to be the next innovation in the exchange-traded products space. Stefanie Eschenbacher takes a closer look at how these ‘active-passive’ funds may challenge traditional funds of funds.

Nov 24, 2011

Calculating_feesManagers of non-listed real estate funds are likely to feel increased pressure to reduce management fees, according to a recent survey by Inrev.

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