funds of funds

Nov 09, 2011

Arrow_up_2Funds of funds in the UK had their highest share of total funds under management on record at the end of the third quarter, according to the Investment Management Association.

Nov 02, 2011

Leg-upHedge funds received negative publicity throughout the financial crisis, but Michael Hornsby and Kerry Nichol of Ernst & Young say investors are now demonstrating renewed belief in the alternative investment industry.


Oct 13, 2011

CO2_cloudsF&C Investments’ Climate Opportunity Partners, a private equity fund of funds focusing on climate change, has attracted €30 million from three institutional investors, the firm said as it announced the fund’s first close.

Sep 01, 2011

AppleThere are signs that approaches to investing in alternatives are changing. Fiona Rintoul finds that some investors group long/short investment into a broader equity allocation. However, complexity dissuades other investors.


Aug 08, 2011

crowd_demand_cheering_410Demand from financial advisers is driving discretionary fund managers to create more funds of funds of unregulated collective investment schemes (UCIS), says boutique asset manager Connaught.

Jul 22, 2011

Senior representatives from custody banks discuss the changes taking place around the pricing of custody and related services against a backdrop of increasing regulatory risk. They also consider the evolution of outsourcing and changes in OTC derivatives processing. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jul 11, 2011

Pension_old_woman_410Pension funds continue to diversify their portfolios with nearly $1trn (€700m) allocated to alternatives last year, an increase of 16% compared with 2009, according to research by Towers Watson and the Financial Times.

Jul 05, 2011

Luxembourg has been forced to step back and take stock of the way things are done. In doing so it found that actually, the Grand Duchy is still a reliable and reputable financial centre – and asset servicers on location are more than happy to talk about its achievements. (part 2)

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Régis Veillet (head of sales & client relationship, SGSS Luxembourg), Martin Bock (head of product...

Jun 17, 2011

DetectiveThere is a healthy amount of scepticism towards ETFs offering exposure to alternative asset classes, finds Angele Spiteri Paris.

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The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

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Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

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