Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Nov 6 2008 | 11:16am ET
Japanese pension funds are bumping up their alternative investments buckets while emptying out their domestic equities portfolios in an attempt to diversify their holdings.
According to a new survey by JPMorgan Asset Management, 69.7% of pension plans said that they are trimming equity allocations mainly in domestic shares, while 51.5% plan to shift into alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity.
The survey showed Japanese pension funds' investments in alternative assets were concentrated in absolute return products, such as funds of funds, with a participation rate of 79%, which is higher than the 59% in the U.S. and 42% in Europe. Japanese investors, which traditionally have not invested in private equity and real estate, are now showing interest in the two asset classes as well as infrastructure and commodities.
Nearly half of the respondents surveyed managed assets of more than US$1 billion.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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