Sunday, 31 August 2014
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Nov 6 2008 | 11:17am ET
Extreme volatility in global financial markets has not dissuaded institutional investors in continental Europe from carrying through on plans to diversify their investment portfolios in the medium term.
A new Greenwich Associates report reveals that European institutions made significant cutbacks in their allocations to European equities and government bonds last year, while shifting assets to emerging markets equities and other international stocks.
On the alternatives front, allocations to private equity showed a healthy increase to 1.3% of total assets in 2007 from 0.9% in 2006, while hedge funds moved to 1.7% from 1.6%. Nevertheless, alternative allocations in Europe continue to lag those seen in the U.S. and Japan. European institutions have larger exposures to real estate, allocations to which increased to 6.0% of European institutional assets from 5.2% last year. Institutions reduced cash positions to 5.8% in 2007 from 6.6% in 2006.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...