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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management January 30, 2012

Using volatility strategies to ride out the storm

A wide range of vehicles are available to investors looking to adopt volatility strategies, either as a source of return, or as a way of protecting portfolios

From Asset Allocation / Equity January 30, 2012

Emerging markets wary of European fallout

While stockmarkets in China and Hong Kong fell significantly during 2011, few have lost faith in the long-term Asian growth story

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 28, 2011

Using collateral to reduce damage

Since the Lehman collapse, institutional investors have realised the importance of collateral management techniques to mitigate counterparty risk

Charles Beazley, Nikko Asset Management
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 28, 2011

Nikko AM embraces re-emergence of Orientalists

With ambitions to become the world’s largest pan-Asian asset manager, Nikko has acquired several regional players in preparation for its IPO

Yaroslav Lissovolik, Deutsche Bank
From Asset Allocation / Equity November 28, 2011

Taming the Russian bear

Western institutions are queuing up to invest in Russian equities, believing them undervalued, but local entrepreneurs are much more sceptical about the risks involved

From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing November 28, 2011

Factoring in the environment

With a growing population and climate change putting pressure on natural resources, asset managers are having to factor ESG issues into their investment decisions

From Asset Allocation / ETFs November 28, 2011

Passive investments thrive in harsh climate

ETFs continue to go from strength to strength, with investors wary of high active management fees attracted by the flexibility and breadth of coverage of these passive products

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management November 3, 2011

Lyxor research reveals stark performance differentials

Investors are warming to alternative investments, but providing clients with ample performance data can help them decide which strategies to adopt, according to Lyxor

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 31, 2011

Structuring solutions to market volatility

Volatility is making traditional vanilla structured products too expensive, but there is rising demand for auto-callables which bring both upside and protection

From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 31, 2011

The next generation of custom indices

Frank Copplestone, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, looks at how the range of custom indices available from structured product providers has evolved over recent years to reflect the changing needs of investors

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