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From Due Diligence December 3, 2012

Has the quest for yield gone too far?

Investors are pouring into investment grade corporate, high yield and emerging market bonds as they search for regular dividends. But they would be well advised to proceed with caution

From Due Diligence October 26, 2012

Harvesting the growing interest in agriculture

A rising global population and changing diets make agriculture attractive to investors, but the asset class is still in its infancy and standard private equity models may not be the best way in

From Due Diligence September 26, 2012

Investors wise to be wary of false dawn in Japan

Investors should take predictions of a Japanese recovery with a pinch of salt, but skilled stockpickers can undoubtly find value among the country’s companies

From Due Diligence August 30, 2012

Why alternatives might hold the key to income

The wide range of categories covered by alternative investments, many of them with low correlations to equity and bond markets, could offer stable income streams to investors, but fundamental research is essential before picking funds

From Due Diligence June 29, 2012

Team and track record paramount in private equity

Private equity may have fallen out of favour in recent times, but investors with medium-term horizons can find attractive returns in the asset class, as long as they select managers with proven experience

From Due Diligence May 3, 2012

High allocations to bonds risk upsetting the balance

Many funds with high allocations to bonds may not be as balanced as their name suggests, and investors need to be aware of the risks

From Due Diligence March 29, 2012

European equity funds provide rich pickings

The huge number of European equity funds on offer provides plenty of opportunities, but fund selectors need to be aware of managers’ preferences for their home nation

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