Illiquid strategies deemed cheaper with better opportunities as popularity rises in Last Word’s quarterly survey
Can liquid equity investments make an impact?
Not everyone can accept long lockup periods in private markets but it is possible to find impact through liquids
Illiquid asset classes surge in popularity
Selectors turning towards private equity, infrastructure and private debt in face of volatile equity and bond markets
Multi-asset funds face domino effect from UK liquidity rules
Ucits funds best placed to withstand UK’s FCA changes for property and infrastructure
Nordic selectors cool on alt Ucits funds
Over half of fund buyers surveyed in Gothenburg expressed dissatisfaction because of management and fee concerns
Absolute return confusion lingers after Gam bombshell
Unconstrained fund range was available to retail investors despite inclusion of complex derivatives and currency swaps
European investors look to golden strategy in ETPs
The consistent inflows added to EMEA-listed gold exchange traded products (ETPs) throughout the year suggest that the asset class plays a more strategic role in portfolios for Europeans than for US investors, according to a report.
Crash and learn: Fund selector lessons from the financial crisis
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 triggered the onset of the global financial crisis, its scale taking almost everyone by surprise. What lessons have fund selectors learnt from its devastating impact, nine years on?
Assets in illiquid credit double in 2016
Assets invested in illiquid credit more than doubled in 2016 from $178bn to $360bn, according to a survey by investment consultancy Willis Towers Watson.
What do investors use ETFs for?
The use of index trackers by professional investors has skyrocketed in recent years. Investors have been attracted by the easy access to ETFs, their transparency and of course their low fees. But what do they exactly use ETFs for? Greenwich Associates asked 132 institutional investors the question.