Absolute return popularity could signal further volatility
Absolute return strategies are the asset class most European fund selectors wanted to buy even before the recent rise in volatility in bond and equity markets, all except the Dutch who are not so keen on the strategy.
European watchdog warns of investment fund ‘fire sales’
Mismatches between the liquidity of open-ended investment funds’ assets and their redemption profiles could lead to “fire sales” to meet redemption requests in times of market stress, the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has warned.
Investor confidence in EM value drops as gold climbs
Confidence in emerging markets (EM) has declined but investors’ faith in gold has increased, according to the CFA’s latest Valuation Index.
Neptune’s Geffen reveals his ‘worst investment ever’
Neptune chief executive Robin Geffen is incredibly concerned by the current glut of “complicated” funds that lack portfolio transparency, saying they remind him of the “worst investment” he ever made.