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Hedge Funds

Banks set to shake up life settlements

Institutional investors may be shaking off any reputational aversion they had to life settlements, desperate as they are for genuinely uncorrelated assets. MICHAEL BAILEY examines the current state of the asset class and its two means of access – synthetic or physical. The life settlements market has benefited from the entry of large investment banks, […]
Hedge Funds

Banks set to shake up life settlements

Institutional investors may be shaking off any reputational aversion they had to life settlements, desperate as they are for genuinely uncorrelated assets. MICHAEL BAILEY examines the current state of the asset class and its two means of access – synthetic or physical. The life settlements market has benefited from the entry of large investment banks, […]
Administration

Smaller hedge fund industry more attractive for investors

The third annual Absolute Returns Funds conference for super funds, produced by Investment & Technology, canvassed a range of issues faced by super funds in assessing alternative investments. GREG BRIGHT and MICHAEL BAILEY report. Absolute returns strategies using alternative investments are far from dead post-crisis, it would seem, although their use in both asset allocation […]
Administration

Smaller hedge fund industry more attractive for investors

The third annual Absolute Returns Funds conference for super funds, produced by Investment & Technology, canvassed a range of issues faced by super funds in assessing alternative investments. GREG BRIGHT and MICHAEL BAILEY report. Absolute returns strategies using alternative investments are far from dead post-crisis, it would seem, although their use in both asset allocation […]
Investment Strategy

AXA leans on local knowledge in Chinese property hunt

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (AXA REIM) entered the Chinese real estate market last month, signing a memorandum of understanding with Ping An Trust, a subsidiary of giant domestic insurer Ping An, to co-invest in residential projects within large cities. The deal marked the manager’s first strategic partnership in the region. It was in the […]
Investment Strategy

AXA leans on local knowledge in Chinese property hunt

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (AXA REIM) entered the Chinese real estate market last month, signing a memorandum of understanding with Ping An Trust, a subsidiary of giant domestic insurer Ping An, to co-invest in residential projects within large cities. The deal marked the manager’s first strategic partnership in the region. It was in the […]
Investment Strategy

After-tax benchmarks to hit Aussie shores

Australian equities benchmarks showing the tax impacts of franking credits and off-market share buy-backs are expected to be the first in a series of tax-aware indexes developed by FTSE and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), with input from an industry committee focused on mitigating tax on investments. Paul Hoff, managing director – […]
Investment Strategy

After-tax benchmarks to hit Aussie shores

Australian equities benchmarks showing the tax impacts of franking credits and off-market share buy-backs are expected to be the first in a series of tax-aware indexes developed by FTSE and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), with input from an industry committee focused on mitigating tax on investments. Paul Hoff, managing director – […]
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