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Unintentional

The end of asset allocation – Alternative investment ideas to salvage your portfolio

There’s nothing like a crisis to make an industry question its fundamental beliefs, and poor old Harry Markowitz has certainly been in the firing line since everybody’s asset-allocated, ‘diversified’ portfolios all crashed together in 2008/9. Does his modern portfolio theory still stack up? What role will alternative assets play in any, ahem, alternative to it? […]
Unintentional

The end of asset allocation – Alternative investment ideas to salvage your portfolio

There’s nothing like a crisis to make an industry question its fundamental beliefs, and poor old Harry Markowitz has certainly been in the firing line since everybody’s asset-allocated, ‘diversified’ portfolios all crashed together in 2008/9. Does his modern portfolio theory still stack up? What role will alternative assets play in any, ahem, alternative to it? […]
CIO profiles

Way forward for AA?: Alaska searches for ‘external CIOs’

The US$32 billion Alaska Permanent Fund has taken a unique approach to asset allocation, re-organising the fund according to how investments respond to economic conditions and searching for four ‘external CIO’ mandates. Alaska Permanent Fund pays a dividend to the people of Alaska once a year, typically in July, and that has created an opportunity […]
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