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Investment Strategy

Active managers flourish in near ideal conditions

Jana Advisers has seen three quarter of its recommended active equity managers outperform against their benchmarks over the past year. Steven Carew, head of research at the firm, says the success rate of 75-80 per cent is attributable to near ideal conditions for stock pickers. “The dispersion between and within markets is quite wide so […]
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 […]
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 […]
Administration

Below the waterline – uncovering the hidden costs of equity trading

Global agency brokerage and technology firm ITG has launched a new publication investigating challenges and developments in the analysis of trading costs. CLARE ROWSELL, head of client relationship management for ITG in Asia Pacific, argues that transaction cost analysis has become a vital tool for funds managers and traders, and looks at how new advances […]
Administration

Below the waterline – uncovering the hidden costs of equity trading

Global agency brokerage and technology firm ITG has launched a new publication investigating challenges and developments in the analysis of trading costs. CLARE ROWSELL, head of client relationship management for ITG in Asia Pacific, argues that transaction cost analysis has become a vital tool for funds managers and traders, and looks at how new advances […]
Hedge Funds

SSgA offers 'non-lending' options

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has offered ‘non-lending’ equivalent trusts to four of the thirteen trusts which experienced difficulties relating to the liquidation of securities lending collateral.
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