crisis

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

Custodians weather the storm as assets inch up despite crisis

Custodians overall increased their assets under administration and custody over the past six months as markets rebounded somewhat and clients continued to direct money towards the safest houses. Most of the custodian banks, which were the beneficiaries of government support during the crisis of the previous 12 months, weathered the storm relatively comfortably compared with […]
Investment Strategy

Custodians weather the storm as assets inch up despite crisis

Custodians overall increased their assets under administration and custody over the past six months as markets rebounded somewhat and clients continued to direct money towards the safest houses. Most of the custodian banks, which were the beneficiaries of government support during the crisis of the previous 12 months, weathered the storm relatively comfortably compared with […]
Unintentional

The great currency debate

Many super funds had to write out big cheques last year. They needed to cover their currency hedging positions over international assets as the Aussie dollar tumbled from near parity with the US to around 60c at its low point. As a result, and notwithstanding a subsequent recovery in the $A, future defensive strategies are […]
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