futures

Investment Strategy

Mercer takes the plunge with managed futures

Mercer’s multimanager funds have taken note of stellar performance from managed futures managers over the past year, making their first ever allocation to the asset class at the same time as helping break the mandate drought in global equities, awarding $400 million to RCM Global Investors and $300 million to Martin Currie.
Opinion

As share markets shrink, new ideas grow

There are always a few types of business which can profit from a financial crisis, and it’s been interesting to watch those who hope to be among them subtly play their angles. The bids for attention have sometimes come from opposite ends of the risk spectrum. For instance this month we had fixed income broker […]
Opinion

As share markets shrink, new ideas grow

There are always a few types of business which can profit from a financial crisis, and it’s been interesting to watch those who hope to be among them subtly play their angles. The bids for attention have sometimes come from opposite ends of the risk spectrum. For instance this month we had fixed income broker […]
Hedge Funds

Private equity firms buy as hedge funds forced to sell

Hedge funds — facing forced margin calls and investment redemptions — are selling off wide swaths of their private equity-type investments in search of cold hard cash. And private equity firms have been only too happy to scoop them up. Hedge funds’ private equity portfolios are the result of a convergence of private equity and […]
Hedge Funds

Private equity firms buy as hedge funds forced to sell

Hedge funds — facing forced margin calls and investment redemptions — are selling off wide swaths of their private equity-type investments in search of cold hard cash. And private equity firms have been only too happy to scoop them up. Hedge funds’ private equity portfolios are the result of a convergence of private equity and […]
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