Investment Strategy

Fund of hedge funds: liquid, cheaper, transparent

Investment strategies are continuing to modify fund-of-hedge-fund holdings in order to provide more liquidity and potentially more alternative returns. A sector report from S&P Fund Services into alternative strategies found that fund-of-hedge-fund (FoHF) managers have responded to investor demand for more liquid, cheaper and more transparent avenues to alternative investing. It further concluded that managed […]
Investment Strategy

Dark pool breaks $1 billion

Liquidnet, the so-called dark-pool network provider, has set a new trading record in Australia during May, making more than $1 billion in member trades. The head of Liquidnet Australia, James Chatfield says the average size of trades has continued to increase, climbing beyond the $1.6 million mark in May. After four years of operation in […]
Investment Strategy

AMP CEO: 2008 changed asset management

Craig Dunn, AMP’s chief executive, says the 2008 global financial crisis has perhaps changed asset managers’ relationships with their customers forever. “People are less trusting than they once were,” says Dunn, 48. “There is a lot of focus on liquidity.” Dunn, who became chief executive officer in January 2008, says now consumers of financial products […]