recovery

CMSF

“EU will survive no problem”,
US in recovery

The European Union will survive and the US economy will bounce back, according to international experts speaking at a CMSF plenary session. Andreas Huebner, senior managing director of Lazard, said the “EU will survive no problem” but acknowledged there was a long way to go, with economic fundamentals still weak. He sees the real problem […]
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Investment Strategy

Sole purpose test does not apply to trauma: Prime Super

Prime Super’s move to offer trauma insurance to members as an additional product alongside the fund’s investment options was not required to meet the sole purpose test because the fund was the distributor, not the manufacturer, of the policies. An I&T News story covering Prime’s trauma insurance offering, published in late July, drew responses from […]
Investment Strategy

Sole purpose test does not apply to trauma: Prime Super

Prime Super’s move to offer trauma insurance to members as an additional product alongside the fund’s investment options was not required to meet the sole purpose test because the fund was the distributor, not the manufacturer, of the policies. An I&T News story covering Prime’s trauma insurance offering, published in late July, drew responses from […]
Opinion

Underlying themes mesh with global recovery

The turnaround in both the market and consumer sentiment over the past three months has been nothing short of remarkable. Talk has gone from the new Great Depression to the Great Recession to the Great Recovery. Most institutional investors were slow to rebalance after last year’s falls and when the markets dived again in January/February […]
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