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Unconstrained Bonds – taste the secret sauce

Page Title Unconstrained Bonds – taste the secret sauce

Unconstrained fixed income has become a popular strategy. By choosing investments that are free from benchmark constraints and that allow the managers wide-ranging discretion, investors aim to achieve consistent positive performance irrespective of a potential turn in the interest rate cycle. But in a world of low prospective returns, a successful unconstrained bond strategy needs

May 31, 2017 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

Multi-asset investing – how much risk can you afford?

Investors today face a challenging landscape, with high valuations across many traditional asset classes. Those high valuations come with low prospective returns, below-normal yields and, last but not least, high risk of significant drawdowns. More than ever, investors need to consider how much risk they can afford in pursuit of their investment goals. And more

Emerging Markets (EM) Equities – where in the world do global managers get their exposure?

Recently, an increasing number of global equity managers have started to manage against an All-World benchmark (including EM) rather than a Developed benchmark (ex-EM). For busy investors with limited time and resources, it might look like a quick win to have their global equity manager cover EM too. But not so fast! EM merits some

Nov 7, 2016 Categories: Investment, Markets

Multi-asset investing: the importance of protecting the downside.

Multi-asset investing is a hot topic. Increasingly, a wide range of investors want the dynamic allocation and effective diversification attributes that a well-managed multi-asset portfolio can provide. Savvy investors also want to ensure their multi-asset fund uses best-of-breed managers and strategies in every asset class, to generate the extra performance that is so vital in

A Multi-Asset Christmas Carol

  The spirit of Christmas is alive and well…and so is Ebenezer Scrooge’s great-great-grandson… The night before Christmas Scrooge stared grimly at his portfolio statement. Miserable returns from equity markets in 2015. Virtually no gains on his investments. Plus, a looming Deficit Contribution Notice for the Scrooge Enterprises Retirement Benefit Plan. ‘CRATCHIT!!!!’ He typed furiously

Dec 21, 2015 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy

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