Several hedge funds are among the most successful activist investors
New products are making hedge funds look like an expensive way to access alpha
Professional stock-picking and portfolio construction are still valid strategies
Managers are finding new ways to pursue long/short equity strategies
Hedge funds have become more investor-friendly since the global financial crisis but there is still room for improvement
UK and international rules on distributable reserves have ‘inconsistencies’, accountancy body admits, reigniting long-running debate
Also: FRC reports on current and future use of artificial intelligence in accounting and corporate reporting
Many people start their new year with diets, exercise, or perhaps a dose of self-help. Bookshops are well stocked with guides to better working, living, thinking, sleeping and even breathing.
The clouds darkened last month. Forecasts of the world’s economics prospects became distinctly gloomier.
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We asked two European pension funds about their attitude to asset management fees and costs
Ivonne Forno (pictured), the CEO of Laborfonds, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol regional pension fund, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo shortly after the fund’s 20th birthday
Following the group’s reorganisation, SMTAM’s David Semaya outlines ambitious plans to widen their international expansion
As the equity markets begin 2019 in worse shape than last year, we asked three European pension funds how they conceive and execute their equity strategy, in order protect the portfolio
Xander den Uyl, chairman of PWRI, the Dutch fund for disabled workers, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about its particular approach to ESG