We asked a group of European investors with total assets of €84.4bn about their appetite for alternative credit. The answers confirm that the sector is set to grow further.
Three-quarters of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group say investment consultants have added value to their investment portfolio
Twenty-five (86%) of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group say geopolitical risk has increased over the past 12 months
The average listed equities allocation in the portfolios of funds polled for this month’s Focus Group is 31%, with the level of respondents’ allocation ranging from 10% to 59%
Thirteen of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group are in favour of asset managers quoting an ‘all-in’ fee. This involves all fees and charges including transaction costs
Almost a third of investors, seven out of 23 polled for this month’s Focus Group, consider a hard landing in China to be the biggest economic or political risk facing the global markets in 2017.
Just three of the investors polled for this month’s Focus Group have increased their allocation to emerging and frontier markets in the past three years
Just over half of the respondents to this month’s focus group are restructuring, or planning to restructure, their fixed-income portfolio. Of these, 10 are moving towards a more active management.
Three pension funds - AP2, Linde and Unilever - talk about their approach to alternative credit
Rachel Fixsen asked Thomas Otbo, Jesper Nørgaard and Erik Callert about the changes being made to the Nordics’ biggest commercial life insurer
Product proliferation is a temptation that has become baked into the business model for many asset management, even if it is rarely in the best interest of clients
Three pension funds - CNPADC, KZVK-VKPB and Sampension - talk about their exposure to real assets
Reima Rytsölä, CIO of Finnish pension fund Varma, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo why it makes sense to keep an allocation to hedge funds
Nordea has always been a multi-centric institution. Created from four entities across the Nordic countries, it straddles geographies and markets by design
Over three-quarters of the respondents to this month’s Focus Group are allocated to strategies that employ risk-factor investing concepts, with four of these considering further allocations
Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants
Registered users are entitled to the first digital issue of IPE with the compliments of the IPE.com team.
Convertibles are gradually being recognised as an asset class in their own right
An unexpected consequence of globalisation is that it may be more beneficial to invest in firms that are predominantly national
Daniel Ben-Ami finds that while there are signs that the global economy might be bouncing back, doubts are being raised by the weakness of the recovery
The Indian subcontinent is adjusting to the realities of the new administration in Washington, writes Joseph Mariathasan