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Is the dollar peaking?

Is the dollar peaking?

On balance, there still looks to be more stagnation around the world than either a boom or a bust. So how can we explain the remarkable rebound in oil prices in recent weeks? The nearby futures price ...

April 21, 2015 | 04:21 pm
GMO: Currency hedging may increase tail risk

GMO: Currency hedging may increase tail risk

Hedging currency exposure increases tail risk in equity portfolios by increasing the notional exposure, “and therefore the magnitude of possible return or loss,” according to a GMO white...

April 13, 2015 | 03:41 pm

Preqin: Sovereign wealth fund assets rise 17% in 18 months to $6.3 trillion

Aggregate assets managed by a universe of 73 sovereign wealth funds increased 17% to $6.3 trillion as of March 31, up from $5.4 trillion at the start of October 2013, the last time researcher Preqin...

April 10, 2015 | 03:45 pm
Norway megafund appoints panel to study infrastructure, real estate investments

Norway megafund appoints panel to study infrastructure, real estate investments

Norway’s Ministry of Finance appointed an expert group to investigate whether the 6.4 trillion Norwegian kroner ($809 billion) Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, should be permitted to...

April 10, 2015 | 12:52 pm

St. Louis Firefighters to sign Garcia Hamilton for global bonds

St. Louis Firefighters Retirement Plan hired Garcia Hamilton & Associates to run a $10 million active global fixed-income portfolio, pending contract negotiations, said Janice...

April 06, 2015 | 11:17 am
China taking steps to open capital markets ahead of MSCI decision

China taking steps to open capital markets ahead of MSCI decision

China’s regulators are taking more aggressive steps to open the country’s capital markets to foreign investors in the run-up to a midyear decision by MSCI Inc. on whether to begin adding...

April 06, 2015
Global hunt for offshore tax cheats

Global hunt for offshore tax cheats

Today, many financial institution executives and foreign governments might soon start feeling much the same way about the rising tide of FATCA — the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...

April 06, 2015

Alabama Trust Fund issues call for global equity manager

Alabama Trust Fund is searching for a global equity manager to run $100 million.

March 30, 2015 | 03:33 pm
The big structural upside in Japanese equities

The big structural upside in Japanese equities

There is reason to believe that Japan is on the precipice of reordering its domestic savings structure as soon as this year, with potentially significant implications for its equity markets.

March 27, 2015 | 09:46 am
Beneath the ugly face of second half 2014 lies the beauty of opportunity in 2015

Beneath the ugly face of second half 2014 lies the beauty of opportunity in 2015

In our view, the coming year will resemble more the volatility of the second half of 2014 than the prolonged, virtually uni-directional (i.e., up!) market that leveraged credit investors have enjoyed ...

March 26, 2015 | 10:16 am
2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

Two exchange-traded funds are leading New York-based ETF manager WisdomTree Investments Inc. to experience significant growth.

March 19, 2015 | 09:46 am

Lothian Pension Fund adds 300 million in-house global equity portfolio

Lothian Pension Fund created a £300 million ($450.9 million) in-house global equity portfolio.

March 17, 2015 | 03:39 pm

Amundi hires PIMCO, BlackRock vets for global bond team

Myles Bradshaw and David Ric joined Amundi’s global fixed-income team as portfolio managers.

March 16, 2015 | 03:05 pm
Draghi's latest pledge pushes yields closer to zero

Draghi's latest pledge pushes yields closer to zero

Among the most breathtaking moves attributable to central bank intervention is the plunge in bond yields, especially in the eurozone. The Spanish and Italian 10-year government bond yields are both...

March 16, 2015 | 02:52 pm

Knoxville moves into global bonds, goes passive on large-cap growth equity

Knoxville (Tenn.) Pension Fund hired Standish Mellon Asset Management to run a $27 million global fixed-income portfolio.

March 13, 2015 | 03:17 pm