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Comment: The case for Brazil

Comment: The case for Brazil

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 16:46

Julian Thompson (pictured), Head of Emerging Market Equities at Threadneedle Asset Management, outlines his emerging market equity outlook for Brazil. »

Jeremy Charlesworth, Manager, Moonraker Commodities Fund

Comment: Silver is set for steeper rally than gold

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 06:00

  Silver is being overlooked by investors in the rush for precious metals and is primed for a major price breakthrough that will outstrip gold, which has dominated the market’s attention in recent months, notes Jeremy Charlesworth, Manager of the Moonraker Commodities Fund.   »

Comment: Keep an eye on restructuring opportunities in Spain

Comment: Keep an eye on restructuring opportunities in Spain

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 06:00

Patrick Atkinson, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers in Spain comments on current M&A activity in the Spanish financial services market following the rescue of a savings bank. »

Morten Spenner, CEO, International Asset Management

Comment: Movements in fixed income and currency markets will provide increasing opportunities for macro managers

Mon, 24/05/2010 - 14:27

Morten Spenner, CEO at International Asset Management Limited (IAM), one of the oldest specialist fund of hedge funds manager, discusses his outlook for a range of strategies for the second quarter of 2010. »

Comment: European Parliament and the hedge fund clampdown

Comment: European Parliament and the hedge fund clampdown

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 13:23

Mark Spinner, partner and Head of Private Equity at international law firm Eversheds, comments on the European Parliament approval of tighter controls on private equity firms and hedge funds. »

AIMA, CEO, Andrew Baker

AIMA voices concerns over EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 06:00

Andrew Baker, AIMA CEO, says the association has concerns over the 'impractical and unworkable' proposals in the EU's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Comment: Inflation outlook – ‘bad’ inflation is coming

Comment: Inflation outlook – ‘bad’ inflation is coming

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 06:00

Jerry Haworth, Director, 36 South Investment Managers Ltd, examines the outlook for inflation and explains the forces that are driving economies towards a ‘bad’ inflation scenario. »

Comment: US public pension funds to increase allocation to hedge funds at greater rate than corporate pension plans

Comment: US public pension funds to increase allocation to hedge funds at greater rate than corporate pension plans

Tue, 04/05/2010 - 09:32

Donald A. Steinbrugge (pictured), Managing Member
Agecroft Partners, LLC, predicts that United States public pension funds will increase their allocation to hedge funds at a faster rate than corporate pension plans due to sweeping new corporate pension legislation that is just beginning to take hold in the industry. »

Aima welcomes French/German statement on alternatives directive

Aima welcomes French/German statement on alternatives directive

Wed, 28/04/2010 - 16:03

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the statement by the French and German Finance Ministers, Christine Lagarde and Wolfgang Schäuble, that qualified investors should be free to invest in funds from all around the globe irrespective of quality standards set for European hedge funds. »

Comment: Expecting the unexpected – Will the stockmarket ignore the UK general election?

Comment: Expecting the unexpected – Will the stockmarket ignore the UK general election?

Thu, 08/04/2010 - 12:49

Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Schroders, examines the impact of the UK general election on stockmarket sentiment. »

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