FTfm on AV

Posted by Emma Boyde on Jun 19 18:28. Comment | Share

Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm.Big firms suffer large asset falls
Many major investment houses suffer precipitous loss of AUM as the trend to move away from active investment strategies to more More…

Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm.

Big firms suffer large asset falls
Many major investment houses suffer precipitous loss of AUM as the trend to move away from active investment strategies to more passive ones takes hold

Crisis-hit charities call in the consultants
It seems more and more voluntary organisations are recruiting investment consultants as they try to improve their prospects in the wake of sharp cuts to government funds and shaky stock markets

Global managed assets rebound
Global assets under management have rebounded to pre-financial crisis levels, reaching $53,000bn at the end of last year, according to a report by Cerulli Associates

Commodities out of favour
Commodities have fallen sharply out of favour among institutional investors in the past three months, according to a Barclays Capital survey

On the Greek debt crisis evolutionary road
As small, furry creatures who need to adapt as fast as possible to new circumstances, we should buy just before or just after the worst time in the Greek crisis. That time might be now and the best thing to buy would be equities with real cash flow from international operations or sales, writes John Dizard

The honest truth about contributions
There is surprisingly little protest about the effective pay cut that a transfer to a DC scheme appears to involve, but scheme members don’t seem to understand that lower contributions imply lower benefits, writes Pauline Skypala

Lobbying looks like a risky business
Investors may want to be wary of the biggest spenders on lobbying in the financial industry – recent research shows they also made riskier loans, expanded their lending faster and had more loans go sour

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