IPE Views: Is there an alternative to alternatives?

In a world of investments dominated by equities and bonds, the category of “alternatives” offers great allure to portfolio investors seeking attractive returns and potentially both diversification and downside protection. It is a catchall label to help investors quickly categorise the universe of opportunities. However, the term also purveys a sense of mystery, additional complexity […]

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ECB sows the seeds for better eurozone growth

The European Central Bank recently delivered a significant expansion to its wuantitative easing program. Worth a total size of about  €1.1 trillion, the expansion was much more aggressive than markets anticipated and sets the stage for a eurozone recovery in the second half of 2015. T Rowe Price’s portfolio manager for European Fixed Income, Ken […]

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Will your pension even match the £11,574 a year minimum wage? And what you need to save for a retirement income equal to the average salary

New research from financial education initiative RedSTART shows that workers could end up with pensions that fall woefully short of the minimum wage – unless they save early and regularly. RedSTART, an offshoot of investment consultancy Redington, has calculated what you would have save in your 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s to achieve equivalent income […]

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Buying gold and macro funds for volatile 2015

In this AlphaSight update, Apollo Multi Asset Management’s Ryan Hughes explains why he has been positioning for increased market volatility and also reveals why he has no exposure to long-only UK equities.

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Avoid energy HY, but Europe encouraging

In this AlphaSight update, Henderson head of retail fixed income John Pattullo believes credit conditions in Europe have been improving even before QE and explains why investors should be wary of buying the top issuing sector in high yield.

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