portfolio allocation

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Endowments and foundations maintain exposure levels to marketable alternatives

Exposure to marketable alternatives strategies by endowments and foundations has stabilised and will hold steady for the next year, according to a survey by NEPC.

Institutional investors favour emerging managers as allocations set to increase this year

Institutional investors and family offices will maintain their commitment to alternative asset managers this year, according to a survey.

UK tops investment portfolio returns in 2016, says Natixis survey

US investment portfolios performed better than most international peers in 2016 but came in second next to the UK in the top slot, according to a survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Pension funds urged to allocate more to hedge funds

Pension funds should remember the value of hedge funds as a hedge against market fluctuations in times of economic turbulence, says global investment firm Cambridge Associates.

Weak global recovery likely to continue as policymakers push fiscal stimulus

Several themes are shaping the global economy and markets with a number of likely scenarios resulting in a number of possible investment opportunities for portfolio allocation strategies across asset classes and sectors.

Chinese authorities approve Shenzhen-Hong Kong Connect

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have approved in principle, of the structure of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Research challenges traditional investment approaches to ESG scoring

New research has demonstrated a clear positive relationship between incremental changes, or momentum, in a company’s ESG scores and investment performance.

Improvement needed in asset management by US college endowments to reduce risk

Most US colleges and universities manage their investments separately leaving them with only a partial view of their full financial standing, according to research from SEI.