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In-depth, expert analysis on the changing landscape of investments around the world. Leading asset managers reports uncover trends, highlight changes and consider future strategic impact.

Aberdeen - The great DB balancing act

Meeting their investment objectives within a persistently low-rate, low-growth environment is an ongoing challenge for today’s defined benefit (DB) schemes. This article examines how dynamic liability-driven investment (LDI) and diversified growth strategies can help, and highlights the importance of looking beyond the traditional asset mix.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 13-01-2016
Sector: Liability-Driven Investment (LDI)

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Aberdeen - Treating all EM bonds the same is

The narrative over recent months has been one of emerging markets (EM) in crisis. Currencies have struggled, governance scandals have arisen, and growth has slowed while debt has grown.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 07-01-2016
Sector: Emerging Market Debt

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Aberdeen - Multi-Asset: Time to Diversify

In the eyes of many investors, bonds and equities enjoy a domestic relationship much like the man and woman in a traditional Alpine weather house. The female figure comes out with a sunshade when it’s dry, while the man comes out with a macintosh when it looks set to rain – and they are never out of the house at the same time.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 07-01-2016
Sector: Multi Asset

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Aberdeen - A fly on the boardroom wall

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 07-01-2016
Sector: Global Equities

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Aberdeen - De-risking Asian property and accessing its growth

Asia Pacific’s (APAC) property market offers overseas investors wide ranging investment opportunities underpinned by its demographics, urbanisation and rapidly rising incomes.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 01-11-2015
Sector: Real Estate

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Aberdeen - Governing the ungovernable

Mark Twain once said, “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary”. Good governance is all about the quality of the interaction between the individuals within the boardroom, and making the most of the limited time they have together.

If those individuals always agree, they are wasting everybody’s time and adding no value as a board.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 01-10-2015
Sector: Global Equities

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Aberdeen - Europe’s investible residential landscape

 

In this paper, we examine the European residential sector at a country level. More specifically we are looking at the rented, institutionally owned element of the residential sector, also known as ‘multi-family’ in the United States and Asia or private rented sector (PRS) in the UK. We are specifically not looking at housing owner-occupied by private individuals, or social housing.

 

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 01-10-2015
Sector: Residential

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Aberdeen - Hedge Funds for everyone: the rise of liquid alternatives

Hedge Funds for everyone: the rise of liquid alternatives

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 10-09-2015
Sector: Hedge Funds

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Aberdeen - Benefiting from alternatives - How and why to get the most exposure

Alternative investments have become increasingly accessible to all types of investors. Established managers have institutionalised, new managers have sought to steal market share with innovative product design (including regulatory friendly structures); fees, in general, have come down. While these changes haven’t eliminated all the complexity associated with allocating to alternatives, they have enabled investors to find an array of strategies that can meet their needs and they have allowed alternatives to become core allocations within investment portfolios.

 

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 10-09-2015
Sector: Alternatives

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Aberdeen - Treating all EM bonds the same is completely irrational

Old habits die hard, as the adage goes. So it is with emerging market bonds at the moment. Investors have reverted to type, and sold emerging market assets without distinguishing between their vast differences.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 01-09-2015
Sector: Fixed Income

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Aberdeen - The fixed income garden

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.

We like to think of fixed income as a varied, colourful and interesting asset class which can help you not only with your income and capital returns but also with your liabilities.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 01-08-2015
Sector: Fixed Income

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Aberdeen - The need for stewartship

Where does corporate governance end and stewardship begin? What’s the difference? These were two key questions that Paul Lee, Head of Corporate Governance at Aberdeen and formerly Head of Investment Affairs at the National Association of Pension Funds, answered in his presentation at a Pensions Intelligence seminar in May.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 15-06-2015
Sector: Global Equities

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Aberdeen - Time to diversify

In the eyes of many investors, bonds and equities enjoy a domestic relationship much like the man and woman in a traditional Alpine weather house. The female figure comes out with a sunshade when it’s dry, while the man comes out with a macintosh when it looks set to rain – and they are never out of the house at the same time.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 06-06-2015
Sector: Alternatives

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Aberdeen - The de-risking challenge for local authorities

Local authority pension funds have tended to shy away from liabilitydriven investment (LDI) solutions. In part, this may be due to a perception that LDI invariably involves derivatives, and that regulatory considerations may preclude local authority pension funds from following this path.

Company: Aberdeen
Date added: 05-05-2015
Sector: Fixed Income

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