Diversified investing is not the way to achieve returns and investors should avoid broad market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and anything structured, according to hedge fund Noster Capital
Equities and bonds are overvalued while commodities and emerging markets look equally unattractive, according to Société Générale's 2011 Outlook presentation
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Barclays Capital’s December 2010 Global Outlook forecast for this year advises investors to buy commodities, credit and stay long-equities. Growth in 2011 is predicted to reach 4.5% as fears of a double-dip recession recede.
QE2 will spur above target inflation in 2011 and low real yields mean pension funds should look to shares
Schroders outlook for next year is positive, with the UK avoiding a double dip recession and equity markets rising. However, the eurozone problems are not over and interest rates remain low.
US issuance shifts from domestic to international equities, while the participation rate for the latest Goldman Sachs offering hits three times the returns of the MSCI EAFE Index.
While US equities continue to dominate the issuance, products have diversified into small and mid-cap indexes.
US equities were the major theme in index-linked issuance at the end of last week, although diversification away from the S&P 500 was on offer from some providers.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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