Risk management for investors

Introduction

Conventional wisdom was always that pension funds should put a sizeable portion of their assets into the equity market, with the remainder - perhaps 25-40% - invested in bonds and money markets. The collapse of the equity markets following the bursting of the dotcom bubble earlier this decade, however, caused a shift in attitudes, with many reducing their equity allocations in favour of fixed income.

This has been given some extra verve in the UK by the introduction of FRS17, which requires c

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