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Investors need to factor in inflation – Wurts

It may still be the right time to allocate to distressed real estate and debt-related strategies as deleveraging continues around the world and capital remains in short supply. But a significant factor likely to impact on portfolios in the medium term, according to US asset consultancy Wurts & Associates, is inflation.
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Target date funds go to Washington

Last week, Professor of Finance at Griffith Business School at Griffith University, Michael E. Drew*, was the only academic invited to present at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Labor Joint-Hearing on target date funds. He writes exclusively for www.top1000funds.com on his submission, which questions the conventional use of age-based approaches to […]
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Parsimonious asset allocation

Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal and chair of Ennis Knupp & Associates, Richard Ennis, believes contemporary asset allocation schemes are becoming unwieldy for many decision makers because of the proliferation and splintering of investment categories, and advocates an approach that relies more on empirical evidence than on assumptions or intuition.
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The future of risk management: How independent should risk management be?

Barry Schachter, research associate with the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre and director, quantitative resources, Moore Capital Management believes the current crisis is a catalyst for change in the conduct of risk management because it has challenged the efficacy of the existing risk management model, but simply imposing regulation is not the change […]
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