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Editorial

Back to the future: investors concerns in 2008 resonate today

This issue marks the 400th edition of www.top1000funds.com,  which looks at the strategies and views of the world’s largest asset owners. So what were the concerns and opportunities of investors six years ago, and what are they now?   Since its launch in 2008, the journalists at www.top1000funds.com have written more than 2,000 stories on […]
Analysis

Fund flows demonstrate a defensive 2011

Analysis of asset class and sector fund flows in 2011 reveals investors’ propensity to flock to defensive assets, according to data from EPFR Global. Emerging market equities revealed the biggest difference year on year, with outflows of $47.7 billion for 2011 contrasting with inflows of $95.6 billion for the previous year. The emerging markets equity […]
News

2011 global and industry highlights

Republican congress woman Gabrielle Giffords was among 17 shot in an assassination attempt, six killed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 12,000, the first time the index was above this mark since 2008. The index had its best January performance since 1997. Investors’ appetite for corporate bonds continued unabated with banks and companies borrowing […]