INSIDER

High-maintenance Hedgie Seeks Indulgent Insto, VM

Without question my favourite car is a 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL. Recently I was thinking that maybe my expectations from such a car are similar to the way institutional investors think about hedge funds. It’s certainly uncorrelated to my other car.
INVESTOR PROFILE

GE develops dislocation and emerging markets

For the past year, emerging markets growth and developed market dislocation have been major investment themes for GE Asset Management, and by extension the GE Pension Trust. This theme continues to dominate the manager’s thinking, across strategies and implementation techniques, which in order to capture specific opportunities is also being extended to dynamic and tactical... Read more »
ANALYSIS

Commodities demand a fundamentally active approach

Investing in commodities via passive strategies presents some unique challenges due in part to the structure of futures contracts. GE Asset Management which has been managing commodities for the GE pension fund for five years, and opened that expertise to external clients last year, believes a better approach is active management using fundamentals.