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Diversifying Risk, and Risk?Takers, in Investment Management
PIMCO’s new partnership with the organization Girls Who Invest is one more step toward a more inclusive financial services industry. It is also an act of conviction: At PIMCO, we believe that promoting diversity is more than simply the right thing to do from a moral, social and business standpoint. It is also the right thing to do for our
Asset Allocation Views: Singles and Doubles
With market volatility on the rise, consider a broad set of relative value opportunities across global markets. Markets entered 2018 with the wind at their back: double-digit equity returns, strong momentum, and expectations that the synchronized global growth and corporate earnings recovery we saw in 2017 should continue into 2018. However, recent volatility suggests some storm clouds could be gathering.
BlackRock Exploring Steps to Influence Action on U.S. Gun Control
Asset Management
As the movement grows in the U.S. pushing for the government to take action on tightening gun control measures in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, corporate America and Wall Street appear ready to fill the void left by a Congress that seems incapable of passing comprehensive gun control legislation.
How Artificial Intelligence Has Made its Way From Wall Street's Top Hedge Funds to Retail Investors
The use of Artificial Intelligence as an investing tool was once reserved for the top of the Wall Street food chain. Only the largest commercial traders, financial institutions, hedge funds, and others with the necessary resources could implement an AI-based trading strategy into their portfolios. But as Bob Dylan said, 'the times they are a-changin'. Today you'd be hard-pressed to
Passive Investing Hurts Emerging-Market Debt Investors
Think emerging-market debt (EMD) might as well be managed passively? Think again. Over the last 14 years, 69% of EMD active managers beat the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global over three-year rolling periods. Even in 2008, almost 40% of active managers beat their EMD benchmark. Read more at Advisor Perspectives. Photo: Allan Ajifo
Looking Past Volatility
PIMCO takes a long-term view of markets and economies, one that anchors investment decisions during shorter-term periods of market volatility. Nonetheless, the dramatic return of market volatility has understandably unnerved many investors. On 9 February, Daniel J. Ivascyn, group chief investment officer, and Scott Mather, CIO U.S. core strategies, updated clients on the dynamics at play. They discussed both the
Private Equity Investors Keep to Brand Names
Asset Management
First-time funds maintain stable year-on-year fundraising as overall industry accelerates First-time private equity funds secured $26bn in capital commitments across 226 funds in 2017. This follows historical trends: although the number of first-time funds closed was lower than in 2016, it was in line with industry-wide trends. However, the private equity industry is seeing an unprecedented period of fundraising, and
China A-Shares: Is Your Emerging-Market Manager Ready?
As the Chinese New Year approaches, investors will welcome the year of China A-shares, soon to be included in the MSCI emerging-market (EM) benchmarks. But put careful consideration into determining which funds are actually ready to join the festivities. Index provider MSCI plans a gradual integration for the vast onshore market, whose $8.3 trillion market capitalization is second only to
Huge Growth in Private Equity Co-Investments for Institutional Investors
Asset Management
New analysis by CEPRES of 3,959 Private Equity Co-Investment deals highlights niche segments outperform for LP investors stevepb / PixabayNEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CEPRES today released on its investment platform the largest ever analysis of private equity co-investments encompassing 3,959 deals over the last 17 years. The report details the returns generated across different regions, market segments and
Multi-Alternative Funds: Alts for One and One for Alts
How multi-alternative funds may eliminate choice overload for investors In my most recent blog, I described how choosing the appropriate alternative strategy (Real estate? Market neutral? Senior loans?) could become the biggest challenge for new investors in alternatives. This is one of the most common questions I receive here at Invesco, along with how to identify the best fund managers