Eric Kirsch is the executive vice president and global chief investment officer at Aflac, where he oversees the $100 billion-plus investment portfolio and investment teams based in New York and Tokyo. In part two of this interview, he discusses what it's like leading Aflac's Global Investments team through very challenging periods, Aflac's asset allocation strategy and the three main trends that he foresees in the investment environment.
Wealthy investors boosted bets on real estate and left hedge funds and equities as concern over high valuations and geopolitical risk push them back to basics. They had 33 percent of their portfolios on average in real estate at the end of the second quarter, according to a survey by Tiger 21.
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WHY INVEST IN A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY HEDGE FUND? The technology sector has traditionally served as an essential constituent in any investment portfolio, and we believe that innovation and invention often associated with this sector will ultimately drive the next leg of growth in the stock market. We seek out technology companies that have proprietary technologies which will provide them with the competitive advantage for sustainable growth, and favor companies that have a stellar track record in pushing the frontiers of technology in their respective subsectors. At BSD, we believe buying and holding these companies and are trading at reasonable valuations will maximize our returns and minimize our risks over the long term.
It looks like a highly anticipated hedge fund that has been taking talent from Izzy Englander's $US35 billion fund has a potential name. ExodusPoint. The name was registered in a filing by Michael Gelband, and has been floated among industry insiders over the past several weeks. Gelband is Millennium's former fixed income head, and he has been in talks with Hyung Soon Lee, Millennium's former equity chief, to start their own fund.
How Hewlett Foundation Positions Portfolio For The Unpredictable Future | Exclusive Q&A With CIO Ana Marshall - Part II
<p dir="ltr">2016 was a peculiar yet interesting year for institutional investors -- index funds outperformed active equity managers; geopolitical factors such as the U.S. election, Brexit and political turbulences in European countries rattled the macroeconomic environment, making investing ever unpredictable and challenging for institutional investors.</p> <p dir="ltr">In part two of Trusted Insight’s interview with Ana Marshall, chief investment officer of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marshall discusses these topics, her outlook on return prospect and interest rates, and her strategy to guard Hewlett Foundation’s portfolio against risks and uncertainties.</p>
Zev Marynberg Reveals To Bloomberg The Investment Keys Of Its Top Performing Adar Macro Fund In 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zev Marynberg, Founder and CIO of the hedge fund Adar Macro Fund, one of the top performing hedge funds of 2016 with a 33.5 percent return on investment in 2016, reveals in an interview with Bloomberg his investment strategy for 2017. âWe invest mainly in Latin America and Europe. We look for undervalued assets, mainly fixed income securities issued by sovereign or quasi-sovereign issuers, in countries where we believe macroeconomic changes will occur. We perform only
Three money managers are planning to leave Harvard University’s struggling endowment to start their own hedge funds as the organization cuts staff and outsources investments. Portfolio managers Michele Toscani and Graig Fantuzzi, who each focus on fixed income at Harvard Management Co., are teaming up to start a hedge fund, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Sanjiv Bhatia, a portfolio manager who focuses on emerging market stocks at the $37.5 billion fund, is also setting up his own shop, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private. The three are among...
In the United States, the ten largest university endowments manage a total of $177 billion in assets (close to a third of the national total). The ten largest endowments, eight of which manage greater than $10 billion in assets, like-mindedly have a stronger preference in alternative assets.
If you are tired of the ups and downs of the stock market, automated peer-to-peer investment company LendingRobot's CEO Emmanuel Marot says his new investment method will provide "predictable returns," with lower fees than a hedge fund. LendingRobot is expanding his original robo-advisor service, LendingRobot Classic, to a new investment method, called LendingRobot Series, as an alternative to fixed income investments, with average returns as high as 11.5%, the company announced Thursday. The new investment, will allow accredited investors to pool their monies and invest in four different securities made up of numerous marketplace loans from multiple originators, including online lending...