Most active funds have underperformed their passive benchmarks over the last ten years, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
As the hunt for yield continues, the burgeoning market for UK municipal bonds could provide some much needed fresh issues for pension fund investment. However, some remain sceptical about the appeal according to Angele Spiteri Paris.
Turmoil in EM has led many investors to withdraw funds. Charlotte Moore asks if long-term prospects are any better
S&P Capital IQ has launched a new fund grading system and methodology to meet the changing needs of investors.
Emerging market equities and foreign currency nominated corporate debt will offer the best value as asset classes over the next year, Ashmore Investment Management predicts.
Standard & Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of a raft of eurozone nations including Italy, Spain and Portugal as well as stripping France and Austria of their AAA status.
Sion Cole, executive director at UBS Global Asset Management discusses the recent trend towards passive management but why an active approach to fixed income still has a place within your scheme's portfolio.
The aggregate deficit of S&P 1500 pension plans increased by $134bn in September, reaching a "post-World War II high", Mercer claims.
EUROPE - S&P's decision to downgrade Italian debt adds to the pressure on EU legislators to take more decisive action to deal with Europe's mounting debt problems.
William Atwood, executive director of the $11.5bn Illinois State Board of Investment, shares his views on the implications of last month's US debt downgrade
Helen Fowler finds a flurry of activity in alternative indices over the past year reflects how these strategies are becoming much more mainstream
Andrew Short asks if absolute return funds are failing to fulfil their remit and whether they still have a role to play in today's fund portfolios
Credit Suisse's Ursula Marchioni discusses the advantages of selective investment in different market sizes, and how ETFs can help.