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Portoflio Diversification - Downside and Risk

June 11, 2012 Comments (0)

Portfolio Diversification – Risks and Downside As pension funds and large endowment funds continue to reduce exposure to traditional listed equities in favour of alternative assets, many Investors and Financial Advisors are also reconsidering their asset allocation strategies in order to spread risk, reduce volatility and capture superior returns, whilst also reducing the correlation of their investments with financial market performance. In this post we look at some of the downside of...

Investing for Income in 2012

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Investing for Income in the Current Economic Climate Investors with an immediate requirement for income are seeking alternatives to traditional financial market investments. As low interest rates combine with high inflation, volatile financial markets and economic uncertainty on a global scale, Investors and Financial Planners are reducing their exposure to equity markets in seeking out alternative assets capable of replacing lost investment income. Here we look at the importance of income...

Real Asset Alternative Investments

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Genuine alternatives to financial investments are considered to be ‘real’ or ‘hard-asset’ investments. Immoveable property such as real estate, farmland and timber properties are considered to be viable alternatives to financial assets, and moveable property like gold bullion, fine wine and rare stamps are also considered to be genuine alternative investment assets. Login or Join as a Free Member of our website for access to our market-leading Alternative Asset Class Analysis Reports and...

Ohio Pension Fund ups Timber Investments

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

With markets continuing to display the kind of volatility that can't fail to make Investors nervous, institutional investors continue to reduce their exposure to equities and acquire productive natural resource real estates including farms and forests. Login or Join as a Free Member of our website for access to our market-leading Alternative Asset Class Analysis Reports and carefully selected investment opportunities. Featured Members Resource...

Financial Alternatives - An Introduction

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

It is now a widely held belief that investing in stocks and other financial instruments in the traditional manner generates an investment return that is driven more by the latest piece of political rhetoric, or the most recent announcement of sovereign debt risk or unemployment figures from some far flung corner of the world, than by underlying company fundamentals like good management and a strong balance sheet. Aside from this inherent, sentiment-driven volatility, many investors also feel...

Where is the UK Economy Headed

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

One of the key indicators we monitor in order to gain an insight into the UK economy here at DGC Asset Management is the Bank of England's quarterly Inflation Report, which often gives us a perspective on the prospects of the British pound, as well as potential trends developing in the economy in general. This quarters’ report, published on May 16th, contained some interesting points that we had not noticed in previous reports. Featured Members Resource...

Proprty Investing Technical Analysis

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Can we use the skills of a technical investment analyst in order to predict where we might find real estate investment opportunties? In this short article we look to utilise the skills of a technical stock analyst by analysing housing market statistics to try and successfully predict future movements in house prices. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free...

James Caan Closes Investment Funds

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

The cost of creating and operating traditional investment funds has become so restrictive that a number of investment funds have closed their doors and are returning capital to investors as the cost of compliance, regulation and other commitments means such arrangements cease to offer a competitive rate of return. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report...

Group Wins $239m Investment in Farmland

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Brazilian farming operator SLC Agricola follows in the footsteps of DGC Asset Management, having received an investment of $239 million from institutional fund manager Valiance Asset Management for a new greenfield development farmland investment involving the conversion of scrubland into productive agricultural assets. Shares in the company rose by 6 per cent as markets heard the news. Featured Members Resource...

Investors Turn to Natural Resources

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

As economic uncertainty on a global scale continues to cloud the investing environment, and confidence in traditional ‘low-risk’ assets drops off at an alarming rate, Institutional Investors continue their march toward tangible, physical alternative investment assets in an effort to reduce exposure to volatile financial markets and optimise the performance of long-term investment portfolios. Featured Members Resource...