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David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Portoflio Diversification - Downside and Risk
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 portfolio diversification in order to present well-rounded view for the average investor....
2657 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Investing for Income in 2012
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 generating assets as part of a diversified portfolio. Featured Members Resource...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Real Asset Alternative Investments
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 carefully selected investment opportunties. Featured Members Resource...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Ohio Pension Fund ups Timber Investments
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 Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Financial Alternatives - An Introduction
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 over-exposed to financial markets, especially those nearing retirement that may have little time left...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Where is the UK Economy Headed
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 Real Assets vs Equities -...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Proprty Investing Technical Analysis
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 Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled James Caan Closes Investment Funds
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 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Group Wins $239m Investment in Farmland
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 Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 -...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Investors Turn to Natural Resources
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 Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 -...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Where are Institutions Investing
Welcome to the latest Edition of our Weekly Bulletin. Here we aim to provide our Subscribers and Clients with useful news, opinion and analysis in relation to macro-trends affecting the investment performance of real-assets and the general economy, ultimately facilitating well-informed investment decisions. In this bulletin we seek to provide you with an insight into where one institutional investor has placed over $4 billion. Join as a Free Member of our site for instant access to our market-leading Research Reports and investment opportunities. Featured Members Resource...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Best Income Investments in 2012
Welcome to the latest Edition of our Weekly Bulletin. Here we aim to provide our Subscribers and Clients with useful news, opinion and analysis in relation to macro-trends affecting the investment performance of real-assets and the general economy, ultimately facilitating well-informed investment decisions. In this bulletin we seek to provide you with a comparison of the three best money-market income investments, and one real-asset income investment. Join as a Free Member of our site for instant access to our market-leading Research Reports and investment opportunities....
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled How and Why to Invest in Timber
Why productive natural resource real estate such as timber makes a good long-term investment. David Garner, Partner at boutique alternative investment firm DGC Asset Management explains why timber makes a good long-term investment, and how investors can acccess what has traditionally been a complex asset class with a high capital requirement. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled ABS to Track Oz Farmland Ownership
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will be given $1.7 million over the next four years to collect and analyse statistics about foreign ownership Australian farms. Farmer lobby groups, like the Victorian Farmers Federation, have becoming increasingly worried about what they say is a huge increase in international companies or countries buying up Australian farming assets. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Combat Inflation with Agricultural Productivity
On a global scale, contracting GDP combines with rising inflation to present a barrier to economic recovery and advancement, and in many developing countries, agricultural productivity bears a direct and significant impact on inflation. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment performance of real-asset alternative investments vs UK equities between 1991 and...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Video Interview: Markets & Economic Outlook
Jim Rogers on Markets, Economy and China Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and is a regular guest on Bloomberg and CNBC. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment performance...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Canada Farmland Values up 20%
According to the recently released report on farmland values issued by Farmland Credit Canada, "In the second half of 2011, farmland values in Saskatchewan increased an average of 10.1%, the highest average increase across Canada. This followed gains of 11.6% and 2.7% in the previous two reporting periods, continuing the decade-long trend of price increases that began in 2002. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Recovery for US Real Estate?
The economy is looking better, with growth in employment, retail spending, and manufacturing production. Will the economic recovery spread to real estate? Some good news has already arrived, but not enough to make most real estate professionals happy. Things are getting better, but it will be a while before everyone is feeling good again. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Sino-Forest Founder Leaves Company
Allen Chan of China's Sino-Forest Corp, which is under investigation by Canadian regulators and police over allegations of dodgy accounting, on Tuesday left the company he founded. As well, vice presidents Alfred Hung and George Ho, and Simon Yeung, a vice president of subsidiary Sino-Panel, have been fired after being put on administrative leave last August. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our...
2660 days ago
David Garner wrote a new blog post titled Time to Buy US Real Estate?
Investors continue to seek out solid, tangible assets capable of delivering income and capturing long-term growth. One market offerring some interesting opportunties is the US proeprty market, as research shows that it is now cheaper to buy than rent in most US States. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment performance of real-asset alternative...
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