1. 2005 Conference - Critical Issues Forum Webcast

    Presentations and full transcripts from the PortfolioConstruction Conference 2004 are now available...

    24-08-04 | More
  2. Time to consider inflation bonds?

    With inflation gathering steam, US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) and TIPS funds – essentially inflation-linked bonds – are becoming more popular due to their inflation hedging properties, according to S&P...

    Anthony Davies | 06-05-04 | More
  3. Grabbing a greater slice of the property pie

    Financial advisers should be doing more to be actively involved in placement of investments into property, according to specialist property investment research house Property Investment Research. In a recently released Market Review, PIR argues the case for property allocations to be as high as 40% in a portfolio...

    Deirdre Keown, PortfolioConstruction Forum | 31-03-04 | More
  4. How much to int'l equities? The cautious view

    2004 will be a battle between rising interest rates and a highly leveraged US economy, predicted Tim Ridley, manager diversified funds for Alliance Capital at December's Portfolio Construction Forum Researchers' Roundtable. On balance, Ridley supported an underweight allocation to international equities for 2004. Here are full notes plus images of his slides (the actual Powerpoint file is also available)... 

    Tim Ridley | 19-01-04 | More
  5. How much to intl equities? Inquisitor's "bottom line"

    When all was said and done, five key points came through clearly from the first topic - how much to international equities in 2004? - at the last Researchers' Roundtable meeting of 2003...

    Tim Farrelly | 19-01-04 | More
  6. How much to int'l equities? Session Q&A

    Presenters at a Portfolio Construction Forum Researchers' Roundtable program aren't able to "hit and run"! A key focus of each program is question & answer time for each topic addressed. Firstly, our Inquisitors grill the presenters of the topic - in this case BT's Callum Burns and Alliance Capital's Tim Ridley - then, after some discussion amongst themselves, the researcher attendees take over the questioning...

    19-01-04 | More
  7. How much to int'l equities in 2004? The bolder view

    US company profits are growing and in a way that is relatively sustainable, contended Callum Burns, head of global asset allocation at BT Funds Management, at December's Portfolio Construction Forum Researchers' Roundtable. For this and other reasons, Burns supported an overweight allocation to international equities for 2004. Here are images of Callum's presentation slides, with full notes...

    Callum Burns | 19-01-04 | More