Here are pictures taken during the successful Expert Investor Luxembourg seminar, held on 13 June 2017 at Le Royal.
Willi Oberbeck, a fund selector at DZ PRIVATBANK, tells why he already started using alternative Ucits funds more than six years ago, long before demand for absolute returns started to really heat up.
Fund buyers in Luxembourg are reducing exposure to expensive US equities and are increasing their allocation to Europe. They have a preference for index trackers.
The Columna Commodities Fund, which pretends to invested in "a range of commodity-linked assets", has suspended redemptions. It claimed this was due to a failure to liquidate two of its investments.
Many investors invest in absolute return funds to reduce correlations with equity and bond markets. In this video interview, Frank Reisbol, managing director of Banque Carnegie Luxembourg, argues these investors are fooling themselves.
In part two of this video interview, Frank Reisbol reveals what an alternative Ucits strategy needs to pass his strict litmus test.
Here you can see a selection of photos from Expert Investor Luxembourg, held on the 16th of June at Le Royal.
The gold price is the best performing asset class year-to-date. And declining production combined with robust demand from Asia means the outlook for the yellow metal is rosy, said Mark Lacey, manager of the Schroder ISF Global Energy Fund. But others challenge his view.