Commercial property on dangerous ground

Is investment in European real estate as safe as houses, asks Nicholas Spiro

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Passive managers may have to combat governance shortfalls more actively in investee companies
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Two groups attempting to create a standardised methodology for comparing performance across mandates

Arbitrage in the electronic jungle

John Plender finds a marketplace fragmented by computerised reactions to short-term price movements

Cash is the current fund management king

Although cash offers little or no yield, it is not offering negative rates, writes David Oakley

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Stop the financial transaction tax. Again

The previous death of the FTT lacked a sanity clause, says John Dizard

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Lost decade of financial fundamentalism

Bullets are fired into the still-wriggling corpse of modern portfolio theory

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Hong Kong bucks low-cost investment trend

Banks have played a significant role in the development of mutual funds in Asia

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Iceland and Pink Floyd on money

James Mackintosh finds the debate about the structure of the financial system is heating up again

Solutions challenge is hard nut to crack

The solutions drama is being played out in a number of markets

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The future of Greece is ancient history

John Dizard consulted the archives to find out what is going to happen next in the country

Currency markets are treacherous places

Central banks are being forced to rely on currency depreciation to loosen monetary policy, says John Plender

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