US approaches a true bear market

Sell-off would have a long way to go in event of US downturn

When to ditch a losing hedge fund

Managers do not become stupid overnight so look beyond the numbers


Why New York has top share of asset pie

Tough post-crisis regulation encouraged fund managers to bulk up

Commodities caught in Fed crossfire

High-yield bond distress set to rise when central bank pulls the rate trigger

Asset allocators must read renminbi runes

China devaluation more likely to accelerate current trends than signal market turning point

Medicine for pension deficit disorder

Rising interest rates will shrink corporate pension liabilities

A ‘show me the money’ US equity market

S&P 500 performance led by growth stocks as value languishes

Index tracker fund price war heats up

BlackRock now the cheapest for tracking the FTSE All Share or FTSE 100 indices

Factor investing proves useful to some

Blends of momentum, value and volatility stocks will not yet oust portfolios balanced by sector

Visitors look around Qualcomm’s display at the Korea IT Show 2007 in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, April 19, 2007. Photographer: Seokyong Lee/Bloomberg News

Qualcomm: high water mark for activists?

Hedge funds may need to switch focus from Silicon Valley to traditional roots

Myriad chases Silicon Valley fairy dust

With Facebook and Snapchat as rivals, did Swiss technology group ‘pivot’ the wrong way?

Dangers abound for the ‘back from the precipice’ strategy

Bet on reflation assumes that the relief from turbulence is not just a brief pause

Private equity pensions could help young

Twentysomethings can enjoy benefits of longer-term investment

Pitfalls of social impact bonds

If nascent investment vehicle is to become a big asset class, it needs a new name among other things

A performance-linked model for fund fees

Such a fee structure could help markets function better

In a tangle over multi-asset investing

Complexities of allocation make this a thorny approach

Better to stay out of China A-shares

Economic fundamentals and bubble psychology send strong message

How to short Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorns’

Hedging these highly-valued but illiquid stocks is difficult

Bondification is new big investment idea

Search for income mutes great rotation into equities from bonds

Pressure on private equity to spend cash

Industry feels pain of investor activism and regulatory scrutiny