Share buybacks — who really benefits?

Executives and investors are not always equal beneficiaries

Investor returns are all about the timing

Knowing when to choose the right moment to move is not easy

Hedge and mutual funds befriend the trend

Managed funds gain $10bn of inflows during first quarter, writes Stephen Foley

The case for active management weakens

High active share strategies can outperform but risks increase

Throw out oil stocks to avoid sector risk

Investors factor in potential dividend cuts and ‘stranded asset’ issue

Poor active managers have no excuse

Ample opportunity to pick winners even when stock dispersion is low

Euro dollar graphic

Vexed questions on currency hedging

Is it better to suffer the slings and arrows of short-term money moves?

Value investors suffer during QE rally

The strategy works best when things look terrific — or terrifying

Risks of chasing crowd on dollar and yuan

Last throes of dollar bull party, says HSBC

Do not trust hawkers of unlisted Reits

Behind the promise of large returns lurk even larger fees

Seeking a market solution for inequality

Public polling to underpin new ‘Just Index’

Get smart on government projects

There are better ways to invest £11bn than on meters

Shipping finance offers attractive yields

Is ‘floating real estate’ the next big asset class?

Living to lament the end of annuities

Risk in alternatives make pension management a tough choice

Incentives favour short-term focus

Pension funds and insurers forced to shy away from infrastructure

Titans turn attention to Silicon Valley

Private equity wants to enter venture capital territory of tech investing

Fees matter more than asset allocation

Investment strategy study confirms importance of cost control

Activist investors carried by bull run

Why a bear market will hit activists again, as it did in 2008

UK stocks: interesting but not compelling

FTSE 100 record tells us little about the future

Getting to the bottom of hedge fund fees

Funds are beginning to react to pressure to charge less