Unstructured Finance

UF’s Weekend Reads

March 17, 2012

Here is Sam Forgione’s suggested weekend reads. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. The calendar says March but it feels like mid-May in NYC.

Gross miscalculation?

By Jennifer Ablan
December 16, 2011

By Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein

It appears that Bill Gross’s PIMCO Total Return Fund is losing ground with investors — just not as fast as we originally thought.

Hedge funds vs mutual funds

May 18, 2011

By Dunny P. Moonesawmy, Head of Fund Research for Lipper in western Europe, Middle East and Africa. The views expressed are his own.

Are you happy with the direct tax code?

August 27, 2010

The much-awaited direct tax code bill, aimed at simplifying the country’s archaic direct tax laws, was passed by the cabinet on Thursday, with new income tax slabs being proposed for individuals.

Mutual fund investors rewarded for patience

October 30, 2009

A man speaks on a phone as he looks at a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Punit ParanjpeEquity fund investors had a lot to cheer about in the last seven months.

Stock market enthusiasts had almost given up hope after losing an average 52 percent in 2008, when the benchmark Sensex recorded its first annual fall after six years of gains. But a rally since the start of March has bought the smiles back.

Reuters Fund Summit: Will hedge fund regulation open the door to retail investors?

March 17, 2009

 

By Huw Jones

 

Hedge funds are nothing if not optimistic – they have to be in the current climate.

Mutual funds gaining ground on hedge funds?

February 17, 2009

rtr9urwHedge funds have gained a increasing share of the investment pie in recent years but the trend could could be reversing, judging by separate comments made by UBS and Deutsche Bank on Tuesday.

Funds industry criticized for lack of diversity

May 9, 2008

wall-st.jpgThe U.S. mutual fund industry is doing little to increase diversity and hire more minority workers, a senior executive at boutique investment firm Ariel Investments said this week.