Grasp the importance of asset allocation in absolute return funds

Comprehend the different types of strategy available

Gain an understanding of how the macro environment can affect these vehicles

The Targeted Absolute Return sector has dominated the sales of Investment Association funds in recent months, but in February they lost their crown to the Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares sector. Is this a small blip in a longer term trend, or are investors turning away from these types of solutions?

Sectors popularity rises amid global political uncertainty

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In February the Targeted Absolute Return sector was replaced as the best selling sector by a mixed investment peer group. But which one?

In his article Brendan Mulhern suggests that thanks to central bank actions, valuations across virtually all asset classes are what?

Nick Maroutsos points out in his article that investors are not being properly compensated for duration risk. Therefore absolute return strategies can serve as what?

Joe Davis states in his article that roughly what percentage of European government bonds yield less than zero?

Brendan McCurdy highlights that in a rising interest rate environment alternatives can outperform the core bond market by how much?

In his article Joe Davis notes the average correlation between the price of the S&P 500 Index and the yield on 10 year US Treasuries in the past five years is the lowest in US history. At what level is it?

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Gain an understanding of how the macro environment can affect these vehicles

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