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  • Portfolio risk solutions | bfinance
    Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Portfolio risk solutions You are here Home What we do Our Services Portfolio risk solutions As investors portfolios become more complex and market conditions more challenging it is essential to look beyond traditional techniques to recognise risk concentrations and sensitivities Through our Portfolio Risk Solutions we provide broad ranging support for risk management We can offer ongoing portfolio monitoring strategic reviews or assess the risk profile of investment opportunities bfinance s proprietary forward looking risk models and systems analyse exposures using a wide range of risk factors Our models assess the levels and the drivers of risk and return across a broad range of asset classes They can identify the most effective diversification strategies This holistic approach to risk assessment integrates seamlessly into our investment strategy design and search and selection services A better understanding of portfolio risk

    Original URL path: http://www.bfinance.ca/what-we-do/services/portfolio-risk-solutions/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Training | bfinance
    and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Training You are here Home What we do Our Services Training bfinance provides tailor made training to client investment staff investment committee and trustee panels This could be an introduction to an unfamiliar asset class an insight into manager evaluation techniques or a focus on

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  • Issues and Solutions | bfinance
    investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Issues and Solutions You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions We get to know our clients well so we can recommend solutions that fit their needs precisely

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  • When managers underperform | bfinance
    Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French When managers underperform You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions When managers underperform When s the right time to fire an underperforming manager Most if not all Institutional Investors have asked themselves this question at least once It s hard to keep an underperforming manager in the roster after several quarters of underperformance despite all the reassurances that the manager may put forward for why things are about to pick up There is also a modern myth that once you decide to sack them their performance will start to pick up So what can be done to make this kind of decision as objective as possible It s possible to use quantitative methods to determine whether the manager is just having a bad patch or if there is something more profound going on bfinance has developed statistical techniques to help decide whether a manager is

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  • Portfolio risk and resilience | bfinance
    Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Portfolio risk and resilience You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Portfolio risk and resilience Is our portfolio built to take the appropriate level of risk and how much would we lose in the worst times Most institutional investors and their consultants rely on their managers track record to assess the level of risk they are taking but as has been shown many times in financial markets past performance can be a poor predictor of future results There is a particular risk that all managers will correlate when you most need them to diversify Can anything be done to help bfinance s forward looking risk analysis techniques have been designed to address these issues We will assess the risk in your portfolio with less reliance on past history We will

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  • Diversifying with hedge funds | bfinance
    Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Diversifying with hedge funds You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Diversifying with hedge funds Are my hedge funds really diversifying my portfolio or am I just buying low returns with high fees Many investors hold hedge funds in their portfolio through funds of hedge funds that failed them as diversifiers in 2008 Have these funds evolved to better diversify portfolios or will they fail once again when most needed If the latter are there any other options in this area that would do a better job or should you just exit these investments Using our quantitative analysis toolkit which was especially built to analyse hedge funds combined with our experience and expertise in this area we can conduct a study that will highlight the level of diversification provided by your hedge fund holdings What s more we can identify strategies in both the hedge fund and broader alternatives space and test

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  • Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund | bfinance
    Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund We have decided to sell out of our fund of hedge funds to invest in hedge funds directly but which are the best funds Many investors are moving away from funds of hedge funds to invest directly in hedge funds Many consultants buy lists offer a small choice of just the biggest funds But this may not include the hedge funds that meet investors specific needs We work with our clients not just to find the best hedge funds but the hedge funds that best fit their needs Which combination of managers will best complement their portfolio and achieve their precise goals We can either initiate an audit of the broader portfolio to suggest suitable strategies or respond to existing decisions We then execute a

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  • Investing in frontier markets | bfinance
    Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Investing in frontier markets You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Investing in frontier markets Investing in Frontier Markets Are there good frontier markets managers out there bfinance has conducted a number of searches this year in frontier markets and the trend looks set to continue with a healthy pipeline of activity both for global frontier exposure as well as some region specific interest Clients are viewing these as the next emerging markets space and feel they are potentially able to extract a higher return while also gaining greater diversification within their equity portfolio given the lower correlation of this equity asset class with both developed and major emerging markets In terms of timing the asset class has been outperforming this year following a much slower recovery post the declines experienced in 2008 This is somewhat surprising given the risk aversion we have seen to some emerging markets It highlights the strength and opportunity that some of these markets offer There is a common misperception about the depth of the manager universe While it is true that on paper there aren t many managers with five year plus track records the universe

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