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  • Interest rate risk & Fed tapering | bfinance
    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 Interest rate risk Fed tapering You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Interest rate risk Fed tapering How can I manage interest rate risk in the face of FED tapering Interest rate risk has largely dictated the level of returns bond investors have received since 2009 We are still in the early stages of a recovery cycle so sharply higher rates are unlikely but there are risks on the horizon In our opinion the potential unwinding of extraordinary measures and the increased focus on Central Banks forward guidance may ultimately lead to higher volatility within fixed income Portfolios with higher duration will perform better than those with lower duration when yields are falling but they will underperform when yields rise Prior to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke s comment in May 2013 about the possibility of tapering yields on the 10 year US Treasury had fallen significantly as Central Banks implemented accommodative monetary policies Riskier assets would have witnessed even greater

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  • Infrastructure investing for pension funds | 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 Infrastructure investing for pension funds You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Infrastructure investing for pension funds Infrastructure investing sounds like the solution to pension fund problems What s the catch Infrastructure is continuing to see interest from institutional investors Savvy investors are getting more selective as its perceived benefits of infrastructure have often proved elusive Infrastructure s supposed characteristics steady yield low volatility and low correlation to other asset classes are thought to be a good fit with pension funds However investment selection is critical recent bfinance analysis indicated that over a third of infrastructure investments ultimately generate losses for investors Investors should be careful to select an appropriate security i e debt or equity approach i e distressed core or value add and associated risk adjusted return i e entry pricing and return assumptions on a case by case basis For instance now

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  • Small Cap investing | bfinance
    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 Small Cap investing You are here Home What we do Issues and Solutions Small Cap investing Why should we bother with Small Cap investing The shift in equity allocations away from domestic markets to more global mandates has tended to result in an increase in the weighted average market cap of investors portfolios This shift has meant that Small Caps have become an overlooked asset class Small Cap stocks tend to outperform in a rising market where the economy is improving Policy makers suggest that this is where we are today Clients could easily make a case for allocating some capital to Small Cap stocks Markets are focusing on yield and stable earnings Small Caps don t fit into these categories The contrarian argument suggests that they may well outperform the market Furthermore the rise of smart beta may lead to an increase in weighting to Small Cap stocks as many of the alpha themes play on the fact that Small Caps outperform over the long term Institutional investors outside the US have not yet allocated significant capital to Small Cap stocks Managers are likely

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  • Case studies | bfinance
    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 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

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  • Our clients | bfinance
    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 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 Our clients You are here Home Our clients Since inception in 1999 bfinance has advised institutional investors

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  • Public Pension Funds | 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 Public Pension Funds You are here Home Our clients Public Pension Funds bfinance has been at the heart of the public pension fund market for over 10 years Ever since 2002 when we conducted our first public pension fund engagement for Torfaen County Council Pension fund we have been providing highly bespoke investment advice over a wide range of engagements for sophisticated pension fund investors around the world In the UK we have worked with 41 of the leading local government pension funds representing in excess of 50 of total assets under management Internationally we have worked with over 70 public pension funds One of our key strengths in the public pensions area is our extensive track record of assisting public entities with their public procurement obligations Over the past decade we have conducted nearly 200 customised public tenders including over a hundred for UK local authorities representing

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  • Corporate Pension Funds | bfinance
    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 Corporate Pension Funds You are here Home Our clients Corporate Pension Funds For over a decade bfinance has partnered with Corporate Pension funds across the globe on 200 engagements for over 100 corporate pension funds of

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  • Insurance companies | bfinance
    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 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 Insurance companies You are here Home Our clients Insurance companies For over a decade bfinance has successfully partnered with insurance companies across a

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