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S U E R F ??? S o c i ? t ? Universitaire Europ?enne de Recherches Financi?res; Bayerisches Finanz Zentrum e.V.

June 12-14, 2008
27th SUERF Colloquium "New Trends in Asset Management: Exploring the Implications"
Munich, Germany
Asset management has become more prominent in recent years as manifested by at least four trends. First, the amounts involved have increased strongly as private sector assets have continued to grow and governments and central banks have more assets under management (sovereign wealth funds and larger foreign exchange reserves). Second, assets are managed more actively, both by large institutional investors, like pension funds and insurance companies and also by mutual funds and similar funds mainly set up for private investors. Third, the scope of asset management has been extended. Once mostly limited to traditional long-only equity and fixed income investments, asset management now encompasses a wide range of "alternative" investments including hedge funds, structured products, private equity, commodities, foreign exchange, real estate and even climate-linked products. Fourth, investment strategies have become so sophisticated that much higher risks can be managed than a decade ago. These trends are having effects on the asset management industry itself and the economy at large as asset classes and investment strategies evolve, asset prices and wealth affects become potentially more important for economic outcomes and the stakes for financial stability become potentially bigger. This Colloquium will discuss these phenomena and their implications from three different perspectives: ?? that of central banks and supervisory bodies ?? of academia and financial research centres ?? of asset managers and financial practitioners. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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