UVa goes for straight A investments

The University of Virginia's endowment fund has put itself at the cutting edge of investment from university funds, wringing out high returns by inspired market timing and bold allocations to alternative asset classes.

Transparency boosts a growing asset class

Growing investor interest in foreign exchange as an asset class is leading to a rapid expansion of volume and has prompted service providers to offer new products featuring greater speed, transparency and efficiency.

Making the most of surplus cash

Automation of short-term investment is at the cutting edge of cash management, but deciding how to take advantage of this is not easy.

Industri Kapital goes back to its roots

In the past two years, Swedish private-equity house Industri Kapital has endured a protracted and difficult fund-raising process for its fifth fund, which ultimately closed at just a third of the original e2.5 billion target size.

Taking structured products to the world

Latin American domestic structured issuance has caught up with the more established cross-border market, thanks in large part to the work of the International Finance Corporation and structured products expert Lee Meddin.