Gold: A Zero-Risk Monetary Asset

During the 2008 financial crisis, gold was used in international settlements as a zero-risk asset after many decades of being sidelined in the monetary system. Since then the world’s central banks have been substantially increasing their official gold reserves. Gold’s old emergency usefulness resurfaced, albeit behind closed doors, at the BIS in Basel, Switzerland.

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Liquid alternative strategies as an answer to the low interest rate environment

Published By: Allianz Global Investing | 13/07/2017

The following article provides an overview of the potential to add value by incorporating liquid alternative investments in a portfolio context, and of some of the available strategies and risk premiums.


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