Performance decorrelated from traditional asset classes’ one (equity, credit, government bonds) over the long term.
A type of asset management that aims to seek better performance than, or to "outperform", the performances of stock market indices. The asset manager uses analyses to try and pick out trends, sectors and securities that appear under-valued and which might advance more quickly than the market. He invests and develops his portfolio according to his asset management choices.
Association Française de la Gestion Financière (French Asset Management Association). The AFG is the professional organisation for asset management on behalf of third parties. It brings together all asset management professionals. It has two key objectives. It represents the profession by ensuring the promotion, representation and protection of asset management in France with the public authorities, professional organisations and the press. It also provides ongoing legal, fiscal, accounting and technical assistance to its members.
“Aggregate” asset management is euro or international bond asset management that is composed partly of government bonds or similar securities and partly of private debt (known as corporate); both parts are investment grade (public and private issuers having a rating higher than or equal to BBB on the Standard & Poors scale).