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Allocate

On a balance sheet, to spread an expense over more than one accounting period. One of the most prominent examples of allocation is depreciation, which spreads the cost of an asset over a certain number of years.

allocate

1. To spread systematically a single monetary amount over a number of time periods, usually years. For example, depreciation allocates the cost of a capital asset over its useful life.
2. To distribute cost or revenue throughout a number of operations or products. For example, a business must decide how to allocate the costs of running its headquarters over all its operations to determine the profitability of each of those operations.
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And asset allocators further reduced their exposure to commodities - an important proxy for emerging market sentiment.
Asset allocators are neutral on materials, compared with a net 10 percent who were underweight in March.
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A net 23 per cent of asset allocators are now underweight Japanese equities, a small improvement from a net 25 per cent.
Globally, a net 23 percent of asset allocators retain an underweight position in Japan, down just 5 percentage points from January and higher than in December.
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Family offices and pension funds are expected to be the most active allocators in 2009 - a shift from 2008, which was dominated by Endowments & Foundations;
A net 29 percent of asset allocators are currently underweight eurozone equities, down from a net 38 percent in September.