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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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Following are the Bretton Woods II's 25 most responsible asset allocators, listed alphabetically:
Fewer global asset allocators are underweight commodities - a net five per cent compared with a net 15 per cent in July.
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Some allocators, eager to grow their business, take dangerous shortcuts to artificially lower allocations and ingratiate themselves with field adjusters who are anxious to close cases.
The distinction between these registers provides the register allocator with more choices when minimizing the call overhead [Chow and Hennessy 1990].
3) Allocators and receivers were randomly assigned and paired.
Initial views based exclusively on equity formulations (Adams, 1965), with its underpinnings in social exchange (Homans, 1961; Blau, 1964; Emerson, 1976), have gradually given way to the examination of many alternative rules on which entitlements can be based and that different allocators can use on different occasions.
This information helps tactical asset allocators study the long-term outlook for various asset classes, which is what they concentrate on anyway, and recommend shifts when current valuations deviate from that outlook.
A net 38 percent of asset allocators are overweight emerging market equities, double the level of September's survey.
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In particular, 86% of funds of funds, 84% of family offices and 82% of advisors and consultants said they were likely to be active allocators.
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