Bull market party 'has to end'

Bull market party 'has to end'Lock icon

The problem with the dying days of an equity bull market is that it is difficult to be sure when it will end and how high it will go in the meantime. This, for Jim Wood-Smith, chief investment officer for private clients at Hawksmoor Investment Management, is the key dilemma in today’s markets. As he says: “We can see what will happen but we don’t know when.”

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?

Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?...

Though it might be tempting to view today’s India as yesterday’s China, Rathbones’ head of asset allocation Ed Smith thinks the region's growth prospects could be even greater based on five key indicators.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese debt

IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese...

China’s growth outlook is expected to improve between 2017 and 2021, but the country’s rising debt level skews the figures and raises strong concerns, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Momentum Wealth Int’l adds ETFs to platform range

Momentum Wealth Int’l adds ETFs to platform range...

Guernsey-based platform Momentum Wealth International has introduced a range of ETFs for the first time, in the expectation that financial advisers will make increasing use of this type of investment vehicle in client portfolios.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Analysis: Beware 'best buy' offers from fund supermarkets

Analysis: Beware 'best buy' offers from fund supermarkets...

Is there a potential conflict of interest arising from investment platforms or "fund supermarkets" recommending their own products to clients?

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe

Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe...

A growing number of institutional investors in Europe are embedding ESG analysis in their investment processes in response to regulatory pressure, consumer demand and a rising appetite for new sources of investment signals.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Wide profit gap at FTSE 100 firms sparks talk results spun

Wide profit gap at FTSE 100 firms sparks talk...

The gap between stated and adjusted profits for FTSE 100 companies is at a 10-year high, according to AJ Bell which has raised fears firms are intentionally “muddying the waters”.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Time to clear out the clutter of small funds?

Time to clear out the clutter of small funds?

Small and expensive, are funds that have failed to hit £10m ($13m, €11m) in assets just clogging up the investment universe?

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Why global bonds work as 'a hedge against equity market risk'

Why global bonds work as 'a hedge against equity...Lock icon

Improving economic conditions are likely to create pockets of value in parts of the global bond market, according to Morningstar.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Six of the best US ETFs

Six of the best US ETFs

Passive funds have enjoyed a stellar time in the US as valuations ride higher and higher. Here, IG Group's Oliver Smith looks at the six best ETFs to access booming US markets.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Why the tech sector keeps on giving

Why the tech sector keeps on givingLock icon

Technology shares worldwide had a roaring first half of 2017, but questions are now being asked about the outlook as concerns grow over the prospects for some of the sector’s biggest names.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain outlook

Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain...

Despite a murkier outlook for global inflation, there could be “positive surprises” ahead which make inflation-linked bonds an attractive diversifier, Fidelity International says.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Booming multi-asset funds not a ‘one stop solution’: BMO

Booming multi-asset funds not a ‘one stop solution’:...

Investors need to stop viewing 'Rubik's Cube' multi-asset funds as a one stop solution to deal with all their needs, BMO’s Gary Potter has said.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Investors wary of ‘disastrous’ deal to save stricken IoM fund

Investors wary of ‘disastrous’ deal to save stricken...

A proposed rescue package to save Quadris, an Isle of Man fund that invested in Brazilian forestry, would be a disaster for shareholders the director of an expat financial advice firm has warned.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Singapore warns investors on virtual currency investments

Singapore warns investors on virtual currency...

As virtual currencies grow in value, investors have been warned about the risks of virtual currency-related investment schemes by Singapore’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (Mas).

Published : 11, Aug 2017
The challenge to advisers posed by low cost platform rivals

The challenge to advisers posed by low cost platform...Lock icon

When Vanguard UK announced a 50% reduction in its UK closed-platform fee structure for online clients recently, it certainly caused a stir, says Paul Gambles, managing director of Thailand-based MBMG Group.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Appetite for absolute return funds falls to new low

Appetite for absolute return funds falls to new...

Professional investors in Europe are losing their enthusiasm for absolute return funds.

Published : 10, Aug 2017
Investors rush to gold following rising North Korea tensions

Investors rush to gold following rising North...

The stand-off between US president Donald Trump and North Korea has led to a spike in gold and silver prices, with financial markets adopting a safety first attitude in the immediate aftermath of escalating tensions.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
Post-financial crisis: Where did your money work the hardest?

Post-financial crisis: Where did your money work...

This Wednesday (9 August) marks 10 years since the global financial crisis began, the morning BNP Paribas finally halted redemptions from funds containing now-infamous CDO instruments. We take a look at six sectors to see where you would have been best placed to invest in the decade that followed.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Hong Kong domiciled funds growth outpaces Singapore

Hong Kong domiciled funds growth outpaces Singapore...

Chinese equity mutual funds boost the size of the Hong Kong-domiciled mutual fund landscape, helping it push ahead of rival Singapore.

Published : 8, Aug 2017

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