Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management report

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With the final report from the FCA’s market study of asset management due on Wednesday morning, speculation is rife about what the long-awaited recommendations could say. We look at the five groups who could face the repercussions.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Brexit one year on

ANALYSIS: Brexit one year on

It has now been a year since the UK electorate made, as a British fund manager put it recently, “a huge strategic error of the like the country hasn’t experienced in maybe a century” by voting for Brexit.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Why the Bank of England is the 'real' public enemy number one

Why the Bank of England is the 'real' public enemy...

The Bank of England is the real reason behind the UK’s rising inequality and soaring asset prices but has been “skulking away invisibly” in the background, according to Tim Price of Price Value Partners.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Political uncertainty boosts case for active over passive funds

Political uncertainty boosts case for active over...

Passive funds have performed strongly in recent years, benefitting from relatively low volatility and more accommodative monetary policy in most developed economies, says David Macdonald, VAM Funds'sales and marketing director.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Harvest Global funds first to get Swiss-HK recognition

Harvest Global funds first to get Swiss-HK recognition...

Specialist China and Asian markets asset manager Harvest Global Investments has become the first firm to qualify funds for the Switzerland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Pioneer CEO to leave as Amundi unveils new merged structure

Pioneer CEO to leave as Amundi unveils new merged...

Pioneer Investments' group chief executive Giordano Lombardo is to depart after the completion of its acquisition by Amundi Asset Management on 3 July, as part of a raft of structural changes impacting more than 30 countries.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: How are today's wealth managers using ETFs?

ANALYSIS: How are today's wealth managers using...

Wealth managers traditionally allocate meagre chunks of their portfolios to passive, but with assets in exchange-traded funds passing the $4trn (£3.2trn, €3.6trn) mark globally last month, that could be set to change.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
The best investment opportunities as India’s Nifty 50 soars

The best investment opportunities as India’s Nifty...

India’s Nifty 50 index has been steadily climbing this year, hitting an all-time high of 9,675 earlier this month, but can it breach the 10,000 barrier?

Published : 22, Jun 2017
What next after China's MSCI inclusion?

What next after China's MSCI inclusion?

Wealth and asset managers give their views on the implications of the MSCI inclusion of A-shares and where they find investment opportunities onshore.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Saudi closes in on emerging market status as royals reshuffle

Saudi closes in on emerging market status as royals...

Saudi Arabia has taken a big step towards being classified as an emerging market after the MSCI added the Gulf state to its watchlist for potential upgrade on Tuesday, with the Saudi royal family making an unprecedented succession change a day later.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Why has MSCI taken so long to embrace A-shares?

ANALYSIS: Why has MSCI taken so long to embrace...

MSCI has finally included China A-shares in its emerging market indices, but the decision seems long overdue.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Five Brexit scenarios for investors to chew over

Five Brexit scenarios for investors to chew over...

Brexit negotiations are officially underway. But what’s the final Brexit going to be – hard, soft, wobbly, red white and blue? Or will the UK economy simply plunge off the cliff edge? Investors weigh in.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Philippine HNWIs maintain strong home bias

Philippine HNWIs maintain strong home bias

A preference for local investment products limits investor allocation to feeder funds, according to industry sources.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
China's MSCI A-share inclusion a small first step

China's MSCI A-share inclusion a small first step...

Largely within expectations, the MSCI will add Chinese A-shares to its emerging markets indices starting in May next year - a symbolic rather than impactful move in the short run.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Sterling plummets on Carney rate hike rejection

Sterling plummets on Carney rate hike rejection...

Sterling fell on Tuesday morning in reaction to Mark Carney's claim that “now is not yet the time” to hike interest rates in the UK.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Indonesia's tax amnesty boosts bond appeal

Indonesia's tax amnesty boosts bond appeal

Indonesia's tax amnesty brought in revenue, which lowered the fiscal deficit and enhanced the appeal of government bonds, says Allianz Global Investor's David Tan.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Stricter suitability requirements to roll out in China

Stricter suitability requirements to roll out...

All products that mainland Chinese can invest in will have to meet newly-introduced suitability requirements starting July 1.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Columbia Threadneedle expands US equity fund range

Columbia Threadneedle expands US equity fund range...

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is expanding its US equity fund range with the launch of the Threadneedle (Lux) US Disciplined Core Equities Fund in its Luxembourg Sicav.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Frontier markets – is it still an asset class?

Frontier markets – is it still an asset class?...

With a string of countries having been promoted from frontier market to emerging market by index provider MSCI in recent years, investors need to ask themselves the question: are frontier markets still a viable asset class? And if they aren’t, is that actually a problem?

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Gulf nations push up interest rates after Fed move

Gulf nations push up interest rates after Fed...

Saudi Arabia and the UAE, along with Qatar, Bahrain and Jordan have raised interest rates in line with this week’s decision by the US central bank to hike its Federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1.25%.

Published : 16, Jun 2017

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