Political risk in Europe is likely to be short-lived and presents a buying opportunity for European high yield credit, according to Craig Ellinger, UBS Asset Management’s Chicago-based global head of high yield.
Inflation in the United Kingdom economy has crept up to within a hair’s breadth of the Bank of England’s target, and with rates down at 0.25% could the horse be about to bolt before the stable door is closed?
The European Central Bank (ECB) is keeping its monetary policy unchanged, as ECB-president Mario Draghi expressed confidence that inflation in the Eurozone is “converging to our objective”.
As inflation is rising and interest rates seem to have bottomed, investors are reducing the duration of their bond portfolios. But is duration risk really a factor in all fixed income asset classes?
Swiss-based asset manager GAM has launched a Dublin-domiciled Ucits version of its CCP Core Macro fund, targeting strong systematic macro returns with annualised volatility of 10%.
Global growth in the second half of 2017 will help determine whether investors keep shifting assets out of bonds and into to equities, said Thomas Kwan, the chief investment officer for Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments.
Markets have displayed an uncanny ability to take political bombshells in their stride but the same may not be true in 2017.
2016 has been a remarkable year. The two best performing large equity markets this year are countries that have been mired in recession for years. At the same time, the stock market of the world’s fastest growing large economy has been delivering some of the lowest returns.
The Russian equity market has bounced back remarkably in recent months. Is this just another symptom of the 'Trump rally', or are there other, more structural reasons for this revival?
Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is set to grow despite no hard evidence on how it influences performance, according to Kelsey Biggers, head of investment risk at Franklin Templeton.
If the fund managers surveyed on a monthly basis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch are any indication, animal spirits have returned.
An equity injection of €30bn to €40bn could revive Italy’s beleaguered banks, according to Pimco’s global head of financial research Philippe Bodereau.
With a December interest rate rise now close to certain, investors will no longer be trying to assess when the Federal Reserve will raise rates next, but what the path will be after this.
What a game changer the election of Donald Trump as US president is likely to be across so many fronts.
With 267 funds, the Investment Association (IA) Global sector is second only in variety to its UK All Companies, which comprises 269 funds. It is one of the oldest and most popular sectors and also very diverse, both in terms of type of offering and also in terms of performance.
Anyone hoping for infrastructure spending plans on a Trumpian scale was disappointed on Tuesday by what most commentators described as a cautious and pragmatic Autumn Statement from Philip Hammond.
Ignore the politics. If there’s one takeaway for investors from 2016, it’s the move from growth to value.
Benchmarks are a vital part of the asset management sector. Funds are measured against them, bonuses worked out in relation to them and entire sectors of the industry predicated upon them. But, if recent trends are extrapolated outwards, the days of the benchmark in its current form should be numbered.
The sharp jump in global inflation expectations since Donald Trump’s US election success papers over several significant differences in the inflation path for different countries, said Tanguy Le Saout.
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