GAM expands systematic Ucits fund range

GAM expands systematic Ucits fund range

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%.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Rotation from bonds into equities might not last long

Rotation from bonds into equities might not last...

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.

Published : 6, Jan 2017
Analysis: New investment landscape for 2017

Analysis: New investment landscape for 2017

Markets have displayed an uncanny ability to take political bombshells in their stride but the same may not be true in 2017.

Published : 20, Dec 2016
Which asset classes performed best in 2016?

Which asset classes performed best in 2016?

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.

Published : 19, Dec 2016
Russian stocks rally as Trump policy priorities take shape

Russian stocks rally as Trump policy priorities...

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?

Published : 14, Dec 2016
ESG demand grows despite performance doubt

ESG demand grows despite performance doubt

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.

Published : 14, Dec 2016
ANALYSIS: Are the bulls about to charge?

ANALYSIS: Are the bulls about to charge?

If the fund managers surveyed on a monthly basis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch are any indication, animal spirits have returned.

Published : 13, Dec 2016
Pimco calls for €30bn injection into Italian banks

Pimco calls for €30bn injection into Italian banks...

An equity injection of €30bn to €40bn could revive Italy’s beleaguered banks, according to Pimco’s global head of financial research Philippe Bodereau.

Published : 12, Dec 2016
ANALYSIS: Will the Fed turn its back on the world next year?

ANALYSIS: Will the Fed turn its back on the world...

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.

Published : 29, Nov 2016
It’s anyone’s guess what's going on inside Trump’s head

It’s anyone’s guess what's going on inside Trump’s...

What a game changer the election of Donald Trump as US president is likely to be across so many fronts.

Published : 28, Nov 2016
Diving for pearls: Nine global funds worth considering

Diving for pearls: Nine global funds worth considering...

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.

Published : 25, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Pragmatic Hammond and the art of the possible

ANALYSIS: Pragmatic Hammond and the art of the...

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.

Published : 23, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Value vs growth not a black and white issue

ANALYSIS: Value vs growth not a black and white...

Ignore the politics. If there’s one takeaway for investors from 2016, it’s the move from growth to value.

Published : 22, Nov 2016
It is time for active managers to leave benchmarks behind

It is time for active managers to leave benchmarks...

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.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Not all inflation expectations are equal – Pioneer

Not all inflation expectations are equal – Pioneer...

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.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
China meltdown `very unlikely’: Lombard Odier

China meltdown `very unlikely’: Lombard Odier

China’s debt-to-GDP increased to 250% in the first quarter this year from 154% in 2008. But Lombard Odier believes the picture is not as bad as it seems.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Ways to solve the current bond conundrum

Ways to solve the current bond conundrum

Short duration or long duration? That is the question. And the answer, for past few years, has been 'long'. It's worked a treat for some. Could things be about to change or is the raging 30-year plus bull market going to go on for longer?

Published : 18, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Should bears buy bond proxies on weakness?

ANALYSIS: Should bears buy bond proxies on weakness?...

If a week is a long time in politics, then in markets it can make or break a trader, while heightening the contrarian instincts of investors with a longer-term view.

Published : 17, Nov 2016
Trump election – a spanner in the works for emerging markets

Trump election – a spanner in the works for emerging...

Emerging market equities and debt have been the most popular asset classes with European investors this year. But now Donald Trump’s election threatens to spoil the party.

Published : 15, Nov 2016
What China's debt pile and '80s England have in common

What China's debt pile and '80s England have in...

There are a number of parallels to be drawn between the current debt overhang in China and 1980s Britain, particularly in the northeast, says Matthews Asia chief investment officer, Robert Horrocks.

Published : 15, Nov 2016

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