Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management report

Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management...

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
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
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
ANALYSIS: Prepare for the ‘new normal’ of rising UK inflation

ANALYSIS: Prepare for the ‘new normal’ of rising...

Any hopes the Bank of England could soon hike interest rates have been dashed after news of the UK’s soaring inflation emerged on Tuesday, so should we settle in for the ‘new normal’ of an inflationary world?

Published : 13, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Where should you invest after UK election shock?

ANALYSIS: Where should you invest after UK election...

The thesaurus doesn’t offer a decent alternative to “uncertainty”, the post-election word du jour, yet Theresa May’s dire performance makes it likely we will be reading the word many times a day for the foreseeable future.

Published : 9, Jun 2017
How do Tory and Labour financial election pledges stack up?

How do Tory and Labour financial election pledges...

With only a few days to go until the results of the 2017 snap UK election are revealed, we looked at the Tory and Labour party manifestos to see how their pledges on business, tax and pensions stacked up.

Published : 5, Jun 2017
Pakistan returns to MSCI emerging markets index with a bump

Pakistan returns to MSCI emerging markets index...

With more of a shudder than a surge, Pakistan formally returned to the MSCI emerging markets index on Wednesday after nine years as a frontier market, a day after foreign investors sold up in the biggest net outflow since July 2013.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
The asset class that will produce the best returns this year

The asset class that will produce the best returns...

When it’s up to fund buyers and asset managers, there are only two, or perhaps three, candidates for best performing asset class over the next 12 months.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
Sterling takes fright from Conservatives’ shrinking election lead

Sterling takes fright from Conservatives’ shrinking...

The British currency has suffered its biggest fall since April after a poll suggested the Conservative party’s lead in the UK general election had diminished.

Published : 26, May 2017
Warning of ‘volatile summer for markets’ due to Trump and China

Warning of ‘volatile summer for markets’ due to...

Financial markets could turn volatile this summer after one of the biggest multi-asset investing teams in the City of London warned its forecasting models were indicating possible trouble ahead.

Published : 24, May 2017
Will MSCI include China's A-shares? Five views

Will MSCI include China's A-shares? Five views...

Asset management professionals share their views on the MSCI's upcoming decision about whether or not to include China's A-shares in its emerging market indices with our sister publication Fund Selector Asia.

Published : 18, May 2017
Why the US is 'priced for perfection'

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Now the economic honeymoon period following Donald Trump’s election has ended, Noel O’Halloran says this is the time to take stock and reassess asset allocations.

Published : 17, May 2017
EdenTree's Hepworth 'going against the herd' on value

EdenTree's Hepworth 'going against the herd' on...

The “Trump bump” may have slumped in 2017, but EdenTree Investment Management’s chief investment officer Robin Hepworth argues the value trade is for the long haul.

Published : 15, May 2017
JP Morgan: It’s time to start loving industrials again

JP Morgan: It’s time to start loving industrials...

The global economy is finally emerging from the doldrums of the financial crisis and it is a prime time to move into more ‘unloved’ industries says Francesco Conte, co-manager of JP Morgan’s European smaller companies investment trust.

Published : 11, May 2017
Now is a ‘dangerous time’ to invest in passives

Now is a ‘dangerous time’ to invest in passives...

The hype around passive products has never been more intense, but Brooks Macdonald Asset Management's Jon Gumpel warns that there could be danger ahead for passive investors.

Published : 10, May 2017
Markets celebrate Macron victory in French elections

Markets celebrate Macron victory in French elections...

Equity markets have welcomed Emmanuel Macron’s resounding victory in the first round of the French presidential elections. The euro also rallied, while peripheral bond yields collapsed.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
MacDonald on Architas’ use of 'high conviction' funds

MacDonald on Architas’ use of 'high conviction'...Lock icon

Cautious on equities and fixed income, Sheldon MacDonald prefers funds with high conviction, as he seeks stability over the long term rather than quick gains on the upside.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Europe ex UK funds beat index over three key timescales

Europe ex UK funds beat index over three key timescales...Lock icon

The average European ex UK fund performance suggests that active managers added value over three, five, and 10 years, despite 2016 being a tough period for active European ex UK funds after the strong outperformance of the previous 12 months.

Published : 21, Apr 2017

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