ANALYSIS: Central bank manoeuvring puts banks back in play

ANALYSIS: Central bank manoeuvring puts banks...

The Fed and the Bank of Japan failed to disappoint markets on Wednesday. And, with that lack of disappointment, has come a growing belief that the banking sector might well be turning once more into a viable investment destination.

Published : 22, Sep 2016
Fed leaves investors waiting for Trump and Clinton

Fed leaves investors waiting for Trump and Clinton...

The Federal Reserve’s decision announced on Wednesday to keep rates on hold has left investors waiting to see the outcome and market impact of the Presidential election before a rate rise is put back on the agenda.

Published : 22, Sep 2016
Bank of Japan’s new weapon in inflation fight gets mixed reception

Bank of Japan’s new weapon in inflation fight...

With news overnight that the Bank of Japan has unveiled a new form of stimulus, professional investors and economists reacted with mixed enthusiasm.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
Fed worries will not stop steady global expansion – RLAM

Fed worries will not stop steady global expansion...

The sell-off over concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise rates on 21 September could develop into a good buying opportunity if economic growth persists, according to Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management.

Published : 13, Sep 2016
Allianz GI’s Dwane issues warning on danger of ‘unchartered territory’

Allianz GI’s Dwane issues warning on danger of...

Growth and inflation are going to remain subdued, so central banks will keep rates very low, which has serious implications, according to Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors.

Published : 9, Sep 2016
Excess liquidity ‘likely to constrain growth’ for years

Excess liquidity ‘likely to constrain growth’...

Tilney Bestinvest’s Gareth Lewis advocates a cautious approach in the wake of Brexit and the continuing low interest rates and quantitative easing climate, with investment in gold proving a successful option.

Published : 8, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: Italy now the real threat not Brexit

ANALYSIS: Italy now the real threat not Brexit...

The Italian constitutional reform referendum this autumn will, or rather should, cause European investors to hold their breath more anxiously than they did on the morning of 24 June.

Published : 2, Sep 2016
Brexit impact extends well beyond Europe - RLAM's Greetham

Brexit impact extends well beyond Europe - RLAM's...

The Brexit vote has had a wider impact beyond the UK and Europe, temporarily derailing the US Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates and allowing other governments to argue that there is a crisis under way that needs to be addressed with more forceful stimulus. Japan is a case in point.

Published : 2, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: Is Japan’s third arrow about to hit the mark?

ANALYSIS: Is Japan’s third arrow about to hit...

With other major equities classes all having their own significant question marks, could the long awaited 'third arrow' finally be about the make Japan the best place to invest?

Published : 30, Aug 2016
BoE’s monetary magic isn’t working for investors – Psigma

BoE’s monetary magic isn’t working for investors...

The Bank of England’s efforts to soothe the post-Brexit economy are discouraging savers from spending and pushing them into riskier investments, warned Psigma chief investment officer Tom Becket.

Published : 19, Aug 2016
ANALYSIS: Muddled inflation outlook fuels monster worries

ANALYSIS: Muddled inflation outlook fuels monster...

Despite a mixed picture for inflation globally, investors remain content to err on the side of the central banks, but something has to give soon.

Published : 16, Aug 2016
China one year on: Renminbi to keep falling

China one year on: Renminbi to keep falling

One year on from China's surprise currency devaluation, there is still room for a further gradual depreciation of the renminbi against the US dollar, said Jade Fu, investment manager at Heartwood Investment Management.

Published : 16, Aug 2016
Bubble warning: Five indicators to watch out for

Bubble warning: Five indicators to watch out for...

As the old strategy of “sell in May” has proved a failure thus far in 2016, Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, looks at five indicators investors can use to judge whether there are further gains to be made or whether markets are entering bubble territory.

Published : 11, Aug 2016
Brexit success could spark further EU break-up – OMGI

Brexit success could spark further EU break-up...

If the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union leaves the country ‘better off’ it could spark further break-up, according to Christine Johnson, head of fixed income at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Published : 11, Aug 2016
Abu Dhabi maintains strong credit rating despite oil slump

Abu Dhabi maintains strong credit rating despite...

Abu Dhabi has maintained its AA/A-1+ sovereign credit rating as oil prices recover from their record low levels.

Published : 8, Aug 2016
ANALYSIS: Falling discount rates – gain before the pain

ANALYSIS: Falling discount rates – gain before...

The ultra-loose monetary policy pursued by central banks since the financial crisis has implied an unprecedented fall in discount rates, which has led to a massive front-loading of returns: not only for bonds, but also for equities. Does this mean you should take your profit now and sell?

Published : 5, Aug 2016
Strong US job creation forcing Yellen’s hand

Strong US job creation forcing Yellen’s hand

The United States’ non-farm payroll growth in July comfortably outstripped forecasts, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Published : 5, Aug 2016
ANALYSIS: Investor stakes raised as Carney fires bazooka

ANALYSIS: Investor stakes raised as Carney fires...

When I was a child my school clothes were often too big for me. My mother would buy them like that on purpose with the knowledge that I would grow into them eventually.

Published : 4, Aug 2016
BoE cuts rates to 0.25%, turns on QE tap

BoE cuts rates to 0.25%, turns on QE tap

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has cut interest rates to 0.25%, and committed to a new term funding scheme to “reinforce the pass-through” of the decision into the broader market.

Published : 4, Aug 2016
Japan announces $45bn fiscal stimulus package

Japan announces $45bn fiscal stimulus package

Japan is set to launch $45bn (£34bn, €40.2bn) of new fiscal stimulus measures after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the cabinet gave the plan the go ahead.

Published : 2, Aug 2016
Isle of Man hits out at ‘political’ EU blacklist of tax havens
Isle of Man hits out...

Isle of Man chief minister Allan Bell has questioned...

France, Germany and Italy fighting EU-wide ban on commission
France, Germany and Italy...

France, Germany and Italy are fighting against introducing...

International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 results
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The winners in International Adviser’s inaugural Best...

Guernsey regulator fines Louvre Fund and two directors
Guernsey regulator fines...

Guernsey-based Louvre Fund Services and two of its...

Advisers losing out due to customer experience not price
Advisers losing out due...

Advisers are losing business because they are failing...

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