UK equities and the long goodbye

UK equities and the long goodbye

As the market reacts to the UK's shock decision to leave the EU, active managers are underperforming their passive peers when it comes to UK equities.

Published : 23, Sep 2016
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
ANALYSIS: The beginning of the end for hedge funds?

ANALYSIS: The beginning of the end for hedge funds?...

It’s the big divorce that is the talk of today’s headlines – yes, investors have fallen out of love with hedge funds.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
OPINION: Leverage fears undermine ‘myth-making’ central banks

OPINION: Leverage fears undermine ‘myth-making’...

With central banks loosening their belts so much comes the risk of policy makers getting caught with their trousers down.

Published : 16, Sep 2016
Second Round Effects: Are we heading for a thematic revival?

Second Round Effects: Are we heading for a thematic...

Like everything else in the financial world the popularity of investment styles moves in cycles and, it would seem, like 90s fashion, thematic investment is seeing something of a revival.

Published : 15, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: Trump could win; it might not be all bad

ANALYSIS: Trump could win; it might not be all...

The brouhaha over Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia is just the latest sideshow in the US presidential election circus. While it is unlikely to derail her campaign, it has served once again to highlight the fact that a Trump presidency remains a possibility and markets are increasingly concerned.

Published : 14, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: Another end of summer blip or something much bigger?

ANALYSIS: Another end of summer blip or something...

The end of last week and start of this has had a familiar feel about it as the point at which summer turns to autumn has once again seen investors fretting.

Published : 12, Sep 2016
Priips is a ‘monster with Hydra-like tendencies’, says Ailo

Priips is a ‘monster with Hydra-like tendencies’,...

A ‘first’ for the EU Parliament ECON Committee took place on 1 September, says Ailo's chief executive Alan Morgan-Moodie in an update on 'what next for Priips?'.

Published : 9, Sep 2016
Will negative yielding bonds cause next financial crisis?

Will negative yielding bonds cause next financial...

Sanofi and Henkel have faced a fair amount of derision from commentators this week having both issued negative yielding corporate bonds, but could this be a sign or major troubles to come in fixed income markets?

Published : 8, Sep 2016
Don’t dismiss fintech revolution, but don’t romanticise it

Don’t dismiss fintech revolution, but don’t romanticise...

A random walk through the world of wealth management.

Published : 8, 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
Tips on how to engage with clients

Tips on how to engage with clients

In the first in a series of three, Julie Littlechild, founder of Absolute Engagement, explores the importance of advisers and clients working together to enhance customer engagement.

Published : 5, 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
Investors piled into EM for wrong reasons – Hermes’ Greenberg

Investors piled into EM for wrong reasons – Hermes’...

Investors have jumped into emerging markets for the wrong reasons, according to Hermes Investment Management’s Gary Greenberg, and with the strong possibility of a Federal Reserve rate hike, he predicts it is only a matter of time until they realise they have had their dessert before the main meal.

Published : 2, Sep 2016
Rousseff impeachment end of the road for Brazil contrarians

Rousseff impeachment end of the road for Brazil...

Wednesday’s vote by the upper house of the Brazilian senate to impeach Dilma Rousseff is being seen as a significant step forward for the country, but could well be the end of the road for contrarian investors.

Published : 1, Sep 2016
Asia bear still growling

Asia bear still growling

Even though a growing group of asset management firms are warming to emerging markets, Gary Reynolds, chief investment officer at UK-based wealth and asset management firm Courtiers, remains bearish on the region and believes the US is the most attractive opportunity.

Published : 31, Aug 2016
Multi-asset funds outnumber bond funds - Lipper

Multi-asset funds outnumber bond funds - Lipper...

There are now for the first time more multi-asset funds than bond funds for sale in Europe, according to statistics released by Lipper today.

Published : 31, Aug 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
Esma sees risks building up for EU securities markets

Esma sees risks building up for EU securities...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) considers market and credit risk in Europe’s equity and bond markets to be ‘very high’, it said in its latest risk outlook. It noted Brexit may increase risks further along the line.

Published : 30, Aug 2016
Can expats believe in chartered financial planning firms?

Can expats believe in chartered financial planning...

We all know that people matter when it comes to business success, says James Pearcy-Caldwell, co-founder of financial planning firm Aisa.

Published : 30, 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...

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

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

International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 results
International Adviser...

The winners in International Adviser’s inaugural Best...

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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