ANALYSIS: Trump impact on emerging markets may wane

ANALYSIS: Trump impact on emerging markets may...

One of the losers so far, from the election of Donald Trump to the White House has been emerging markets funds.

Published : 1, 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
ANALYSIS: Is Barclays’ new platform the start of Fintech 2.0?

ANALYSIS: Is Barclays’ new platform the start...

Barclays’ announcement on Monday that it has launched an execution-only platform should come as no surprise. But, it should serve as a reminder to wealth managers not to get too complacent.

Published : 28, Nov 2016
Will US equities binge mean a Thanksgiving hangover?

Will US equities binge mean a Thanksgiving hangover?...

As Americans get stuck into their Thanksgiving day celebrations the rest of the world still has its eye on the investment ball and some may be weighing up whether, just as with food, you can have too much of a good thing.

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
Meet the Warringtons part 4: death, taxes, and inheritance

Meet the Warringtons part 4: death, taxes, and...

The fictional Warrington family is forced to deal with dividing the estate of patriarch Eric, inheritance tax, and an unexpected claim against the estate in the latest case study from Edward Stone, partner at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: FCA report puts closet trackers on notice

ANALYSIS: FCA report puts closet trackers on notice...

Unsurprisingly, most of the responses hitting the inboxes of industry journalists through the course of an otherwise quiet Friday began with “welcoming” messages to the FCA interim report on the asset management industry.

Published : 18, Nov 2016
Absolute return disappointment stymies cautious investors

Absolute return disappointment stymies cautious...

Asset allocators moved materially back into fixed income in the third quarter, often at the expense of absolute return funds, Natixis said on Wednesday.

Published : 16, Nov 2016
OPINION: Why the dollar bulls are mistaken

OPINION: Why the dollar bulls are mistaken

The dollar has rallied in recent days as investors believe stronger US GDP growth and Fed rate hikes will push the greenback up. But markets are ignoring the forces that are likely to drag the dollar down in the longer term.

Published : 15, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: With the election over Trump risk heads east

ANALYSIS: With the election over Trump risk heads...

Winter is coming, but instead of flying south, the flock of black swans that has pecked away at 30 years of globalisation this year is heading east toward Europe.

Published : 11, Nov 2016
Volatility here to stay in the age of the ‘Toblerone’ market

Volatility here to stay in the age of the ‘Toblerone’...

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? As I write, the masses are rebelling against a momentous decision that has thrown the free world off its axis… and that’s just the changing shape of the Toblerone.

Published : 10, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Inflationary fears as Trump victory spooks bond investors

ANALYSIS: Inflationary fears as Trump victory...

Bond investors are strapped in for an explosive month ahead as more questions were raised over the next Fed rate rise, following today’s US election result.

Published : 9, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Don’t worry, plenty more political twists to come

ANALYSIS: Don’t worry, plenty more political twists...

Election day in America has finally arrived and the world is busy digesting the outcome, but if you are going to miss dawn-to-dusk political coverage do not despair, there are plenty more twists and turns to come.

Published : 8, Nov 2016
OPINION: Greater diversity cannot come soon enough

OPINION: Greater diversity cannot come soon enough...

There is an aspirational timbre to the slogan “Make America great again” that belies its dog-whistle like nature.

Published : 7, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Is the S&P 500 election dip a great buying opportunity?

ANALYSIS: Is the S&P 500 election dip a great...

American shares have broadly dipped as investors brace themselves for the possibility of an unexpected election victory by a certain real estate tycoon.

Published : 4, Nov 2016
How to personalise interaction with clients

How to personalise interaction with clients

In her final feature on customer service, Julie Littlechild, founder of Absolute Engagement, looks beyond customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Published : 4, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: BoE back to square one as inflation forces grow

ANALYSIS: BoE back to square one as inflation...

Balance was the word of the day following the release of the November Inflation Report from the Bank of England.

Published : 3, Nov 2016
The Brexit debate: What exactly do we know?

The Brexit debate: What exactly do we know?

As the British government struggles to trigger an exit from the European Union, fund distribution heads at some of the biggest names in the industry share their thoughts on the implications for their UK and European operations.

Published : 3, Nov 2016

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