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.
It’s the big divorce that is the talk of today’s headlines – yes, investors have fallen out of love with hedge funds.
With central banks loosening their belts so much comes the risk of policy makers getting caught with their trousers down.
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.
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.
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.
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?'.
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?
A random walk through the world of wealth management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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