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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.
Emerging market bonds have undergone a remarkably quick transformation from one of the least loved asset classes to perhaps the most popular. This has been driven by the relative attractiveness of emerging market debt compared to developed market fixed income, but to what extent have the fundamentals of the asset class actually improved?
Legg Mason’s head of product strategy, Jaspal Sagger, and Justin Eede, the company's head of insitutional sales, are confident their ‘parallel’ distribution and product strategies will help them navigate any hazards these uncertain times may bring post-Brexit.
The BNP Paribas multi-asset team tactic, in the current febrile environment, is to tread carefully in its search for alpha and let the fallout from Brexit, modest global growth and doubts over monetary policy play out.
In August 2015, emerging market equities were in the midst of the most serious market correction since 2008. A year on, investors are more bullish than ever about the asset class. Is this radical change of mood justified?
Solvency II is a step in the wrong direction that will keep some companies alive that would be better giving themselves a decent burial and consolidating themselves out of the market now, according to industry consultant Ned Cazalet.
Despite fears triggered by Brexit, Neil Brown, manager of the Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Pan-European Equity Fund, is convinced the next five years in Europe will be better than the past five.
Making a call on currencies can be make or break for a portfolio and as the global economy enters uncharted waters, managers are looking for signs of the next big swing
Passive investing has made a rapid rise over the past couple of years. When it comes to sustainable investing, however, index-based funds are still relative newcomers.
Aviva Investors’ Kevin Talbot outlines the importance of the company’s acquisition of Friends Provident International for the Republic of Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
International life insurer Unilife has its roots firmly planted in Africa, but managing director Stephen Conway has his sights set on entering Europe as well as the changing face of the life market.
Old Mutual International’s Mike Leeson and Mimi Pienaar discuss the importance of knowing what is on a customer’s mind in our second of three articles looking at business transition principles.
This year has marked a turnaround in the fortunes of emerging markets, driven by an increase in global risk appetite, a hike in commodity prices and an easing of concerns over the slowdown in the Chinese economy.
South Africa’s leading independent financial advisers have called on the sector to embrace change to meet the great expectations of the next generation of clients and regulators.
Successful investment leading up to pension age plays a significant role in retirement outcome but taking full advantage of the taxation benefits available can equally help maximise an expat’s position.
“Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.” Those immortal words from Hal, the computer in Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ had massive ramifications for the spaceship’s crew member and could be a portend (albeit fictional) for the way robo-advice may be taking us.
Increasing numbers of high-value professionals are benefiting from bilateral double-tax agreements that offer Portuguese non-habitual residents qualifying income tax-free in a safe haven.
Carolyn Gelling, head of collective investment funds at Thomas Miller Investment, explains how the company has restructured its funds business in Europe and embraced a straightforward, transparent model
Markets have experienced some savage volatility of late but Cazenove’s Nick Georgiadis is adamant a pragmatic philosophy can turn up underlying economic growth.
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As Old Mutual International’s head of region for Europe, David Matthews is well placed...