PA Podcast: In search of a fixed income battle plan

PA Podcast: In search of a fixed income battle...

David Riley, head of credit strategy at BlueBay Asset Management discusses regime change, the risk benefits of reflation, and the dangers lurking in duration.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
Déjà vu for bond markets in 2017 – BlackRock

Déjà vu for bond markets in 2017 – BlackRock

BlackRock’s Ben Edwards thinks “2017 is shaping up to look a lot like 2016” for bond markets as uncontrolled dollar strength, diverging regional economic paths and continued political risk keep volatility alive.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Psigma targets contrarian plays and HY in time of ‘Trumponomics’

Psigma targets contrarian plays and HY in time...

Psigma Investment Management head of investment strategy Rory McPherson is advocating contrarian equities plays, emerging markets growth stocks and US high yield credit as we enter the era of ‘Trumponomics.’

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Morningstar’s Kemp eyeing capital preservation

Morningstar’s Kemp eyeing capital preservation...

With uncertainty over the justification for 2016’s positive returns and valuation pressures continuing to mount, it may be time to focus on capital preservation, according to Morningstar Investment Management CIO Dan Kemp.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
Bond market may survive rising rates – RSMR’s Rayner

Bond market may survive rising rates – RSMR’s...

Volatility in the bond markets might be more muted than expected if the impact from rising rates takes root swiftly, according to Rayner Spencer Mills Research director Ken Rayner.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
BMO GAM’s Burdett ‘agnostic’ on active vs passive battle

BMO GAM’s Burdett ‘agnostic’ on active vs passive...

When it comes to the active versus passive argument, co-head of multi-manager at BMO Global Asset Management Rob Burdett remains steadfastly “agnostic.”

Published : 12, Jan 2017
More volatility looms for bonds and equities – SYZ AM

More volatility looms for bonds and equities –...

SYZ Asset Management multi-asset man Hartwig Kos has predicted that bond markets will remain volatile, manipulating equity valuations further.

Published : 11, Jan 2017
European government bond prices on decline despite scarcity claims

European government bond prices on decline despite...

Suspicions have been raised about European bond scarcity, but rising yields and declining prices point to further volatility, said Julius Baer head of fixed income, Markus Allenspach.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Morningstar cuts high yield exposure back

Morningstar cuts high yield exposure back

Morningstar has reduced its discretionary income portfolios’ holdings of high yield bonds, using the money to raise exposure to “good value” emerging market debt.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Income investors need to look abroad in 2017 – Kames

Income investors need to look abroad in 2017 –...

United Kingdom based income investors will need to look beyond home shores in 2017, according to a Kames Capital fund manager, with better opportunities for income in the US and Asian markets.

Published : 5, Jan 2017
Rowan Dartington calls for cash overweight

Rowan Dartington calls for cash overweight

To protect against volatile markets and political uncertainty, Rowan Dartington is giving higher weighting to cash and building wealth portfolios that offer clients a truly global perspective.

Published : 4, Jan 2017
Trustee MPI Q3 2016: Election reflection

Trustee MPI Q3 2016: Election reflection

The third quarter proved a dramatic one, with the fallout from the UK referendum and the subsequent uncertainty around the US election. Private client managers have much to ponder going into next year, writes Lee Carpenter, an investment analyst at Enhance.

Published : 22, Dec 2016
Politically charged eurozone offers high yield and equities bargains – Brooks Macdonald

Politically charged eurozone offers high yield...

Although a shadow of political risk hovers over Europe, those keen to invest in the region can take advantage of some resilient high yield bonds and relatively cheap stocks, according to Brooks Macdonald head of research Richard Larner.

Published : 21, Dec 2016
State Street’s Anderson targets US value stocks as growth dips

State Street’s Anderson targets US value stocks...

Global growth will struggle in 2017 and investors are advised to move away from expensive sectors and pivot to those that offer value, according to Kevin Anderson, State Street Global Advisors’ Hong Kong-based head of investments for Asia Pacific.

Published : 21, Dec 2016

Which asset classes lost investors most money...

Thanks to the end-of-year ‘Trump rally’, 2016 has been a pretty good year for investors in risky assets. However, not all asset classes have fared so well.

Published : 21, Dec 2016

The five questions all investors should ask going...

PA asked managers their thoughts on the big issues facing investors in 2017.

Published : 20, Dec 2016

Which asset classes performed best in 2016?

2016 has been a remarkable year. The two best performing large equity markets this year are countries that have been mired in recession for years. At the same time, the stock market of the world’s fastest growing large economy has been delivering some of the lowest returns.

Published : 19, Dec 2016
Kleinwort Hambros sees rising diversification need

Kleinwort Hambros sees rising diversification...

Investors should diversify their portfolios as broadly as possible in order to protect against fresh risks in the economy throughout 2017 Kleinwort Hambros has said.

Published : 9, Dec 2016
M&G’s Woolnough cutting down on sterling

M&G’s Woolnough cutting down on sterling

M&G Investments’ Richard Woolnough has said he sees a move away from the UK as a capital markets centre in favour of the US developing, and is tweaking his fund’s holdings accordingly.

Published : 9, Dec 2016
Don’t expect to make money on govt. bonds – Flanders

Don’t expect to make money on govt. bonds – Flanders...

When it comes to government bonds, argues Stephanie Flanders, this time it really is different.

Published : 7, Dec 2016
Brewin takeover to result in axing of Duncan Lawrie research team
Brewin takeover to result...

The Duncan Lawrie Asset Management research team is...

Bulls vs Bears: Which side to take on UK stocks?
Bulls vs Bears: Which...

With the FTSE at an all time high but Brexit uncertainties...

Brewin Dolphin hires Barclays Wealth man
Brewin Dolphin hires...

Godfrey Cromwell, a former Barclays Wealth banker,...

May reveals Brexit plan as inflation jumps and Carney hints at rate rise   
May reveals Brexit plan...

Inflation in the United Kingdom economy climbed to...

PA ANALYSIS: Don’t forsake liquid alts just yet
PA ANALYSIS: Don’t forsake...

Finding well-priced defensive assets has been a key...

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