Optimistic asset managers buoyed by M&A

Optimistic asset managers buoyed by M&A

The prospect of more consolidation in the asset and wealth management industry this year has bolstered optimism according to a new survey from the CBI and PwC.  

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Coombs: European market recovery a 'false dawn'

Coombs: European market recovery a 'false dawn'...

Europe is “cheap for a reason” according to Rathbones’ David Coombs, who said the recent turnaround in markets on the continent could be a false dawn for investors.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
How to profit from negative yielding markets

How to profit from negative yielding markets

Bondholders have been penalised by traditional benchmarks that have failed to grasp the current reality of low and negative yields, First State Investment’s Jamie Grant has said.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Asset managers celebrated at insurance awards

Asset managers celebrated at insurance awards

Asset managers working behind the scenes at some of the UK’s top insurance companies have been recognised at the inaugural Insurance Investment Exchange awards.

Published : 23, Mar 2017

The five questions to ask following the US Fed...

The third 0.25% interest rate hike of this upcycle from the US Federal Reserve begs five questions, all of which have implications for the US, the globe and portfolios.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
Ten years on, are investors repeating the mistakes of 2007?

Ten years on, are investors repeating the mistakes...

Investors risk being lulled into a false sense of security in the current low-volatility environment, according to Brooks Macdonald’s Dr Niall O’Connor.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
ONS: Gilts on top as investors dump short-term assets

ONS: Gilts on top as investors dump short-term...

Institutional investors favoured UK gilts over short-term assets in the last three months of 2016, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published : 16, Mar 2017
Fed signals new policy phase, and six further rate hikes?

Fed signals new policy phase, and six further...

The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise its benchmark rate for the second time in three months, has led to speculation of further rises this year, with another four to come in 2018.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
Investor sentiment rides high but is market optimism misplaced?

Investor sentiment rides high but is market optimism...

Investor sentiment has improved on the back of positive economic signals this year according to Lloyds Private Bank, but analysts have warned that UK markets are not in as good a shape as they seem.

Published : 15, Mar 2017
Government cuts Lloyds stake but RBS still ‘elephant in the room’

Government cuts Lloyds stake but RBS still ‘elephant...

Taxpayers are a step closer to recovering the £20.3bn pumped into Lloyds Bank after the UK government announced it had cut its holdings to below 3%.

Published : 15, Mar 2017
How low can sterling go?

How low can sterling go?

Sterling hit an eight-week low on Tuesday morning in reaction to Parliament’s approval of the Article 50 bill – but with at least two years of negotiations ahead, could the currency fall even further?

Published : 14, Mar 2017
Miton's Jane backs 'undervalued' European banks

Miton's Jane backs 'undervalued' European banks...

Undervalued European banks offer great opportunity for investors in 2017 after being “squished” in recent years according to Miton’s David Jane.

Published : 13, Mar 2017
Investors wary on US, despite jobs boost

Investors wary on US, despite jobs boost

Booming employment rates may have had president Donald Trump patting himself on the back, but investors should avoid putting too much emphasis on good short-term news coming from the US.

Published : 10, Mar 2017
Gilt market ‘unfazed’ by Budget, despite sell off

Gilt market ‘unfazed’ by Budget, despite sell...

Gilt markets were unfazed by Wednesday’s Budget announcements with the chancellor merely “tinkering” without hitting expectations, according to RLAM.

Published : 9, Mar 2017
No basis for hawkish turn as ECB holds firm

No basis for hawkish turn as ECB holds firm

A meeting of the European Central Bank heralded few surprises on Thursday, but added fuel to speculation QE will continue past 2017.

Published : 9, Mar 2017
Woodford: OBR coming around to 'our benign view'

Woodford: OBR coming around to 'our benign view'...

The Spring budget was more about ‘context not content’ according to fund manager Neil Woodford, who noted the ‘more benign’ OBR forecasts for the UK economy.

Published : 9, Mar 2017
Ashburton: Tax reform a ‘game changer’ for Indian investors

Ashburton: Tax reform a ‘game changer’ for Indian...

India’s new goods and services tax (GST) will be a “game changer” for investors in the country as it moves from a ‘black’ economy to a more formal one, according to Ashburton CIO Jonathan Schiessl.

Published : 9, Mar 2017

Spring Budget 2017: the highlights

While chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond delivered a Budget that didn't break the mould, the investment community had plenty to say on these top four budget talking points.

Published : 8, Mar 2017
Gender gap demands 'bold change' by funds sector

Gender gap demands 'bold change' by funds sector...

Fund management is severely lagging other male-dominated industries in addressing gender inequality, despite growing intent to tackle the issue.

Published : 8, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Budget double blow for economy's 'lifeblood'

PA ANALYSIS: Budget double blow for economy's...

The self employed and small business owners received a double blow in Wednesday’s Spring Budget.

Published : 8, Mar 2017

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