In a surprising turn of events, the Office for National Statistics reported that August retail sales in the UK delivered strong volume growth against the odds.
Investors are less confident in the UK now than they were in the aftermath of the Brexit vote or the UK snap election, according to the latest reading from the Lloyds Private Bank Investor Sentiment Index (LPBIS).
The S&P 500 just keeps setting new all-time highs, but the rally could soon reverse since it’s driven increasingly by technology stocks alone.
Fears the globe is coming to the end of an eight-year bull market are based on a complete misconception according to former Neptune fund manager, Felix Wintle.
A benchmark study from the Diversity Project has found that racial diversity remains one of the biggest issues facing the asset management industry.
The European Central Bank (ECB) will begin unwinding its monetary stimulus programme this year but investors shouldn’t expect a rate hike until at least 2019, according to analysts at Lyxor Asset Management.
The Treasury has threatened to clampdown on a tax-relief system encouraging the wealthy to invest in start-up firms over fears investors are abusing the system.
The US remains the best dividend market in the world “by a mile” and yield opportunities still exist despite high valuations, M&G’s Stuart Rhodes believes.
The volume of assets managed in the UK increased 20% last year, undeterred by the decision to leave the European Union, according to Investment Association (IA) research.
Interest rates remain unchanged at a historic low level of 0.25% following the latest Bank of England meeting, quashing rumours higher inflation could spark a hike this year.
Old Mutual Global Investors’ Ian Ormiston believes the strong euro is not having a material impact on European companies, but warns this could change if it breaches $1.30.
Global fund managers upped their emerging markets overweight to a net 47% in September, while increasing their underweight to the US, according to the latest Bank of America (BofA) Merrill Lynch survey.
Despite the complications arising from Brexit negotiations and the lower interest rate environment, UK investors are among the most optimistic in Europe, a survey from Legg Mason Global Asset Management has found.
Hermes Investment Management has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, a set of principles aimed at improving corporate sustainability across the globe.
Complacent markets could be caught off-guard by a US rate hike and surprise political reform from president Donald Trump, the co-head of multi-asset at SYZ Asset Management has warned.
European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi was tight-lipped on tapering following the bank’s latest policy meeting, but industry figures remain confident the ECB will roll back the pace of asset purchases from next month.
In an environment in which the UK economy is set to underperform the rest of the world in the medium to long term, Sanlam argues UK investors should once again turn their attention to large caps.
A US warning that North Korea’s use of nuclear weapons would spark a “massive military response” saw sales of physical gold soar to the highest level since Brexit on Monday morning.
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