ONS revises down UK GDP on spending slump

ONS revises down UK GDP on spending slump

The ONS has revised its UK GDP growth estimate for the first quarter, down from 0.3% to 0.2%.

Published : 25, May 2017
Asset managers 'subsidising' own funds as fee pressures bite

Asset managers 'subsidising' own funds as fee...

Asset managers have been forced to subsidise their own funds in order to keep fees low despite soaring costs, research from Fitz Partners has revealed.

Published : 25, May 2017
China’s credit downgrade could 'reawaken risk'

China’s credit downgrade could 'reawaken risk'...

While Moody’s Investor Service's decision to downgrade China for the first time since 1989 didn't move markets massively, some investors fear that it could dredge up negative sentiment.

Published : 24, May 2017
Asset managers doubt future of ethical investing as costs rise

Asset managers doubt future of ethical investing...

A new global survey of asset managers has revealed more than a quarter believe the cost of ethical investing will soar in the coming years.

Published : 24, May 2017
Turnill: Record low volatility sign to take on equity risk

Turnill: Record low volatility sign to take on...

BlackRock’s chief investment strategist has said now is the time for equity investors to take on risk and dismissed fears of a sudden spike in market volatility.

Published : 23, May 2017
Currency markets wake up to possible Trump impact

Currency markets wake up to possible Trump impact...

For the past several days the dollar has hovered at less than £0.77 to the pound, signalling that markets have “woken up to Trump” risks, according to Architas investment director Adrian Lowcock.

Published : 22, May 2017
Millionaire investors short-termist due to 'information overload'

Millionaire investors short-termist due to 'information...

More than two-thirds of high-net worth investors say they suffer from ‘information overload’ and admit being easily distracted by short-term developments in politics and the economy.

Published : 17, May 2017
Unemployment hits 40-year low but wage growth stalls

Unemployment hits 40-year low but wage growth...

The UK unemployment rate has hit a 40-year low, but a continued squeeze on wages has raised concerns households could soon feel the pinch as new figures revealed falling real wages.

Published : 17, May 2017

Three alternative calculations that will make...

In this industry, we are spoon-fed statistics every day of the week – latest numbers on factory orders, investor confidence, retail sales, global growth, inflation, unemployment, PMI – the list goes on.

Published : 16, May 2017
Call for revived 'cult of equity' as UK inflation climbs to 2.7%

Call for revived 'cult of equity' as UK inflation...

UK inflation has risen to 2.7%, its highest level since 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Published : 16, May 2017
FTSE 100 hits record high as supply glut fears recede

FTSE 100 hits record high as supply glut fears...

The British blue-chip index climbed to 7,458.5 out of the gate on Monday morning, as the price of oil surged.

Published : 15, May 2017

Five signs the US economy is still mid-cycle

With data hinting a soft Q1 for the US economy, commentators have been split over how close it has edged to the end of the cycle. Neuberger Berman’s CIO for fixed income Brad Tank, lists the five signs the expansion is not over, yet.

Published : 12, May 2017
BoE positivity 'undermined' by Brexit uncertainty

BoE positivity 'undermined' by Brexit uncertainty...

Uncertainty over the future of the UK's Brexit negotiations tempered Bank of England forecasts published on Thursday (11 May).

Published : 11, May 2017
JP Morgan: Time to start loving industrials again

JP Morgan: Time to start loving industrials again...

The global economy is finally emerging from the doldrums of the financial crisis and it is a prime time to move into more ‘unloved’ industries says Francesco Conte, co-manager of JP Morgan’s European Smaller Companies Investment Trust.

Published : 11, May 2017
Mumford: Ignore Glaxo, smaller healthcare stocks have better prospects

Mumford: Ignore Glaxo, smaller healthcare stocks...

Increasing pressure on the market’s healthcare giants makes them unattractive compared to more exciting smaller companies, Cavendish’s Paul Mumford has said.

Published : 11, May 2017
Markets ‘march on’ and euro gains on dollar after Macron win

Markets ‘march on’ and euro gains on dollar after...

Financial markets were buoyed by Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election, as the euro soared against the greenback.

Published : 8, May 2017

The five other presidents who trumped the 'Trump...

US equity specialist Charles Schwab has poured scorn on the stock market's so-called 'Trump Bump', with research showing the 5.4% market rally is far from the greatest seen during a president's first 100 days in office.

Published : 5, May 2017
Bankers 'unhappy' with bonuses

Bankers 'unhappy' with bonuses

Most London bankers are unhappy with their bonuses but are ‘shackled’ to their jobs to maintain their lifestyles, according to research by salary-benchmarking site Emolument.

Published : 5, May 2017
Progeny: Early rate hike biggest risk to UK investors

Progeny: Early rate hike biggest risk to UK investors...

Away from the ‘noise’ surrounding the UK general election, Progeny's investment manager David Battersby fears the threat of an interest rate hike could be closer than investors think.

Published : 3, May 2017
VanEck: The asset all bond portfolios should hold

VanEck: The asset all bond portfolios should hold...

Outperforming emerging market corporate bonds should be an integral part of a fixed income portfolio, analysts at global asset manager VanEck have said.

Published : 3, May 2017
Potter rage at ‘brainwashed’ industry after Morningstar downgrade
Potter rage at ‘brainwashed’...

BMO GAM’s Gary Potter has hit back at the “brainwashed”...

Fund fraudsters fined £2m after FCA investigation
Fund fraudsters fined...

A long-running FCA investigation has finally ended...

Jupiter Merlin team warns on risk of ETF liquidity crisis
Jupiter Merlin team warns...

Jupiter’s respected Merlin team of multi-managers has...

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