French election: Volatility warning as markets soar on Macron success

French election: Volatility warning as markets...

Analysts have warned the early victory of Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election does not spell the end of volatility on the continent despite markets soaring in early Monday trading.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Massive investor shift from US to eurozone equities

Massive investor shift from US to eurozone equities...

Investors’ rotation from US equities into eurozone stocks in April was the fifth largest such shift since 1999, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Coram: Get more 'bang for your buck' in ETFs

Coram: Get more 'bang for your buck' in ETFs

Coram Asset Management plans to shift away from actively managed strategies in favour of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) believing them to offer the most “bang for their buck”.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Eurozone inflation hits three-month low as euro sees more losses

Eurozone inflation hits three-month low as euro...

The March eurozone inflation figure decelerated to its lowest rate in three months as the euro lost further ground against the pound on Wednesday (19 April).

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Gold sales soar in reaction to snap election

Gold sales soar in reaction to snap election

Physical gold sales soared on Tuesday after prime minister Theresa May called a snap general election, according to The Pure Gold Company.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Rathbones: Beware ‘innovative’ tech that could destroy wealth

Rathbones: Beware ‘innovative’ tech that could...

Confusing innovative technology with disruptive products when investing is a “sure-fire” way to destroy wealth, investment manager Rathbones has warned.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Markets 'savouring' certainty as May calls snap election

Markets 'savouring' certainty as May calls snap...

The long-term outlook for investors brightened today following Theresa May’s surprise call to hold a general election on 8 June this year.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
SG: Weak sterling aids UK deficit, but beware sour Brexit

SG: Weak sterling aids UK deficit, but beware...

Weaker sterling has helped reduce the UK account deficit beyond expectations, but Société Générale’s chief UK economist Brian Hilliard suspects sour Brexit negotiations will prevent it from falling too far.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Economists warn BoE could hold rates as wages stall

Economists warn BoE could hold rates as wages...

Non-existent wage growth and rising inflation could put the Bank of England off any rate hikes in 2017 as the economy tightens.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
JPM: New regime on the cards for active managers?

JPM: New regime on the cards for active managers?...

Active managers could finally shine versus their passive rivals if equity correlations start to diverge, according to JP Morgan Asset Management.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
Miton’s Jane: Beware correction in US autos

Miton’s Jane: Beware correction in US autos

Miton’s David Jane is seeing the US automotive sector as the next big potential headwind for the economy.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
Fed still on track to hike rates despite limp job growth

Fed still on track to hike rates despite limp...

The US Federal Reserve is still on track to hike rates in June, despite Friday’s data showing a slowdown in job growth throughout March.

Published : 7, Apr 2017
ONS: We will spot next downturn earlier

ONS: We will spot next downturn earlier

A future economic downturn will be spotted much earlier thanks to new measures brought in to improve forecasts, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has claimed.

Published : 6, Apr 2017
S&P: Most active funds fail to survive past 10 years

S&P: Most active funds fail to survive past 10...

Fewer than half of all UK equity funds manage to survive longer than 10 years, according to the latest research from ratings agency S&P.

Published : 6, Apr 2017
Coram AM: M&A opens door for challenger banks

Coram AM: M&A opens door for challenger banks

A surge in M&A within the alternative credit space over the next few years makes it an attractive proposition for investors according to Coram Asset Management's James Sullivan.

Published : 5, Apr 2017

The bull case for commodities

After hitting a 14-year low in January 2016, commodity prices have staged a revival as producers scale back supply, slowly bringing the market back into balance. But is this sustainable?

Published : 5, Apr 2017
Deloitte: FTSE CFO optimism at 18-month high

Deloitte: FTSE CFO optimism at 18-month high

Optimism among top UK business leaders is at an 18-month high, according to a survey of chief financial officers which also found a shift back towards growth and capital investment.

Published : 4, Apr 2017
How 'hot desking' will hit property funds

How 'hot desking' will hit property funds

The commercial property sector is facing a devastating structural headwind that will only come to the fore over the next decade, according to Architas’ Nathan Sweeney.

Published : 4, Apr 2017
SLI, Henderson and IP funds added to new IA sector

SLI, Henderson and IP funds added to new IA sector...

The IA’s Volatility Managed sector will host a wide swathe of products, including SLI's MyFolio range, Henderson Global Investors' core income products and Invesco Perpetual's Balanced Risk portfolios.

Published : 3, Apr 2017
Liontrust completes acquisition of Alliance Trust Investments

Liontrust completes acquisition of Alliance Trust...

Liontrust has completed its £30m acquisition of Alliance Trust Investments (ATI).

Published : 3, Apr 2017

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