PA Podcast: Duration, diversification and the not-quite death knell for bonds

PA Podcast: Duration, diversification and the...

Justin Onuekwusi, manager of Legal & General Investment Management’s multi-index range explains why he thinks diversification, while crucial is not enough in the current low-return world and, discusses why great rotation talk is probably a little premature. That is all before revealing the trade of which he is most proud.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
IA outlines trading and settlement reform plans

IA outlines trading and settlement reform plans...

An Investment Association review into fund trading and settlement has found the industry could be transformed if a body were introduced to enforce industry-wide common standards and best practice in this area.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
Diversification by itself is not enough - Onuekwusi

Diversification by itself is not enough - Onuekwusi...

Fixed income diversification is crucial in the current environment says LGIM’s Justin Onuekwusi, but it is not, in and of itself, enough.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
BNYM rolls out ‘global leaders’ offering

BNYM rolls out ‘global leaders’ offering

BNY Mellon Investment Management announced the launch of the BNY Mellon Global Leaders Fund.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
Columbia Threadneedle names M&G’s Scrimgeour EMEA CEO

Columbia Threadneedle names M&G’s Scrimgeour EMEA...

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Michelle Scrimgeour as chief executive officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa and CEO of Threadneedle Asset Management.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
Buxton: UK not a stockpickers’ market

Buxton: UK not a stockpickers’ market

Old Mutual Global Investors’ CEO Richard Buxton believes the UK is unlikely to be a fertile stockpickers’ market in 2017, while admitting he would be encouraged to see a 10% equities correction.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
Pioneer compliance chief heads to M&G as fixed income pair suspended

Pioneer compliance chief heads to M&G as fixed...

Pioneer Investments’ global head of compliance Neil Donnelly is set to leave the firm after 14 years to join M&G Investments in the new year.

Published : 7, Dec 2016
Charles Stanley announces quadruple hire in private client unit

Charles Stanley announces quadruple hire in private...

Charles Stanley has today announced the appointment of four directors to lead its newly-restructured private client investment team.

Published : 7, Dec 2016
Legg Mason's UK sales head to depart

Legg Mason's UK sales head to depart

Legg Mason’s head of UK sales Adam Gent is leaving the business.

Published : 7, Dec 2016
EC hits JPM, HSBC and Credit Agricole with £413m fine

EC hits JPM, HSBC and Credit Agricole with £413m...

JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Crédit Agricole have been hit with fines totalling €485m (£413m) by the European Commission for rigging Euribor rates.

Published : 7, Dec 2016
SLI MyFolio dumps government bonds; sees start of great rotation

SLI MyFolio dumps government bonds; sees start...

Standard Life Investments’ suite of £10bn MyFolio funds has sold out of government bonds, both tactically and strategically amid diminishing yields.

Published : 6, Dec 2016
Carney warns of threat to open markets and monetarism

Carney warns of threat to open markets and monetarism...

Bank of England governor Mark Carney made reference to Karl Marx as he delivered a warning of a backlash against open markets, monetarism and globalisation.

Published : 6, Dec 2016
FCA launches clampdown on CFDs

FCA launches clampdown on CFDs

Firms selling contract for difference products (CFDs) face a clampdown by the Financial Conduct Authority amid fears too many retail clients are incurring “large and unexpected losses”.

Published : 6, Dec 2016
Lack of opportunities keeping Morningstar’s cash pile high

Lack of opportunities keeping Morningstar’s cash...

Morningstar Investment Management currently has between 15% and 25% cash across its range of managed portfolios.

Published : 5, Dec 2016

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Global Reits

While UK investors often prefer to invest in bricks and mortar funds, issues around illiquidity – as exemplified by the gating of funds following this summer’s EU referendum – has led to a resurgence in interest for Reits, particularly those with a global flavour.

Published : 5, Dec 2016
Markets muted as polls get Italy vote right

Markets muted as polls get Italy vote right

European markets were largely unmoved on Monday morning despite the Italian electorate’s decision to reject Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's call for constitutional reform.

Published : 5, Dec 2016
Strong jobs report cranks up pressure on Fed

Strong jobs report cranks up pressure on Fed

A relatively healthy 178,000 new jobs were added in the United States during November, further pushing the Federal Reserve towards acting to prevent the economy overheating.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
PIMCO fined $20m over ETF claims

PIMCO fined $20m over ETF claims

Investment manager Pimco has been fined nearly $20m (£15.9m, €18.9m) by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for misleading investors about the performance of its actively managed Total Return ETF.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
Amundi hires joint multi-asset heads

Amundi hires joint multi-asset heads

Amundi has hired Raphaël Sobotka as head of multi-asset for retail clients and Laurent Tignard as head of multi-asset for institutional clients.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
UK politicians slam HMRC over lack of tax relief scrutiny

UK politicians slam HMRC over lack of tax relief...

British MPs have criticised HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over its lack of scrutiny on whether tax reliefs are being used effectively, raising doubts about plans to digitise its services.

Published : 2, Dec 2016

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