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.
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.
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.
UK inflation has risen to 2.7%, its highest level since 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The British blue-chip index climbed to 7,458.5 out of the gate on Monday morning, as the price of oil surged.
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.
Uncertainty over the future of the UK's Brexit negotiations tempered Bank of England forecasts published on Thursday (11 May).
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.
Increasing pressure on the market’s healthcare giants makes them unattractive compared to more exciting smaller companies, Cavendish’s Paul Mumford has said.
Financial markets were buoyed by Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election, as the euro soared against the greenback.
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.
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.
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.
Outperforming emerging market corporate bonds should be an integral part of a fixed income portfolio, analysts at global asset manager VanEck have said.
Passive management in the fund industry could lead to “free riding, adverse selection and moral hazard” if left unchecked, according to investment giant Pimco.
US real GDP increased at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter, the slowest pace since the first quarter of 2014.
Rapid inflows into emerging-market ETFs have distorted Asian markets, according to Waverton Invesment Management's Brook Tellwright.
ECB president Mario Draghi confirmed European interest rates would remain unchanged on Thursday, in what senior investment managers described as a “confusing” performance.
Architas’ Nathan Sweeney has doubled his exposure to European equities across the firm’s suite of active multi-asset funds following the French election results.