Saudi Arabia’s record debt sale last week showed that emerging market bonds remain in strong demand with yield-hungry investors. However, the question is whether appetite could reverse as quickly as it has in the past.
The death of the 30-year bond bull market that has formed the backdrop for most City careers has been predicted many times. It has yet to come to pass. But, if one were looking for signs that it is reaching an inflection point, the last seven days has proved a fertile hunting ground.
Massive, opportunistic M&A activity doesn’t tend to be a characteristic of the bottom of a cycle. Still-standing majors, snapping up capitulating minnows is common, but two behemoths joining forces is usually left for times when shares are expensive and can do a lot of the heavy lifting.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi delivered a relatively short address on Thursday which was light on substance, but there was something in his remarks that may worry investors.
Returns from alternative Ucits funds have been disappointing over the past couple of years. But perhaps fund selectors have to blame themselves for this.
With rising prices for fuel, restaurants and hotel rooms pushing up UK inflation, is it any great surprise we’re all staying at home watching Netflix?
The growing popularity of index investing is only just starting to be felt in the world of responsible investing but as the market for plain vanilla trackers becomes increasingly crowded, what does the future hold for ESG passive products?
By the end of this year, three of the five richest economies in the world could be led by women, Theresa May, Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton. Financial services by comparison remains a boys club.
2016 has been a good year for commodities. Year-to-date, the FTSE World Mining index is up just less than 56% in dollar terms, while the FTSE oil and gas index is up just less than 20%.
As the FTSE 100 settles into its lofty position above 7000, investors will be asking whether it is time to bank some profit.
ECB intervention has pushed European corporate bond yields down to unrealistic levels. It may therefore be a good idea to buy some sterling credit, regardless of how the Brexit saga will play out.
As budding financial detectives seek the culprit for last week’s ‘flash crash’ in sterling, others are reminded of crises past.
There is a change happening in the City. One that would not be out of place in an episode of the Twilight Zone.
With Britain’s impending exit from the European Single Market all but confirmed, it’s time to face the possible consequences for asset managers.
The FTSE 100 closed just short of its record high on Tuesday, the same day the International Monetary Fund revised lower its projections for for global growth.
In Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984, Room 101 represents the “worst thing in the world”. 101 days on from the EU referendum, it’s up to Theresa May to convince the dissenters that Brexit is not a portal to their worst nightmares.
OPEC’s surprise deal to cut production agreed this week caught most investors off guard, but is it just another small bump in the road or a serious threat to portfolios?
If Donald Trump gets elected to the US presidency, this could turn out to be a blessing for the nation's economy according to some fund managers, but others are worried.
While the popularity of different asset classes will ebb and flow, the one thing I have learned in my 11 years in financial journalism is that gilts are never a fashionable choice.
The FCA today launched a consultation on its ‘future...
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Massive, opportunistic M&A activity doesn’t tend to...
Fund Selector Asia compares the BlackRock GF Asian...
Robin Stoakley is stepping down as head of UK intermediary...