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Investors prefer the US, see safety in Germany, and view UK as less attractive since Brexit, says Invesco survey

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 10:10

Geo-political uncertainty and limited options to increase risk asset allocations are causing sovereign investors globally to make fewer allocation changes than at any point in the last five years, despite target return gaps increasingly widening. »

Commercial property investors shrug off Brexit fears

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 07:01

Fears of a fall in commercial property transactions following Brexit have been shrugged off as purchases by investors hit a nine-year high of 127,280 in 2016/17, up 6 per cent from 119,920 in 2015/16, according to P2P secured lending platform Lendy. »

Governments urged to review anti-corruption policies

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 08:17

A leading academic has urged policymakers to stop trying to combat corruption by introducing new rules and instead to spend more time determining the effectiveness of the rules already in place. »

UK investors turn to property amid Brexit fears

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 13:28

Britain’s investors are increasingly focusing their attention on traditional asset classes such as property in the current political climate, according to research by Kuflink. »

Brexit uncertainty impacts retirement planning

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 01:01

The Brexit effect is creating uncertainty among people planning to retire in 2017, with more than one in four (27 per cent) of this year’s retirees worried the decision to leave the EU will negatively impact their finances in the long term, according to research by Prudential. »

Brexit marks shift in risk appetite of UK investors

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 07:44

Some 2.21 million investors in the UK are entering the new financial year with a greater risk appetite and seeking fresh investment angles, according to a survey of 1,000 UK investors by IW Capital. »

Iain Buckle, Kames Capital

Credit market liquidity could deteriorate as BoE ceases purchase scheme, says Kames

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:16

Liquidity in the UK credit market could begin to dry up as the Bank of England halts its corporate bond purchase scheme, according to Iain Buckle, co-manager of the GBP691 million Kames Sterling Corporate Bond Fund. »

Paul Smith, CFA Institute

Investment professionals increasingly concerned about negative impact of geopolitical risks, says survey

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:08

Concern about the impact of geopolitical risk in the investment profession has grown since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in July 2016, according to a poll of almost 1,500 investment professionals from around the world by the CFA Institute. »

Lending to property developers struggles to recover post-Brexit

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 13:18

The amount lent by banks to property developers fell in the months leading up to the Brexit vote and has struggled to recover since as banks slash lending to the sector, says peer-to-peer secured lending platform Saving Stream. »

Adrian Hull, Kames Capital

Elections in France and Holland pose risk to investors in Italian debt, warns Kames Capital

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:21

The forthcoming elections in Europe are set to pose a risk to investors in Italian bonds if voters in France or Holland elect populist leaders, according to Kames Capital’s senior fixed income investment specialist Adrian Hull. »

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