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S-Network launches ESG based IndexAmericas

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:08

In their latest collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), S-Network Global Indexes, a firm that supports socially responsible investment publishing best-practice benchmark indexes in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, has created the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index (IndexAmericas). »

Heartwood comments on US rate rise

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 09:41

Commenting on yesterday’s news of a rate rise from the US’s FOMC, David Absolon, (pictured) Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management says: ‘‘As expect »

AIM value falls but remaining firms are bigger

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:22

AIM specialist investment managers Fundamental Asset Management reports that, for the first time in 12 years, the number of companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) has fallen below 1000: but the companies are bigger.  »

Kames Capital warns of more Marmite spats ahead

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 12:00

Kames Capital’s James Lynch warns that UK investors must prepare for much higher levels of inflation next year as the pound’s sharp decline impacts the cost for consumers of everything from well-known household brands to petrol prices. »

Beware liquidity risk

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 13:03

Sean Ryan, Senior Analyst, Research, at MPI (Markov Processes International) asks if there is more danger in High Yield Bond Funds, warning that investors reaping rewards from high yield returns should beware the dangers of liquidity risk. »

Most asset classes enjoyed August calm says GAM

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:04

GAM portfolio manager Anthony Lawler comments that August was characterised by muted volumes and volatility across most asset classes as the MSCI World index gained 0.1 per cent, while the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index declined by 0.1 per cent.  »

Brexit impact on AIM

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 10:20

Independent investment management firm Fundamental Asset Management says that investors favouring larger cap stocks may be missing out on returns from small caps post Brexit.  »

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:12

Nasdaq Nordic is planning to make changes to the Alternative Investment Funds market on Nasdaq Copenhagen. »

Brexit and markets: What next?

Brexit and markets: What next?

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:31

Larry Hatheway (pictured), Group Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions at GAM, looks at what happens next following the UK’s vote to leave the EU… »

Volatility good for banks and traders says SVM

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:37

Colin McLean, managing director, SVM Asset Management says that the challenge for the UK is to move to being a good neighbour with the EU rather than a reluctant tenant. »

AIM market reaches 21 but still waiting to come of age

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 16:11

The AIM market is now 21 years old, yet the FTSE AIM index still stands 30% below its starting level. »

Goldilocks levels for US home inventories

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:40

After bottoming out at 63.4 per cent in summer 2015, the US home ownership rate has been gradually increasing. January and February of this year saw the Case-Schiller home price index flatten, indicating that there was neither an excess nor shortage of homes for sale – the market has reached Goldilocks levels. »

James Klempster

Has quantitative easing lost the ability to boost markets?

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 17:48

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum Global Investment Management asks, has quantitative easing become a victim of its own success? »

Glyn Owen, Momentum

Stay invested

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 13:27

Although the global environment is challenging, uncertainties about growth are acute and a period of consolidation in markets is now likely, says Glyn Owen (pictured), Investment Director at Momentum GIM… »

Iranian buyers GBP6bn overseas property spend will benefit London residential market

Iranian buyers GBP6bn overseas property spend will benefit London residential market

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 09:21

Iranian ultra-high-net-worth private and corporate/state-backed buyers will spend up to GBP6 billion over the next 5-10 years on investing in overseas property in locations including London, Dubai, Switzerland, Germany and the South of France, according to new calculations by London estate agent Rokstone. »

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Investec Wealth & Investment on the potential impact of a Brexit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:01

John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investment Wealth & Investment considers the potential impact of a leave vote in the UK's forthcoming EU membership referendum… »

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Why the opening up of China's bond market is welcome

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 08:53

Following the People's Bank of China's announcement yesterday that it will be removing quotas on its bond market, Schroders' Head of Asian Fixed Income, Rajeev De Mello, welcomes the opening of the bond market to long-term investors and sees it as a significant step in the further integration of the Chinese capital markets into global markets… »

Ben Gutteridge

Central bankers perform U-turn

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:35

Ben Gutteridge (pictured), Head of Fund Research, Brewin Dolphin, on the U-turn of central bankers, and the international capital flow away from equities and into sovereign bonds… »

David Lamb

Carney has ‘egg left on his face’

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:27

David Lamb (pictured), head of dealing at the forex specialists FEXCO, on Mark Carney’s latest press conference…  »

Tim Edwards

European markets within a whisker of “bear market” territory

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 14:01

Tim Edwards (pictured), Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices has analysed European markets for January and notes that it was a difficult month across the board… »

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The real concern for Apple is China

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:44

Mark Hawtin, Investment Director, GAM, on the challenges facing Apple… »

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Nervous markets call for a calm approach

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:41

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts (pictured), head of strategy, Jupiter Independent Funds Team, outlines some of the opportunities and risks in the current market environment, as well as the importance of patience when investing over the long term… »

Laith Khalaf

Investment funds hit record high

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 08:41

Laith Khalaf (pictured), Senior Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown comments on news that investment funds under management have reached a new record high… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

Ghosts of China’s 2015 will continue to cast a shadow over global markets

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 13:41

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on China’s latest GDP figures… »

Colin Morton

Osborne ‘right’ to be concerned about UK economy

Fri, 08/01/2016 - 12:03

Colin Morton (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Franklin UK Managers’ Focus Fund, reacts to George Osborne’s 2016 economic warning… »

Christopher Mahon, Barings

Fed rate rise marks the end of an era

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 08:49

Christopher Mahon (pictured), Director of Asset Allocation Research at Baring Asset Management, comments on the Fed’s decision to raise rates… »

Shaun Port, Nutmeg

Fed’s forward guidance is ’fatally wounded’, can Yellen undo the damage?

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 12:34

The global trade and economic environment is stabilising, and the Fed must and will begin a gradual process of normalisation now, says Shaun Port (pictured), CIO of Nutmeg… »

Ashish Shah, AllianceBernstein

Why you shouldn’t fear a Fed rate hike

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 08:15

The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates next week. Bond investors fear that could pummel their portfolios. Ashish Shah (pictured), head of global credit at AllianceBernstein is not so sure, and thinks moving to the sidelines now is a bad idea… »

Luxembourg ready for ELTIFs says ALFI

Luxembourg ready for ELTIFs says ALFI

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 17:13

Luxembourg is prepared and has a key role to play in ensuring the success of the new European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs), which came into being this week, according to the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). »

Nicholas Wall, Invesco

ECB announcement a major disappointment

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:49

Nicholas Wall (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income team, comments on the latest moves by the ECB to boost the eurozone economy… »

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