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Increasing rates lift value over growth – but only if they rise fast enough

Increasing rates lift value over growth – but only if they rise fast enough

Damian Handzy, Head of Research & Applied Analytics at Investment Metrics, comments that with global anticipation that central banks are likely to increase short-term rates and with the spectre of inflationary pressure on longer-term rates, can we expect Value to come up top and Growth to lose out? Not necessarily, he says. He and his team examined stock returns during several historical periods of rate increases in the US and UK to see what might happen this time around.

IN MY OPINION

Tackle it with technology

Tackle it with technology

David Wylie (pictured), Director of intelligent decisioning technology provider LendingMetrics, says that automated platforms need to be used more extensively by the wealth management sector if it is to fully comply with the growing volume of regulation…

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PIMFA welcomes FCA plans to stop Claims Management Companies from 'Phoenixing'

PIMFA welcomes FCA plans to stop Claims Management Companies from 'Phoenixing'

PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, has welcomed proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that would ban claims management companies from managing Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) claims where they have a relevant connection to the claim; a practice known as 'phoenixing'.   

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PIMFA welcomes FCA proposals to enhance consumer protections but warns against unintended consequences

PIMFA welcomes FCA proposals to enhance consumer protections but warns against unintended consequences

PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, has given a cautious welcome to the Financial Conduct Authority's proposals to enhance consumer protections in the consumer investment market; yet it warns against unintended consequences.