Willem Sels, Global Chief Investment Officer, Private Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC writes that after the rollercoaster of the last 18 months, it is clear from recent data that global economic momentum is starting to slow.
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For a fleeting moment normality seems to have returned to our everyday lives, even if it will be some time until we can really consider the Covid-19 pandemic to be over. Nicky Maan, CEO of Spectrum Markets explores the medium and long-term trends against the background of the potentially fragile recovery.
Konstantin Anissimov, Executive Director at CEX.IO, writes on the crypto crackdown in the UK, saying that the industry should embrace it.
Investment management is an industry in constant expansion, with PwC recently estimating a USD35 trillion increase in the total global value of assets under management by 2025. Because of this growth, financial crime risks and regulatory scrutiny could also increase across the industry.
Simon Harryman, Senior Business Development Director, Ingenious writes on the resurgence of inflation and how it can affect estate planning.
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.
Yvonne Steyn, Senior Associate, Maitland has addressed the taxing subject of how an investor’s cryptoassets will be taxed in the UK
Nigel Brook-Walters, European head of wealth & advisory for SEI’s Asset Management Distribution team writes that as advisers consider a post-pandemic paradigm, they have begun to place a greater emphasis on the inherent connection between health and wealth. This focus parallels a tectonic shift in which individuals have progressively become more responsible for funding their own retirements.
Ross Klein (pictured), Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Changebridge Capital, writes on the potential effects of a proposed tax law change in the US on ETFs.
Fred Zheng (pictured) at Triplicity writes on the growth of ETFs in China – With continuous improvement of the ETF market, the ETF market in China entered a new stage of rapid development in 2020.