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Legg Mason Martin Currie’s Whitehead identifies two big risks to global dividends in 2018

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 09:01

Global dividend growth faces two major headwinds in 2018 which could disrupt the otherwise-supportive backdrop for income, according to Martin Currie’s Global Equity Income manager Mark Whitehead. »

Bank of England: Is history repeating itself?

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 19:08

Mike Amey, PIMCO’s head of sterling portfolio management and ESG strategies on the challenges facing the Bank of England… »

Italian election result shows Italy’s and Europe’s core challenges remain unresolved

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 10:20

Timothy Graf, head of macro strategy for EMEA at State Street Global Markets; Antoine Lesné, head of EMEA strategy and research for SPDR ETFs; and Elliot Hentov, head of policy and research – official institutions for EMEA at State Street Global Advisors, offer their views on the Italian general election results… »

BlackRock comments on global growth in 2017

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 13:03

Wei Li, Head of iShares EMEA Investment Strategy at BlackRock, has written a note on the increasing breadth of global economic expansion and what this means for investors. »

Worse to come as sterling falls to eight-year low?

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 09:00

Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management comments on sterling’s fall to an eight-year low… »

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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. »

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