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Jeff Conway, State Street

State Street’s partnership approach ‘key to navigating market events’

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:57

State Street says its partnership approach with M&G Investments highlights the innovative solutions being developed to meet the new challenging requirements resulting from significant market events, including Brexit. »

Mark Hemsley, Bats

Bats Europe launches two Brexit indices

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:46

Bats Europe has launched the Bats Brexit 50/50 Indices, two benchmark indices designed to reflect the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on UK companies. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:51

Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

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. »

Iceland’s growth outlook still strong

Iceland’s growth outlook still strong

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 09:45

The Analytica Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) for Iceland rose by 0.1 per cent in February, although there were some downward revisions for the last three months. »

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. »

Clem Chambers, ADVFN

ADVFN’s Follow Feed gives investors inside track on Brexit sensitive stocks

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 13:35

ADVFN has launched a Brexit Follow Feed which delivers information on stocks, indices and currency pairs directly affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. »

Brexit to prompt change in DB pensions schemes’ reliance on gilts?

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:55

The result of Brexit may have been a shock to capital markets but may prove a catalyst in changing DB pension schemes’ reliance on gilts, says Hugh Ferrand, Head of UK Institutional Sales and Service, Invesco Perpetual… »

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. »

Phil Milburn, Kames Capital

Conditions ripe for investors to take more credit risk in 2017, says Kames Capital

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 15:21

Market conditions are ideal for investors to take more credit risk in 2017 provided inflation remains relatively muted, according to Phil Milburn (pictured) and David Ennett at Kames Capital. »

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JMA launches new tools to analyse Japanese economy

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:00

Japan Macro Advisors (JMA), whose clients include a few of the world’s largest hedge funds and global manufacturing companies, has launched "My Charts," a set of web-based analytical tools to help economists and decision makers stay on top of the Japanese economy.  »

Renaud Froissart, Quaero

European stock markets more challenged as long term government bond rates climb, says Quaero

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 10:15

The valuation of European stock markets is proving less attractive than previously, notably because of higher long term government bond rates, according to Renaud Froissart, manager of the Quaero European Long Short Equity Fund. »

Pinebridge assesses opportunities and risks for investors in 2017

Pinebridge assesses opportunities and risks for investors in 2017

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 10:26

PineBridge Investments has released its 2017 Global Investment Outlook, an analysis and preview across asset classes of the opportunities and risks for investors in the year ahead. »

Richard Buxton, Old Mutual

Hammond is hardly top gear

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:24

The reaction of financial markets to the new Chancellor’s first, and last, Autumn Statement pretty much says it all – big surprises were conspicuously absent, but longer-term challenges remain, says Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors… »

Joe Amato. Neuberger Berman

Trump victory shakes global markets

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 08:59

Asian, European and UK markets have all seen significant falls following the news that Donald Trump is to become the 45th President of the United States. »

Michael Leibrock, DTCC

Cyber risk and geopolitical threat top financial industry concerns, says DTCC survey

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 08:54

Broad geopolitical risks, including the outcome of the US presidential election and Britain’s exit from the EU, are among top risks facing the global financial system, according to a survey by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Cyprus positions itself as post-Brexit partner to UK funds industry

Cyprus positions itself as post-Brexit partner to UK funds industry

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:22

Fund managers have gathered in London to hear from the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) about the opportunities in the country as an investment destination. »

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What next for EU economy?

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:56

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the interest rate decision from the ECB… »

Investment managers expect Fed rate hike and increased market volatility

Investment managers expect Fed rate hike and increased market volatility

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:31

Investment managers anticipate a rise in market volatility as the US presidential election approaches, and many expect to modify their portfolios based on the election results, according to a quarterly survey by Northern Trust Asset Management. »

Council meets to catalyse green investment opportunities in Brazil

Council meets to catalyse green investment opportunities in Brazil

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 09:38

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and the Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) have convened the second meeting of the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Market Development. »

The White House

US Election - An ugly debate keeps Trump alive

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 11:49

Libby Cantrill, PIMCO’s head of public policy, on the latest in the race for the White House… »

Michael Stanes, Heartwood Investment Management

Sterling weakens, but it’s not all bad news

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:57

Michael Stanes (pictured), Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, considers the wider implications of sterling’s depreciation downward spiral last week following the ‘hard Brexit’ discussions at the Conservative Party conference… »

James Klempster, Momentum

Global politics moving global markets

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:22

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum, explains how and why domestic and global politics is dominating the market agenda… »

Geraud Charpin, BlueBay Asset Management

The long and difficult wait for the bears

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:18

Geraud Charpin (pictured), Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management discusses how risk assets struggle to gain impetus as investors turn their attention to negative newsflow… »

Ali Tayyebi, Mercer

Pension deficits remain high as inflation wipes out other gains, says Mercer

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 13:30

The accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies reduced slightly from GBP160 billion at the end of August to GBP152 billion on 30 September 2016, according to Mercer’s Pensions Risk Survey. »

John Vail, Nikko AM

Nikko AM bullish on Japan and developed Asia-Pacific equities

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 09:38

Nikko Asset Management’s global investment committee (GIC) is positive on Japanese and developed Asia-Pacific equities over the next six months due to low valuations in Japan and a bullish outlook for Hong Kong and Australian shares. »

Bill Lipschutz, Hathersage Capital Management

Hathersage Capital Management - Best Macro CTA

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 12:38

Hathersage Capital Management LLC is a global macro manager founded in 1991. Employing a discretionary global macro philosophy which it applies strictly to G10 currencies, the firm takes directional market views using interbank spot, forwards and options.  »

John Taylor, AB Dynamic Global Fixed Income Fund

Chance of a sizeable bond bear market is low, says AB

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 09:45

Despite global bond investors being on edge at apparent central bank impotency, the probability of a sizeable bear market is low with a possibility that fiscal policy could prove effective, according to asset manager AlllianceBernstein (AB). »

Jeremy Coller, Coller Capital

USD1 trillion investor coalition warns of industrial animal production risks

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:04

A USD1.25 trillion coalition of 40 institutional investors, including Swedish state pension funds AP2, AP3 and AP4, Aviva Investors, Boston Common, Coller Capital, Folksam, Nordea and Robeco, has launched an engagement with 16 multinational food companies highlighting the risks posed by industrial animal production. »

Liquid alts and private debt most likely to benefit from Brexit

Liquid alts and private debt most likely to benefit from Brexit

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 09:30

Liquid alternatives and private debt are the asset classes likely to benefit most from Brexit, while institutions in countries where a higher allocation to equities and bonds is the norm are likely to be most affected. »

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