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Matthew Kerfoot, Dechert

Financial Stability Board targets fund finance

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 14:34

Dechert’s Matthew Kerfoot (pictured) comments on FSB’s newly issued Policy Recommendations on the use of leverage by investment funds… »

Maximising success of an exit

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:21

Mark Hardwicke of boutique investment bank, Invenio Corporate Finance, writes on the tactics required to make a successful exit.  »

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… »

Richard Carter, Quilter Cheviot

Autumn statement is short on excitement

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:30

Richard Carter, Fixed Interest Specialist at Quilter Cheviot, comments on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first - and last - Autumn Statement… »

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… »

Davina Garrod, Akin Gump

For financial markets and industry alike, the UK's fate must be known as soon as possible

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 14:33

Akin Gump London partner Davina Garrod (pictured), who focuses on trade and financial regulatory issues, comments on the High Court ruling that the UK Government may not invoke Article 50 without parliamentary approval… »

Mike Clements, SYZ Asset Management

Janus Henderson a template for M&A in asset management

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:47

The recently announced merger between Janus and Henderson is a clear sign that well-structured deals make sense in the current difficult market, says Mike Clements (pictured), Head of European Equities and manager of the OYSTER Continental European Selection fund at SYZ Asset Management… »

EU flag

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… »

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… »

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