Bonds

European ‘zombie’ companies have three to six months' runway before defaults rise, says Aviva Investors

European ‘zombie’ companies have three to six months' runway before defaults rise, says Aviva Investors

Concern is growing over a likely spike in defaults among so-called ‘zombie’ companies that have stayed afloat during the coronavirus pandemic by relying on government stimulus and increasing their debt loads, but will struggle to keep servicing loans as government schemes roll back.

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Calls grow for ‘new generation’ UK funds regime to boost industry post Brexit and encourage regional economic growth

Calls grow for ‘new generation’ UK funds regime to boost industry post Brexit and encourage regional economic growth

Boutique asset management think tank New City Initiative (NCI) is calling for the development of a new UK fund structure that could rival UCITS and AIFs, while decentralising fund management in the country and encouraging regional growth. 

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