UK dividends are showing “positive signs” of a future recovery after almost halving to a headline total of GBP18 billion in the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from global financial administrators Link Group.
Aquis Exchange has appointed Lesley Gregory to the board of its subsidiary, Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE), as an independent non-executive director (NED). The appointment has received approval from the FCA.
The Bank of England has fuelled speculation over whether it will introduce negative interest rates in the UK by asking banks to detail how ready they are to deal with rates going negative.
Demand for mutual funds dips as nervous UK investors favour ‘rainy-day’ savings over increased risk asset exposure
Mutual funds across all asset classes received only half of their usual monthly inflows in September, as growing uncertainty prompted UK investors to direct money into savings accounts rather than riskier investments.
Investor demand for new actively-managed environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds is growing, and a report from Broadridge Financial Solutions documents that interest is shifting towards funds that employ best-in-class positive screening, thematic, and outcome-oriented funds.
Fund management industry body EFAMA says Europe has reached a “milestone” with the adoption of a new capital markets union (CMU) Action Plan by the European Commission, which hopes to remove the remaining obstacles to cross-border investments.
The World Federation Of Exchanges issues Guidance Note on fair and orderly markets as new Covid-19 wave looms
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has issued a Guidance Note, aimed at policy questions arising from any resurgence of market volatility.
Nasdaq Dubai, Zhongtai Financial International and Beijing Tian Tai law firm sign agreement to attract Chinese listings to Dubai
Nasdaq Dubai has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hong Kong-based Zhongtai Financial International and Beijing Tian Tai Law Firm Shanghai Branch, to support Chinese companies that wish to list on the Middle East’s international financial exchange.
Institutional investors continue to shun active equities strategies in favour of fixed income, with allocations to high yield, corporate, and core bond strategies in the US rising fastest.
Value investing could see a revival as economic activity picks up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as asset managers predict that lowly-rated stocks could outperform in the upturn.