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Latest News

Dec 18, 2014

US Federal Reserve “patient” ahead of raising rates in 2015

The Federal Market Open Committee has changed its tone over increasing interest rates next year.

Investments| Dec 17, 2014

Multi-asset managers powered by US and Japan equities

Backing two of the major equity markets helped managers but some were boosted by contrarian calls.

Investments| Dec 16, 2014

Fund Selector: How did we get it so wrong?

Market predictions of higher growth and rising interest rates in 2014 were way off the mark.

Equities| Dec 15, 2014

Europe most favoured investment region for 2015: AIC

Europe was followed by the US and Asia Pacific excluding Japan.

Fixed Income| Dec 15, 2014

Bond returns could ‘struggle to be positive’

Managers claim low level of government yields are a red flag for asset class.

Dec 12, 2014

SEC sets out plans for stress testing US asset managers

Asset managers are likely to undergo stress tests and face increased scrutiny of their use of derivatives by funds.

Analysis & Opinion
US small caps, the right fit

Nov 05, 2014

US small caps, the right fit

With the US economy tackling its debt troubles this group of equities are looking promising

Fund review: JOHCM US Small and Mid Cap Equity

Review| Oct 29, 2014

Fund review: JOHCM US Small and Mid Cap Equity

Small- and mid-cap fund.

Recent Articles
  1. Rate rise not imminent in spite of stellar jobs growth
    Dec 05, 2014

    Rate rise not imminent in spite of stellar jobs growth

    The US smashes expectations by adding 321,000 jobs in November, but experts say low inflation and wage growth is still an issue.

  2. Reshoring gathers steam
    Investments| Nov 19, 2014

    Reshoring gathers steam

    PwC report estimates reshoring could create up to 200,000 new jobs in the UK alone within the next 10 years.

  3. US leads dividend growth figures as UK lags
    Nov 17, 2014

    US leads dividend growth figures as UK lags

    Strong underlying dividend growth from the US drags total global payouts to $288.1bn in the third quarter.

  4. Pictet eyes ‘increasingly attractive’ EM currency bonds
    Fixed Income| Nov 14, 2014

    Pictet eyes ‘increasingly attractive’ EM currency bonds

    Asset manager now has overweight positions in the local currency debt of Brazil and Turkey.

  5. Rate rise bet dents SLI bond fund
    Alternative Investments| Nov 12, 2014

    Rate rise bet dents SLI bond fund

    Absolute return team decides to stick with its bet on US and UK bond yields increasing.

  6. Election result could lift US equities
    Investments| Nov 10, 2014

    Election result could lift US equities

    There is mixed reaction from the markets as Republicans gain control of the Senate.

  7. Pimco sees record redemptions in wake of Gross exit
    Fixed Income| Nov 05, 2014

    Pimco sees record redemptions in wake of Gross exit

    Fund group sees $27.5bn outflows from flagship Total Return fund in full month after Bill Gross’s defection to rival Janus Capital.

  8. Managers defend battered oil stocks
    Commodities| Nov 04, 2014

    Managers defend battered oil stocks

    As Brent Crude tumbles to $85 a barrel, resource fund managers say the sector is ripe for a recovery.

  9. Without QE, what happens next?
    Nov 03, 2014

    Without QE, what happens next?

    First reactions of bond markets to the Fed’s hawkish statement may be an ominous sign.

  10. US Fed looks ahead to a rate rise as it ends QE
    Oct 30, 2014

    US Fed looks ahead to a rate rise as it ends QE

    Dollar rallies as investors interpret the latest Fed statement to suggest it will raise its base rate sooner than the market expected.

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