Bank of england
28 October 2014
Leading fund managers have become more cautious about their expectations for interest rate hikes, with many now expecting any movement in base rates to be postponed until at least 2016.
27 October 2014
London & Capital’s Ashok Shah tells Alice Rigby where market volatility could reveal opportunities, how long investors should remain vigilant, and what changing regulations mean for the industry.
27 October 2014
Wealth firms are growing concerned a regulatory crackdown on bonuses within the UK banking sector could end up impacting the investment management industry.
22 October 2014
Valuations in UK small caps have fallen back after a strong run. But could they bounce back in line with the strengthening UK economy? Giles Hargreave, co-manager of the Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth fund and co-manager of the Marlborough Special Situations fund, argues the case.
22 October 2014
Nicolas Trindade, manager of the AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond fund, explains why credit spreads in the fixed income sector could tighten further, as valuations continue to rise.
21 October 2014
The Bank of England's Sir Jon Cunliffe has warned bankers they are paid too much and should expect a pay cut following a sharp drop in banks' profits.
17 October 2014
The Bank of England's chief economist has suggested interest rates could remain low for a protracted period without causing inflation to spike.
07 October 2014
The UK’s borrowing has risen again but, far from being just another statistic, Neil Williams, Hermes’ chief economist, tells Annabelle Williams why debt levels represent a real threat to economic stability
26 September 2014
Policymakers have unleashed an arsenal of weapons to fight the threat of deflation – cutting interest rates to zero, buying government and private bonds, making cheap loans to banks and engaging in forward guidance.
17 September 2014
Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee again voted to raise rates this month, minutes from the latest meeting show.
10 September 2014
Kames Capital’s David Roberts has warned delaying an interest rate hike any longer could cause the kind of inflationary shock last seen in the UK more than thirty years ago.
09 September 2014
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted interest rates could rise in the spring of next year as the UK economy continues to recover from one of the worst downturns it has ever faced.
02 September 2014
There has been forward guidance, backtracking, and a lot of false starts, but as the world's largest economies continue to recover, the question over which developed region will raise rates first looms large.
27 August 2014
Even by the standards of its 2014 communications, the past month has been something of a muddle for ‘unreliable boyfriend’ Mark Carney and the rest of the Monetary Policy Committee.
26 August 2014
The Bank of England will hold off on hiking rates for six months if it does not act by November, leaving a “clear run” for investors until the general election, Richard Buxton has predicted.
Fund research service The Adviser Centre has bemoaned the lack of quality new funds being launched as it struggles to expand its ‘Positive Watch’ category.
Wealth management firm Courtiers is to introduce a ‘Monte Carlo’ risk profiling tool which allows clients to prioritise different types of risk.
A spurt in environmental regulations from governments is driving growth for companies linked to recycling, water treatment and alternative energy. Jon Forster from Impax outlines the opportunities.
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