Bank of england
01 July 2015
The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has asked for more detail on how fund groups are guarding against liquidity risks, as policymakers step up their scrutiny of asset managers.
24 June 2015
Interest rates in the UK could rise as early as August in response to a tightening labour market, according to Monetary Policy Committee member Martin Weale.
22 June 2015
Peter Fitzgerald, head of multi-asset at Aviva Investors, analyses the growth prospects for developed and emerging markets and the impact of future central bank actions.
27 May 2015
Fixed income manager Chris Bowie believes the impact on businesses from uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum and a potential Scottish vote is being underestimated by the market.
15 May 2015
Economist and creator of the term 'BRICs' Jim O'Neill is to become a Treasury minister in the new government.
13 May 2015
Sterling has fallen after the Bank of England downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy while indicating it could start to raise interest rates in mid-2016.
07 May 2015
The Bank of England has admitted to making errors in its reporting of foreign investors’ purchases of UK government bonds in recent weeks.
30 April 2015
Jeremy Wharton, manager of the £175m Church House Investment Grade Corporate Bond fund, has increased his allocation to floating rate notes (FRNs) from almost zero at the start of 2014 to 30%, as a means of protection against future interest rate rises.
22 April 2015
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has become less concerned with deflation risks, according to it latest minutes, despite CPI inflation dropping to 0%.
16 April 2015
Central banks may resort to 'helicopter drop' measures to stave off the threat of deflation, according to Investec's Alastair Mundy.
16 April 2015
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned global markets could be hit by turmoil worse than the 2013 'taper tantrum' when interest rates rise.
02 April 2015
Chris Higham, bond fund manager at Aviva Investors, has argued the market is overly focused on interest rate movements, and investors should look more closely at other policy decisions.
25 March 2015
The Treasury Select Committee has called for an inquiry into the initiation of a criminal investigation over the Bank of England’s financial crisis liquidity auctions.
24 March 2015
UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation continued its precipitous fall in February, dropping more than expected to hit zero for the first time.
20 March 2015
Sterling slumped against the US dollar after the Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane said the UK has an equal chance of seeing a rate cut as a rate hike, contrary to consensus expectations.
A trio of managers reveal the main strategies which have boosted fund performance this year and how they are insulating portfolios from macro-economic risks.
Jeremy Bedford, partner at Fulcrum Asset Management, discusses the growing trend of wealth managers protecting against a repeat of the market volatility that hurt their clients in the financial crisis.
Dhananjay Phadnis, manager of the Fidelity Emerging Asia fund, examines how emerging markets have weathered recent storms and identifies future challenges for these countries.
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