24 February 2014
Andrew Walsh, head of ETF sales UK and Ireland at UBS Global Asset Management, explains how a transparent hedging strategy can reduce currency risk and optimise portfolio returns.
12 December 2013
Mainstream emerging markets may have remained thoroughly out of favour this year, with developed nations driving global equity returns, but surprises can still be found in the top ten markets of 2013.
18 April 2013
The IMA is to create a “classy, comprehensive and responsive” help centre for fund groups looking to set up shop in the UK.
09 April 2013
Nick Leeson, the trader whose wrong-way bets on Japanese stocks ruined Barings Plc, is joining a mediation firm to advise Irish borrowers looking to renegotiate debts following the real estate collapse, according to reports.
11 February 2013
Leading fixed income managers have been adding exposure to peripheral eurozone bonds as value dries up in the investment grade corporate space.
17 September 2012
Four years after Lehman Brothers suffered the largest bankruptcy in US history, a former vice president at the investment bank has warned the financial system is on a ‘collision course’ for another 2008-style event.
17 July 2012
Investors are now paying to hold European Financial Stability Facility debt, after six-month t-bills sold at a negative yield at auction for the first time ever.
06 July 2012
With banks hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Joanna Faith asks financials managers whether the recent volatility has provided a good buying opportunity or whether there is better value elsewhere.
05 July 2012
Invesco Perpetual's Stephanie Butcher has moved overweight Spain and added names from Ireland and Portugal to the European Equity Income fund, taking the view stocks are "too cheap" and investors are over-paying for core, defensive names.
05 July 2012
The Republic of Ireland has returned to the capital markets for the first since it received an international bailout in 2010.
22 June 2012
Franklin Templeton's Michael Hasenstab has said there will be no Armageddon in the eurozone, and urged investors to take advantage of short-term market inefficiencies.
18 June 2012
Niall Gallagher, European equities manager at GAM, has found value in unloved peripheral European equities overlooked by risk-averse investors.
10 June 2012
The single currency strengthened against the dollar today as Spain was granted a €100bn EU and IMF bailout to prop up its banking sector.
23 March 2012
Ireland fell back into recession in the last quarter of 2011, according to official figures released on Thursday.
17 February 2012
The fragility of the financials sector has been well documented after a turbulent 2011. Top managers reveal whether the tides are about to turn.
The strong dollar has been the bane of equity markets, placing pressure on earnings. But Simon Laing, head of US equities at Invesco Perpetual, argues investors need to look back at the 1980s, when markets soared alongside the dollar’s strength, for investment inspiration.
With globalisation under pressure, Samy Chaar, strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Management, asks if a new mantra of regionalisation and non-dollar currency trading could become the norm
The provision of supportive monetary conditions has fuelled a value rally, but now there are signs that higher quality companies with long-term secular growth potential are back in favour.
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