04 March 2014
As the latest figures from the IMA show Absolute Return funds have seen their highest retail sales for over four years, Standard Life Investments' phenomenally successful GARS fund is starting to face more competition from peers.
10 February 2014
David Pinniger, manager of Polar Capital’s new Biotechnology fund, casts an eye over a rapidly developing and maturing market.
27 January 2014
The UK’s best-known institutional manager is branching out into the wholesale market. Hardeep Tawakley meets Harriet Steel, the head of business development leading Hermes’ historic move to retail.
24 January 2014
Fresh plunges in the value of emerging market currencies have send equities sharply lower this morning, with an analyst downgrade adding to the pain for EM-focused Aberdeen.
17 January 2014
Anna Fedorova asks James Calder of City Asset Management which funds and asset classes he expects to outperform this year.
06 December 2013
Octopus Investments’ multi-manager team reveals the overlooked funds to watch in 2014.
05 December 2013
Smith & Williamson has appointed Morgan Stanley's Michael Pagliari as investment management partner, its fourth hire in the investment management division in the last two months.
02 December 2013
As our collective thoughts turn to Christmas, mince pies and excessive consumption of wine, I sense tactically inclined investors might want to turn a tiny bit more cautious.
16 October 2013
Political uncertainty in the US has caused the dollar to weaken, forcing many investors to reverse their long positions in the currency to a more neutral stance.
30 September 2013
Nev Godley, vice president of Morgan Stanley, compares the different types of capital protection available to structured product investors.
23 September 2013
With their low current account deficits and little export exposure to China, maybe investors should take a closer look at frontier markets, says Morgan Stanley's Tim Drinkall.
19 September 2013
This week I have a terrible admission to make. I drank a little too much wine at a recent press event, but that was a good thing as I was searching for an inner truth about investing in bonds.
16 September 2013
Mark Holman, a former Lehman Brothers executive director, launched fixed income boutique TwentyFour AM the same week his former employer went bankrupt.
21 June 2013
Investing in Europe is the great investment uncertainty of modern times, a chimera that could be either the single greatest opportunity for investors or the biggest disaster lurking in the shadows.
12 April 2013
More optimistic equity markets always make for more interesting conversations. Instead of all those miserable end of the world confessions over coffee – “how much cash do you have in your portfolios?” – more bullish markets tend to spark off new ideas and even the odd mania or two.
Foreign exchange markets are at a significant juncture, with currency misalignment likely to increase in the second quarter, writes Neil Staines, head of FX trading at The ECU Group.
Alain Defise, investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, argues emerging market corporate bonds offer a way to tap into the ‘dynamism’ of the developing world, while shielding investors from the volatility associated with emerging currencies and stocks.
Returns from European high yield are low, leading many investors to look elsewhere. But technical support is still in place and the outlook is sanguine, says Alliance Trust investment's Kenny Watson.
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