09 December 2011
The employment tribunal that had the whole of the fund management industry fascinated ended with a whimper last week.
02 December 2011
Back in May, I wrote a comment piece on why the IMA’s original plans for its multi-asset Managed sectors posed a risk to advisers and their clients.
25 November 2011
This year’s Thanksgiving will have provided a welcome time out for politicians and markets across the Pond. It is also a time to reflect on the state of the nation as everything closes down for the day and people retreat to spend time with their families.
18 November 2011
Fidelity China Special Situations manager Anthony Bolton said the next 12 months should be a defining period for the country. In his view, investors will start to realise China is “not a house of cards that is going to collapse” and they will hopefully start to allocate more of their portfolio to the region.
11 November 2011
This quarter has been a tough one for the fund management industry as continuing uncertainty over the eurozone debt crisis hit sales and dragged down assets under management.
07 November 2011
Two recent fund manager handovers have refocused our attention on firms’ succession plans.
28 October 2011
Another week another damaging story for the structured products industry. The headline ‘FSA fines Credit Suisse UK £5.95m for structured product failings’ undoubtedly sent terror into the hearts of investors.
14 October 2011
Hello and welcome to my first issue as editor of Investment Week. I have recently moved over from editing Incisive Media’s sister publications Professional Adviser and IFAonline.co.uk, which have now been handed to deputy Scott Sinclair.
10 October 2011
With the sovereign debt crisis in full maelstrom and the bailout of Dexia bank unlikely to be the last of its kind, the threat of inflation would seem to be a long way from many people’s minds.
30 September 2011
The ETF market is the latest segment of the industry to ask itself this question. It is a path which in the last decade has been trodden by the structured investments and split capital investment trust sectors.
23 September 2011
The autumn party conference season inevitably brings the issues of tax to the forefront of the political agenda, and this year looks set to be no exception.
16 September 2011
“The future is not about equities, the future is about income.” So said Stephen Drew, head of credit at Thames River, at the group’s annual investment conference last week.
09 September 2011
Fidelity made the first significant move towards greater price transparancy through its platform FundsNetwork by publishing the fees it receives from fund management groups from 1 September.
02 September 2011
Markets entered 2011 with discussions about what the ‘new normal’ would be. This is standard investor behaviour because we all like to feel we have a handle on what is going to drive markets either up or down.
26 August 2011
As investment markets become more unpredictable, so commentators seem to be reaching for more bizarre analogies in the hope of making some kind of sense of it all.
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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