23 July 2013
Global markets have had a volatile relationship with the central banks this summer, as the US Federal Reserve began hinting at tapering its asset purchasing programme.
22 July 2013
A number of big name fund managers have been flagged by Bestinvest’s latest infamous list of "dog funds", which names and shames the worst performing funds available to UK investors.
17 July 2013
UBS head of fixed income capability Simon Foster is considering moving assets in to mortgage backed securities (MBS) as fears over the potential end of quantitative easing (QE) weigh heavy on investors.
10 July 2013
UBS has become the largest global wealth manager after its assets under management soared in 2012, according to a survey from UK-based research firm Scorpio Partnership.
17 June 2013
Much has been written about the US ‘shale boom’ but less has been said about its wider implications for investors. Poppy Allonby, portfolio manager of the BlackRock New Energy Investment Trust, explains how the energy boom is rebooting and recharging the economy.
17 June 2013
With US markets soaring to record highs, many investors have questioned whether the best of the returns have already been made in this market. Annabelle Williams takes a closer look at how investors are positioning their portfolios after the market rally.
13 June 2013
Last July’s pledge by ECB president Mario Draghi to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro has sparked a run that saw the MSCI Europe index beat the MSCI World by 6% in the last year, surpassed only by the US in terms of performance.
07 June 2013
Guy de Blonay, manager of the Jupiter Financial Opportunities fund, explains how the current environment of cheap financing should allow structural growth themes to flourish.
06 June 2013
Over the past couple of years, the landscape of the wealth management sector has evolved markedly.
03 June 2013
European equities have re-rated despite little positive news and could go much higher when the earnings cycle turns, forecasts Olly Russ, co-founder of Argonaut Capital Partners.
03 June 2013
Multi-asset managers have been moving back into property for the first time since the financial crisis, as higher income levels from the sector attract yield-hungry investors.
08 May 2013
Investors often wonder not only about the potential return for equities as a whole but also the relative returns of growth and value stocks. This query has been more pertinent of late, as the markets have seen a divergence from their post-financial crisis patterns.
29 April 2013
Kira Nickerson discovers that some fund managers are beginning to re-examine this previously unpopular asset class.
02 April 2013
UBS Global Asset Management is launching the UBS Sterling Corporate Bond Indexed fund, its first passive fixed income fund for the UK wholesale market.
15 March 2013
Old Mutual Global Investors has ambitious plans to become one of the largest asset management businesses in the UK. Chief executive Julian Ide outlines the firm’s five-year plan to Kyle Caldwell.
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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