Industry commentators have said a string of mixed economic data, combined with the political turmoil following the Italian election, has thrown into question when the European Central Bank (ECB) will bring an end to its €2.3trn bond-buying programme, previously indicated to be concluded in September.
Last October, ECB president Mario Draghi announced the programme would end in September 2018 but caveated that statement by adding "or beyond, if necessary". In an Investment Week Twitter poll, ahead...
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Why the traditional approach of combining bonds and equities is not the best way to improve risk-adjusted returns
Partner Insight: The way in which bonds have been so successfully combined with equities in the past 35 years has been contingent on them delivering high returns in periods of equity market stress. Yet in half of the 20-year periods over the past 120...