As pressure mounts on the actively-managed funds industry to prove its worth and demonstrate added value for clients, the role of smaller asset managers has never been more important.
The attraction of boutiques is they can provide a specialist approach, focused around a few key individuals or teams, and do not have the legacy burdens of bigger operations. This is particularly appealing...
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Debt has become the opioid crisis of the global economy.
Bond investors spent most of last year transitioning towards a more fundamentally driven approach to selecting assets.
There is something strange going on in Europe according to some commentators - the market has rallied aggressively post the trade war-induced sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018.
We expect to see continued market volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty in the UK throughout 2019, not least due to Brexit.