EM positions hit by stronger dollar, says UBS Wealth
The strengthening US dollar has resulted in tactical changes to client portfolios, according to Mark Haefele, Zurich-based group managing director and global chief investment officer.
Why are investors seeking out Russia?
With the 2018 World Cup underway, all eyes are on Russia. Having generated negative headlines in the international political arena, it is encouraging, and perhaps surprising, to see the ongoing scale of foreign investment in the country, says Elio Manca, managing director of ITI Funds.
Who actually holds the global debt?
Despite much talk of debt reduction and deleveraging since the financial crisis, global debt levels are higher than ever before. Several risks arise for investors and for financial and economic stability, according to Daniel Murray, head of global research at EFG Asset Management.
Opportunities and risk in disruption
Investing in disruptive companies requires a blend of new entrants with established companies to minimise risks, according to Wesley Lebeau, Paris-based thematic equities portfolio manager at CPR Asset Management, a subsidiary of Amundi Asset Management.
Bond market sell-off likely later this year: Saxo Bank
The end of the QE-led economic cycle means investors may need a more diversified portfolio to ensure outperformance as we enter a period of greater uncertainty, analysts have claimed.
Five worst performing funds in April
Mark Carney cast doubt on a May rate rise, UK GDP grew at its most sluggish pace in over five years, US treasuries hit 3% and Russia faced US sanctions. So which funds had the toughest time navigating April? Our sister publication Portfolio Adviser examines performance figures from FE.