UK inflation drop raises questions over rate increase
UK consumer price inflation fell sharply to the lowest rate in a year last month, raising questions over the Bank of England’s (BoE) direction on interest rates.
Funds could create ‘wider problem’ for tech sell off
Global equity funds with large allocations to tech could trigger a “wider problem” if Monday’s sell off continues, with many investors exposed to the sector even if they do not have direct holdings.
‘Safe sectors’ no longer safe, warns Pictet AM
Investors should stay away from what they perceive as “safe sectors”, such as consumer staples and telecommunications, as they have accumulated more debt, according to Shaniel Ramjee, London-based senior investment manager for multi-asset at Pictet Asset Management.
Signs of growth but Latin America still a ‘work in progress’
After a multi-year slowdown, 2017 was the year in which Latin America’s growth resumed. But each country is still, very much, its own economic and investment story.
Brexit will hurt UK returns, say 90% of EU investors
A clear majority of investment professionals in the European Union outside the UK believe investment returns in the UK will suffer because of Brexit, according to CFA Institute research.
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More rules will hit cross-border distribution, warns Efama
Changes to the legislative framework for investment funds could create an additional barrier to cross-border fund distribution, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) has warned.