Is the IMF’s UK revision a red flag for investors?
The International Monetary Fund’s decision to downgrade the UK’s growth forecast for 2017 was likely a wake-up call for some investors. But is it a signal of more dire times ahead? Or just another year of mediocre growth?
PEOPLE MOVES: Neptune, Lombard Odier, Schroders, SLI
Neptune Investment Management’s China fund manager exits after 10 years as Lombard Odier announces a new chief executive for its Asia division. Schroders hires an investment heavy hitter to the newly created role of head of global sales while Standard Life bolsters its multi-asset team.
PEOPLE MOVES: LGIM, Brewin Dolphin, US SEC
Legal & General Investment Management has created a new head of personal investing for its UK direct business, while Brewin Dolphin’s chief operating officer is to depart. The exodus continues from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
US corporate tax cuts not priced in, says Standard Life Investment
US equity markets have yet to price in Donald Trump’s proposed corporate tax cuts, said Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments’ Edinburgh-based head of global strategy.