Features 22 Sep 17
Why you should care about the German elections
You may be forgiven for not staying up late this Sunday to watch the final results of Germany’s parliamentary elections come in. While chancellor Merkel is sure to win, the scale of her victory is likely to impact the future direction of bond spreads.
Features 20 Sep 17
EU single market to be ‘fragmented’ by MiFID II, says KPMG
Stark differences in regulatory interpretation among the 28 members of the European Union means that far-reaching reforms covering all aspects of the financial markets could end up defying their purpose and result in a “fragmented” single market.
Features 6 Sep 17
ANALYSIS: ECB taper edges closer
Just a few months ago, market watchers were convinced the ECB would soon announce it would begin to cut its asset purchases. But even though the European economy has since powered ahead, it now appears unlikely that a detailed tapering announcement will come this year.
Features 16 Aug 17
Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe
A growing number of institutional investors in Europe are embedding ESG analysis in their investment processes in response to regulatory pressure, consumer demand and a rising appetite for new sources of investment signals.
Features 31 Jul 17
Analysis: Sailing the macro winds in Japanese equities
Japanese equity fund net inflows by European investors have picked up recently, as the current macro environment looks conducive to Japanese equities. Asset managers are also jumping on board with the asset class, but why?
Features 6 Jul 17
Recession risk is on the rise – the key factors to watch
While markets could remain complacent and expensive for a long time, recession risk is rising, says asset manager Robeco. Fidelity is also increasingly cautious, expecting “the longest equity bull market since World War II” to end within 18 months.
Features 27 Jun 17
How to build a successful advice business
Building a successful advice business is not rocket science but it does require a clear vision, strategic objectives and the adoption of big data. Old Mutual Wealth’s head of international distribution development, Mike Leeson, offers a road map to success.
Features 19 Jun 17
Bupa’s US healthcare strategy key as Obamacare future in doubt
Bupa Global managing director Sheldon Kenton talks about the unwinding of Obamacare under president Trump, trends in
cross-border business, and the importance of partnerships.