In brief

  • April, 2018

    An investor’s guide to political risks

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    Fund manager Barings has commented on the political risks faced by investors and how they should be treated. Dr Christopher Smart, head of macro-economic and geopolitical research, said that while most political risks are temporary shocks or simply “noise”, some can be major tectonic shifts. Smart said that in most cases shocks have a limited impact, ...

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  • April, 2018

    Brunel makes first manager appointment

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    Brunel Pension Partnership, the asset pool for the LGPS funds in south-west England, has awarded its first mandate, of more than £4 billion, to Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), for passive equities. The appointment of LGIM followed what Brunel described as a rigorous and diligent research and in-depty evaluation. Brunel chief investment ...

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  • April, 2018

    Emerging markets set to outperform

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    According to fund manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP), emerging markets will continue to perform strongly against developed markets despite policy tightening. NN IP senior emerging markets strategist, Maarten-Jan Bakkum, commented: “There is little doubt that tighter financial conditions pose a risk to EM growth. But for now, we feel it is too early ...

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  • April, 2018

    Expectations maintained in light of Bank of England rate decision

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    AXA Investment Manager (AXA IM) senior economist, David Page, has reacted to the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates on hold, by saying the firm will continue to fine-tune its outlook for future rate hikes. Page said he still thinks two hikes are likely in both 2019 and 2020, but recent inflation data is undershooting expectations at both ...

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  • April, 2018

    Report documents record 2016 for UK fund management

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    Assets under management with UK fund managers increased to a record £8.1 trillion in 2016, an annual rise of 17.4%, according to a report from the TheCityUK. Ironically, the growth was in part caused by an increase in the value of overseas assets by the depreciation of sterling against other major currencies following the Brexit referendum. In addition, ...

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  • April, 2018

    FCA’s cryptocurrency review praised

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    The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) review of cryptocurrencies has been praised by Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, as one of the most significant regulatory reviews of modern times. Green said: “The highly anticipated FCA cryptocurrency review is set to be one of the most impactful and far-reaching regulatory reviews in ...

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