In brief

  • April, 2019

    South Yorkshire puts £80 million in local property investments

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    The South Yorkshire Pensions Authority has allocated £80 million for regional investment in its own South Yorkshire region. The location will be managed by part of CBRE Capital Advisors and it will operate in parallel with the Sheffield City Region JESSICA Fund, which will bring total regional development funding available to over £120 million. The ...

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  • April, 2019

    Investor confidence sees slight rise in April

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    Investor confidence rose slightly in April 2019, accord to the State Street Investor Confidence Index, which rose from 71.2% to 72.9%. But it found that institutional investors are still cautious about increasing allocations to risky assets, despite good performance in the first quarter of 2019. The increase was based on greater confidence among North ...

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  • April, 2019

    Schroders warning over Brexit uncertainty

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    Fund manager Schroders has sounded a warning over the apparent health of the UK economy, saying Brexit stockpiling could be boosting growth temporarily. Schroders senior European economist and strategist, Azad Zangana, said that the medium to long-term economic outlook for the UK will be heavily influenced by Brexit. While the Bank of England has ...

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  • April, 2019

    Northern LGPS hits out at proposed rule change

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    Northern LGPS (formerly Northern Pool), the £45 billion asset pool set up by the Merseyside, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire pension funds, has protested at a proposed rule change from central government, which it said could add tens of millions of pounds to asset pool running costs. Northern LGPS has written to government ministers to say it is ...

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  • April, 2019

    Private equity investing in Europe hits £70 billion

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    Private equity investment in European companies reached a record level of Euro 81 billion (£70 billion) in 2018, up 7% on the previous year, according to Invest Europe, the representative body for European private equity firms. Private equity funds invested in over 7,800 companies, with nearly 90% of this in small and medium-sized enterprises. ...

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  • April, 2019

    Chinese growth for Q1 exceeds expectations

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    The Chinese economy grew by more than market expectations in the first quarter of 2019, with a rise in gross domestic product (GDP) of 6.4% on a year-on-year basis, ahead of forecast growth of 6.3%. Schroders emerging markets economist Craig Botham said the results were something of surprise to China observers. “Given the weakness in high frequency data ...

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