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Matthew Kerfoot, Dechert

Financial Stability Board targets fund finance

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 14:34

Dechert’s Matthew Kerfoot (pictured) comments on FSB’s newly issued Policy Recommendations on the use of leverage by investment funds… »

Optima chief defends hedge funds of funds

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 16:19

Dixon Boardman, CEO and Founder of Optima Fund Management with USD3 billion under management comments on the famous Warren Buffett bet with Protégé Partners. »

Why a market correction might help some investment managers

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:50

A market correction could provide some longer-term benefits, says Nathan Flanders, managing director, Fitch Ratings… »

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Referendum result adds additional risk premium to Italian assets

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:57

In reaction to Italy’s referendum result, Michael Metcalfe, global head of Macro Strategy, State Street Global Markets and Antoine Lesné, EMEA head of ETF strategy at SPDR ETFs, part of State Street Global Advisors, offer their views… »

Richard Carter, Quilter Cheviot

Autumn statement is short on excitement

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:30

Richard Carter, Fixed Interest Specialist at Quilter Cheviot, comments on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first - and last - Autumn Statement… »

Richard Buxton, Old Mutual

Hammond is hardly top gear

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:24

The reaction of financial markets to the new Chancellor’s first, and last, Autumn Statement pretty much says it all – big surprises were conspicuously absent, but longer-term challenges remain, says Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors… »

Davina Garrod, Akin Gump

For financial markets and industry alike, the UK's fate must be known as soon as possible

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 14:33

Akin Gump London partner Davina Garrod (pictured), who focuses on trade and financial regulatory issues, comments on the High Court ruling that the UK Government may not invoke Article 50 without parliamentary approval… »

Mike Clements, SYZ Asset Management

Janus Henderson a template for M&A in asset management

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:47

The recently announced merger between Janus and Henderson is a clear sign that well-structured deals make sense in the current difficult market, says Mike Clements (pictured), Head of European Equities and manager of the OYSTER Continental European Selection fund at SYZ Asset Management… »

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What next for EU economy?

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:56

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the interest rate decision from the ECB… »

Paul-Georges Moucan, Quadra Capital Partners

China’s data in line with market expectations but tentative signs of momentum losing steam

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:50

Paul-Georges Moucan, Portfolio Manager at hedge fund Quadra Capital Partners, comments on China’s September activity data… »

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