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We have seen the best of the recovery in asset prices

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 10:20

The next few months into 2017 will see the peak of the deflationary bust, says Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial… »

Goldilocks levels for US home inventories

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:40

After bottoming out at 63.4 per cent in summer 2015, the US home ownership rate has been gradually increasing. January and February of this year saw the Case-Schiller home price index flatten, indicating that there was neither an excess nor shortage of homes for sale – the market has reached Goldilocks levels. »

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Risks to China outlook intensify, says AB

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 10:55

Global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) says it remains optimistic about China’s long-term prospects, but warns that short-term risks in the policy arena and property market have intensified and “now turn on a knife-edge”. »

James Klempster

Has quantitative easing lost the ability to boost markets?

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 17:48

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum Global Investment Management asks, has quantitative easing become a victim of its own success? »

Vincent Nobel

The case for UK real estate debt in 2016

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 17:39

The growing scarcity of bank lending in the commercial property sector continues to create opportunities for alternative debt providers seeking to generate secure income. Now, a slowdown in property price growth has further improved prospects for the asset class, says Vincent Nobel (pictured), Head of Real Estate Debt at Hermes Investment Management… »

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance

Beneficial ownership agreement re-affirms commitment to combatting global financial crime

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:49

Geoff Cook (pictured), Jersey Finance CEO, comments on David Cameron’s announcement of an agreement by the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories to provide beneficial ownership information to the UK Government… »

Cyber-Security – what fund managers need to know

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 08:53

The latest in a series of white papers from SuMi TRUST covers the topical subject of cyber-security and what fund managers need to know. The thought leadership piece is based on presentations and contributions to the discussion from a webinar attended by Gerard Joyce, co-founder of CalQRisk; Kurt Baumgarten, Head of Information Security at Linedata; John Rogers, a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton; Marshall Terry, a Managing Director, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer of Rotation Capital Management, LP.  »

Tom Casteleyn, BNY Mellon

Anticlimactic wave 2 threatens T2S cost recovery plans

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 11:18

Tom Casteleyn (pictured), Head of Product Management for Custody, Cash and FX at BNY Mellon comments on how delays to the ECB’s T2S programme have derailed the project… »

Glyn Owen, Momentum

Stay invested

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 13:27

Although the global environment is challenging, uncertainties about growth are acute and a period of consolidation in markets is now likely, says Glyn Owen (pictured), Investment Director at Momentum GIM… »

Matt Gibbs Linedata

Published register of non-compliance could have profound impact on firms not abiding by UCITS V

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 13:20

Ahead of the deadline for full implementation of UCITS V on Friday (18 March), Matt Gibbs (pictured), product manager at Linedata, comments on the impact of the introduction of a published register of non-compliant firms… »

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