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Will Japan escape from deflation?

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 14:27

Genzo Kimura, Economist, SuMi TRUST, looks at whether Japan can finally move out of deflation… »

Gavel

Supreme Court LLP 'whistle-blowing' ruling is good news

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 09:34

Michelle Chance, Partner, Employment and Partnership law, at Kingsley Napley LLP comments on the Supreme Court judgment determining that LLP members should be defined as workers in respect of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998… »

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BJP landslide represents a ‘mandate for growth’

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 16:02

Steven O’Hanlon, Head of Fixed Income at ACPI Investment Managers comments on what the Indian election result means for investors as BJP wins a landslide victory… »

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, Senior Emerging Market Strategist, ING Investment Management

China’s national property bubble driving down growth momentum to lowest of all emerging economies

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 17:30

With rumours of a Chinese national property bubble set to imminently burst, and continued negative growth figures, Maarten-Jan Bakkum (pictured), Senior Emerging Market Strategist at ING Investment Management (ING IM) offers his views on this country’s rapidly declining outlook. »

Rebecca Healey, TABB Group

'Flash Boy' frenzy hits London: A disappointing story

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 08:17

The Michael Lewis PR machine hit London last week, leaving a trail of obfuscation in its wake. According to TABB Group Europe’s senior research analyst Rebecca Healey, Lewis describes a buy side unaware of what’s happening in the market. However, this hapless bunch of individuals he portrays is not representative of the industry… »

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Where next for UK property yields?

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 14:06

Today’s UK property market is gaining momentum. Just a quick look at IPD numbers shows that the last six months returned 8.8% compared to 4.8% six months before (as at 31 March 2014). Competition for assets is fierce with many Managers on behalf of their clients looking to deploy increasing amounts of capital. In such an environment, yields are falling fast, and in some cases, approaching historic lows. But where next and are they factoring in all the good news, asks Kirtan Patel, Chief Investment Officer of Cordea Savills… »

Investments

Value in emerging markets equities, but concentrated

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 06:01

Schroders’ Johanna Kyrklund, head of multi-asset investments, and Urs Duss, fund manager, multi-asset, give their views on emerging market equities… »

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Asset Managers relieved that UCITS V passed before parliamentary elections

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 10:28

Paul Stratford, Director in Wealth and Asset Management, EMEIA, EY comments on the passing of UCITS V…  »

Christopher Mahon, investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

Equities to drive Euro dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:26

Equities will continue to drive Euro-denominated dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014, says Christopher Mahon (pictured), investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund…  »

Pau Morilla-Giner, London & Capital

US interest rate rise unlikely in 2014

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 12:12

Pau Morilla-Giner (pictured), Chief Investment Officer at London & Capital comments on whether the path for an interest rate rise has now been set… »

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