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Eight international FX Committees agree harmonised code of conduct

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:30

Marshall Bailey, President, ACI – Financial Markets Association, comments on the agreement by eight international FX committees on a harmonised set of principles and guidelines to govern conduct and behaviour in FX trading and strengthen oversight… »

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City Noble calls on a ban for DB to DC transfers

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:23

There has been speculation that defined benefit transfer volumes will increase after April as clients seek to take advantage of the new flexibility, says Eamonn O’Connor, Director at City Noble… »

Keith Wade, Schroders

Dollar strength tips Fed towards later rate rise

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 11:51

Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist at Schroders, explains why he has pushed back his forecast for the first US interest rate hike following Janet Yellen's statement after the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting… We have pushed back our forecast for the first US interest rate rise following the latest meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. »

Rolf Bachner, Managing Director, EMEA Funds Product Manager, BNY Mellon

UCITS V fine tunes investor protection

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 11:37

Rolf Bachner (pictured), Managing Director, EMEA Funds Product Manager, BNY Mellon, commenting on the new UCITS V regulations… UCITS V picks up the AIFMD baton and continues to fine-tune investor protection through further mitigation of asset safety risks. It corrects the current unintended anomaly whereby professional investors in alternative investment funds enjoy higher investor protection and asset safety standards than retail investors in UCITS funds.  »

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior strategist, multi-asset, responsible for Emerging Markets at ING Investment Management

Real estate growth – China's weakest link

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 11:52

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior strategist, multi-asset, responsible for Emerging Markets at ING Investment Management, on why real estate growth is China's weakest link… »

Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

A contrarian case for Brazil

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:41

Political will is the key to Brazil fulfilling its growth potential, says Mark Mobius (pictured) of the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust… Many investors in Brazil, including us, have been a little frustrated over the past couple of years with its lack of growth and progress. Gross domestic product (GDP) in Brazil grew a mere 0.2% in 2014 (estimated), a far cry from the 7.5% it saw in 2010.1 However, we believe Brazil has all the elements in place to achieve much higher rates of growth if the political will is there. »

James Paine, West Realty Advisors

Will entrepreneurs save the hedge fund industry

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 13:01

As we’ve seen recently, the hedge fund industry is going through hard times and many doubt it will ever return to the glory days when hedge funds were the crème de la crème of Wall Street, says James C Paine (pictured), founding partner at West Realty Advisors & the Head of Acquisitions… »

Craig Botham, Schroders

India's central bank condones Modi's budget 

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:14

In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the repurchasing rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%, in an off-cycle meeting. This is the second time it has taken such action this year. Craig Botham, Emerging markets Economist at Schroders comments… »

Andrew Parry, Hermes Investment Management

Seek quality growth in ‘triple zero’ Europe

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:34

It is increasingly apparent that we now face a ‘triple-zero’ economy in Europe: zero growth, zero interest rates and zero inflation. Andrew Parry (pictured), Head of Equities at Hermes Investment Management, explains why quality growth companies should be the winners in this unprecedented environment… »

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Indian budget is “eight out of ten”

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:07

India’s latest budget scores “eight out of ten”, according to Mike Sell, Head of Asia, Alquity Investment Management… »

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