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Adrian Bignell, Invesco Perpetual

Eurozone 2013: Crisis or comeback?

Invesco Perpetual’s Adrian Bignell on growth opportunities in the Eurozone and why the worst is behind us…  »

Lee Manzi, Jupiter

The attractions of convertible bonds

Lee Manzi fund manager, Jupiter Fixed Interest and Multi Asset Team on the attractions of convertible bonds in the current environment… »

currency cogs

Currency wars

The Japanese Yen has fallen sharply while the Euro is at its highest level against the US dollar since 2011. Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Clive Dennis, Head of Currencies at Schroders, share their views on the latest outbreak of currency wars and the impact this is having on the market… »

Ayjay Gambhir, RWC

Opportunities abound for European equities

Manager of the RWC Europe Absolute Alpha Fund, Ajay Gambhir (pictured) believes that European Equities offer his equity long/short strategy some of the greatest investment opportunities in the last ten years. »

Michelle Carroll, partner, investment management division, BDO

CIMA public consultation is ‘a welcome step forward’

Michelle Carroll, Partner, Investment Management Division, BDO LLP on the changes to the disclosure of funds and directors in the Cayman Islands… »

Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Investing in Africa: Misconceptions and realities

It’s easy to fall prey to misconceptions and generalisations about places we’ve never been: to assume everyone in the United States drives big cars, all the French love croissants and all Canadians play hockey. There are many misconceptions about investing in developing markets, and Africa certainly has its fair share, but it’s dangerous to make sweeping generalisations, says Dr Mark Mobius (pictured), Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group… »

Brian Forrester, partner, Deloitte

HM Treasury consultation paper goes beyond AIFMD minimum rules

Brian Forrester (pictured), investment partner at Deloitte comments on HM Treasury’s latest Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) consultation paper… »

Michael Hasenstab, Portfolio Manager and Co-Director of the International Bond Department at Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group

Fiscal consolidation in Europe is an absolute requirement

Fiscal union is critical to the survival of the euro, says Michael Hasenstab (pictured), Portfolio Manager and Co-Director of the International Bond Department at Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group… »

Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist, BlackRock

US fiscal cliff deal: A stopgap, not a solution

Russ Koesterich (pictured), BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist, provides an overview of the US Fiscal Cliff deal and discusses what it means for the economy and financial markets… »


Goodbye 2012

By Pete Ort, Curalea Associates – Another year now ending, goodbye to twenty twelve,  Into events that have unfolded, let us briefly delve.  Some things didn't change, the status quo remaining,  Middle Eastern fighting, and tireless campaigning.  More borrowing and spending, debt burdens they did widen,  Thanks to our spendthrift leaders, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.  Not to be outdone, in the massive spending spree,  Was the Federal Reserve, launching unlimited QE.  »

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