Japan as role model

For many investors, the mere thought of Japan as being a role model is ridiculous. Yet, a study of the impact of Japanese demographics and policy on its financial markets would have provided valuable insights for European investors, says Ad van Tiggelen, Senior Investment Specialist at ING Investment Management. After all, Europe is the next region in line where the effects of an ageing population will be felt. What can we learn from the Japanese experience? »

Chris Wylie, Iveagh

Italian election (non)result could prompt market correction

Chris Wyllie (pictured), CIO, and William Beverley, head of macroeconomic research, at Iveagh, offer their investment commentary in the wake of Italy’s election [non]result… »

Jeff Taylor, Invesco Perpetual

A messy bowl of spaghetti

Jeff Taylor (pictured), Head of European Equities at Invesco Perpetual, considers what happens next following an indecisive Italian election… »

Richard Bonnor-Moris, Newscape

UK debt-rating downgrade unlikely to make a great deal of difference to investors

Richard Bonnor-Moris (pictured), Head of Multi-Asset Solutions at Newscape Capital comments on the credit downgrade of the UK by Moody’s… »

Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group

The downgrade in credit rating was all but inevitable, as the British economy continues to flounder

Ruth Lea (pictured), Economic Adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, discusses the downgrade to Britain’s debt rating, the latest public finances data and the Bank’s February Inflation Report.… »

Joanna Shatney, Schroders

Sequestration looming

Joanna Shatney (pictured), Head of US Large Cap Equities, gives her views on the upcoming sequestration in the US… »

Cayman Islands

Cayman's 'important' role in global finance

Cayman Finance has issued a statement regarding the US Senate Finance Commission confirmation hearing of Jack Lew… »


Hedge funds start the year with positive returns of 1.98 per cent…

Hedge funds posted strong returns in January on the back of rising risk appetite and rallying global equity markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.98 per cent during the month, while the MSCI World Index gained 4.66 per cent. »

Neville Bramwell, partner at Deloitte

ESMA remuneration guidelines increase cost and complexity for fund managers

Neville Bramwell (pictured), partner at Deloitte, comments on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) final guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD)… »

David Zahn, Franklin Templeton

Move out of gilts and better allocate strategic bond portfolios

David Zahn (pictured), manager of the Templeton Strategic Bond Fund, believes it is time for UK strategic bond funds to make use of allocations across a wider variety of fixed income asset classes in their search for real returns. Zahn, who has cut all exposure to UK gilts within the Templeton Strategic Bond portfolio argues the case for greater fixed income diversification in a low-interest rate environment… »

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