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Syria increases upside risk to oil prices

Thu, 29/08/2013 - 15:19

The further deterioration in the Syrian situation adds to the upside risk for oil prices, says Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer, Asia and Middle East at Coutts… »

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Patience is key for India investors

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 09:35

Avinash Vazirani, manager of the Jupiter India Fund says Indian politics, a rudderless central bank and US tapering fears are all playing their part in driving down the Indian rupee. India’s long-term economic growth prospects however should, in his view, continue to reward the patient investor… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

UK business and consumer confidence climbing

Fri, 23/08/2013 - 12:22

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer of Close Brothers Asset Management comments on the upward revision of UK GDP growth… »

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Rupee on the ropes

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 17:57

The Indian rupee has fallen sharply in recent sessions, despite the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) efforts to stabilise the currency through monetary tightening, says Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist at Coutts… »

Naomi Heaton LCP

HM Land Registry stats should sound warning bells for Osbourne

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 14:51

A slight growth in average UK house prices in Q2 2013 will bring good news to home owners nationwide but the quarterly statistics just released by HM Land Registry should set off warning bells for the Chancellor. »

Alan Higgins, Coutts UK

What Carney’s rate promise means for you

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 13:07

Interest rates look set to stay at record lows until 2016 following guidance in the Bank of England’s latest inflation report. However, new Bank Governor Mark Carney added three “knockout” caveats that could trigger an earlier rate rise, although their credibility is in question. In the meantime, UK savers’ tough challenge to generate a real return on their cash savings continues, says Alan Higgins (pictured), Chief Investment Officer, UK at Coutts… »

Neil Williams, Hermes

Carney is right to be cautious

Wed, 07/08/2013 - 14:20

Neil Williams (pictured), Chief Economist for Hermes’ Global Government & Inflation Bonds, on Bonk of England Governor Mark Carney’s forward guidance… »

Jamie Allsopp, Insparo Asset management

Obama should follow UK's lead on investment in Africa

Tue, 06/08/2013 - 18:49

Jamie Allsopp (pictured), Fund Manager at Insparo Asset Management believes US president Barack Obama should follow the UK’s lead on investment in Africa… »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Yacktman US Equity Fund receives Gold fund rating… Brown Brothers Harriman and GLG Partners launch new funds…

Sun, 04/08/2013 - 17:14

Heptagon Capital has achieved a Gold fund rating from S&P Capita IQ Fund Research for its Ireland-domiciled Yacktman US Equity Fund (based on a US mutual fund). London-based Heptagon Capital is an independent investment firm with over USD7.2billion in AuM and acts as the fund’s promoter. »

Michelle Carroll, BDO

IMA proposals for fund charges will increase transparency and costs

Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:49

Michelle Carroll (pictured), Partner of the Financial Services Group at BDO, comments on the IMA issuing a public consultation on fund charges… »

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