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John Chatfeild-Roberts

Nervous markets call for a calm approach

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:41

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts (pictured), head of strategy, Jupiter Independent Funds Team, outlines some of the opportunities and risks in the current market environment, as well as the importance of patience when investing over the long term… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

Ghosts of China’s 2015 will continue to cast a shadow over global markets

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 13:41

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on China’s latest GDP figures… »

Timothy Massad, CFTC

Oversight of the derivatives market clearly 'not a priority'

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 09:26

The failure to provide the CFTC even a modest increase in the fiscal year 2016 budget agreement sends a clear message that meaningful oversight of the derivatives markets, and the very types of products that exacerbated the global financial crisis, is not a priority, says CFTC chairman Timothy Massad… »

Ashish Shah, AllianceBernstein

Why you shouldn’t fear a Fed rate hike

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 08:15

The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates next week. Bond investors fear that could pummel their portfolios. Ashish Shah (pictured), head of global credit at AllianceBernstein is not so sure, and thinks moving to the sidelines now is a bad idea… »

Nicholas Wall, Invesco

ECB announcement a major disappointment

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:49

Nicholas Wall (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income team, comments on the latest moves by the ECB to boost the eurozone economy… »

Alan Higgins, Coutts

Equities in the lead as year-end approaches

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 09:11

As November comes to a close, the general trend in the markets for the month has been positive for developed-market equities and negative for US Treasuries, says Alan Higgins (pictured), UK CIO at Coutts… »

No silver bullet answer to bond liquidity problem

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 10:46

There is no silver bullet answer to the bond liquidity problem, says Gill Hutchison, Head of Investment Research at City Financial… »

China Flag

Two Chinas are better than one for careful investors

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:27

Investors seeking a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity in China should set aside outdated perceptions of the country as a manufacturing juggernaut and think of it instead as “two Chinas”, says global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB).  »

Neil Williams, Hermes

Plugging the gap

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 17:01

Neil Williams (pictured), Group Chief Economist at Hermes Investment Management, reacts to the UK Autumn Statement… »

Timothy Massad, CFTC

Automated trading brings many benefits

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 16:15

Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Timothy Massad (pictured) comments on the proposed rule on automated trading… »

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