Neil Williams, Chief Economist, Global Government and Inflation-Linked Bonds, Hermes Fund Managers

Comment: Ahead of the curve: Soft patch or relapse?…

Despite being cautious on G5 growth, it’s difficult seeing value in bonds. Unless, of course tepid recovery rates are now relapsing into something more sinister, in which case, deflation-risk re-emerges and QE gets dusted off again. Neil Williams (pictured), Chief Economist, Global Government and Inflation-Linked Bonds at Hermes Fund Managers, discusses why any comparisons that liken now to the 2008-2009 crisis look premature… »


Rupert Foster, manager, Matrix Asia UCITs Fund

Comment: China is set for a ‘soft landing’

Pan-Asian equities are at an inflection point this summer. The question everyone is asking is: have the Chinese authorities over-tightened, thus causing a hard landing in the economy, or have they finessed their tightening expertly and managed to create the much sought after ‘soft landing’. Rupert Foster (pictured), manager of the Matrix Asia UCITS Fund comments on why he is in the ‘soft landing’ camp… »


Dr Oliver Plein, head of product specialists - equities, DWS Investments

Comment: Monetary policy changes key in 2011

Dr Oliver Plein (pictured), Head of Product Specialists - Equities at DWS Investments, takes a look at how today's environment impacts equities… »


Andrew Morris, managing director, Signature

Comment: How the Eurozone crisis threatens the UK

Andrew Morris (pictured), managing director of Signature, the arm of Rowan Dartington dedicated to supporting investment professionals and their clients, comments on the Eurozone crisis and the threat it poses to the UK… »


Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group

Comment: Regulatory overload

Regulation must be 'targeted, appropriate and relevant', says Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group… »


Angelos Damaskos, CEO, Sector Investment Managers

Uncertainty in Europe and the US pushes investors towards gold

Investors are increasingly looking to gold as a safe haven as the US Dollar, Pound Sterling and the Euro continue to devalue against stronger currencies such as those of Canada, Australia, Norway and Switzerland, says Angelos Damaskos (pictured), CEO of Sector Investment Managers and fund advisor to the Junior Gold Fund… »


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Comment: Omens aren't good for Italian bond market

Andrew Morris, managing director of Signature, the arm of Rowan Dartington dedicated to supporting investment professionals and their clients, comments on the crisis facing the Italian bond market... »


Richard Walsh, head of emerging markets, Lombard Odier

Comment: Tensions to persist in euro zone periphery

Richard Walsh (pictured), Head of Emerging Markets at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, on emerging market exposure to the Eurozone's periphery... »


Stephen Sutherland, chief investment strategist, ISACO

Comment: Bull market has further to go

The current bull market that began in March 2009 has further to go, according to Stephen Sutherland, chief investment strategist at ISACO… »


Stefan Keller, head of MAP research and external relations, Lyxor Asset management

Comment: A trendless yet eventful 2011 for CTAs

Asset class performances were as hard to predict as ever during the first half of this year. While the global economic outlook has been more favorable than previously, sources of risk have shifted continuously, says Stefan Keller (pictured), head of MAP research and external relations at Lyxor Asset Management. As a result, unexpected shocks have derailed trends at work since the announcement of QEII end-August 2010. The unrest in the Middle East and North Africa has been on nobody’s agenda while the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout in Japan were, by definition, unexpected. »


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