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Where next for UK property yields?

Today’s UK property market is gaining momentum. Just a quick look at IPD numbers shows that the last six months returned 8.8% compared to 4.8% six months before (as at 31 March 2014). Competition for assets is fierce with many Managers on behalf of their clients looking to deploy increasing amounts of capital. In such an environment, yields are falling fast, and in some cases, approaching historic lows. But where next and are they factoring in all the good news, asks Kirtan Patel, Chief Investment Officer of Cordea Savills… »


Investments

Value in emerging markets equities, but concentrated

Schroders’ Johanna Kyrklund, head of multi-asset investments, and Urs Duss, fund manager, multi-asset, give their views on emerging market equities… »


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Asset Managers relieved that UCITS V passed before parliamentary elections

Paul Stratford, Director in Wealth and Asset Management, EMEIA, EY comments on the passing of UCITS V…  »


Christopher Mahon, investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

Equities to drive Euro dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014

Equities will continue to drive Euro-denominated dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014, says Christopher Mahon (pictured), investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund…  »


Pau Morilla-Giner, London & Capital

US interest rate rise unlikely in 2014

Pau Morilla-Giner (pictured), Chief Investment Officer at London & Capital comments on whether the path for an interest rate rise has now been set… »


Nick Mason, Invesco Perpetual

What would be a positive outcome in Ukraine?

Nick Mason (pictured), Emerging Markets Equities Fund Manager at Invesco Perpetual, comments on the developments and potential obstacles for Ukraine… »


Monique Meils, Kinetic Partners

Balance is key to whistleblowing programs

Monique Melis (pictured), Global Head of Consulting at Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm comments on whistle blowers… »


Phil Griffiths, CEO of JP Fund Administration in Singapore

JP Fund Administration – Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator

JP Fund Administration is part of the JP Funds Group with offices located in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Singapore and representation in Australia. »


commodities

Extreme weather driving commodities

Commodities, as measured by the DJUBS Commodities Index, have returned 8.3% year to date to 6 March. This strong performance was driven by one factor – weather, say Alastair Baker and Patrick Brenner, Fund Managers, Schroders… »


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21st Century solution to wealth management

Clients today are demanding more wealth management products, their expectations fed by the technology-enhanced customer experience they have grown accustomed to receiving from innovative organisations, says Patrick J O' Brien, Business Journalist… »


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