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Comment: UK property recovery confirmed

Comment: UK property recovery confirmed

Fri, 05/02/2010 - 06:00

James Thornton, Fund Director at Mayfair Capital Investment Management comments on the results of the IPD’s latest survey of the UK property market. The IPD this week released the results of its Annual Index for 2009. At a positive return of +3.4% this confirmed the recovery indicated by the smaller sample measured by the IPD Monthly Index. »

Comment: UK exits recession – slowly

Comment: UK exits recession – slowly

Tue, 26/01/2010 - 21:23

Azad Zangana, European Economist at Schroders, cautions against expectations of a swift UK recovery. »

Comment: Asia to lead global growth in 2010

Comment: Asia to lead global growth in 2010

Tue, 26/01/2010 - 06:00

Hugh Young, managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia believes that Asia will lead global growth in 2010, pulling other emerging markets along with it. »

Comment: Beware emerging market hype – and watch out for ‘the two Vs’ – volatility and valuations

Comment: Beware emerging market hype – and watch out for ‘the two Vs’ – volatility and valuations

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 06:00

Hype surrounding booming emerging market funds could trip up investors anxious to get a slice of the action from dynamic economies, warns Rob Pemberton (pictured), investment director of HNW wealth manager HFM Columbus. »

Comment: Wounding Wall Street is not the answer

Comment: Wounding Wall Street is not the answer

Fri, 22/01/2010 - 00:46

Tim Roberts, fund manager at Cavendish Asset Management and a specialist in the North American market, comments on President Obama’s threat of a “Glass-Steagall” type of separation, which would separate the activities of deposit-taking banks from investment banking. »

Comment: Strong potential for global income stocks

Comment: Strong potential for global income stocks

Thu, 21/01/2010 - 06:00

Bloxham fund manager Pramit Ghose (pictured) is bullish for 2010 and predicts possible double digit total returns as potential for global income stocks rise. »

Comment: Outlook for the Asia ex-Japan equity market in 2010

Comment: Outlook for the Asia ex-Japan equity market in 2010

Tue, 19/01/2010 - 12:09

Hiroshi Yoh, CIO at Tokio Marine Asset Management (London), the Japanese and Asian equities specialist, reveals his outlook for Asia ex-Japan equities in 2010. »

Comment: 2010 investment trends in government securities

Comment: 2010 investment trends in government securities

Thu, 14/01/2010 - 06:00

Tim Haywood, Investment Director at Augustus Asset Managers Ltd (a subsidiary of GAM), investment advisor to three of the four Julius Baer Absolute Return Bond Funds, examines the outlook for investments in government securities. »

Comment: Hedge funds in the firing line as insider trading storm grows

Comment: Hedge funds in the firing line as insider trading storm grows

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 06:00

Charges are stacking up against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund group who is accused of making at least USD36m in profits through deals that depended upon inside information. »

Comment: Sugar price rises will continue in 2010

Comment: Sugar price rises will continue in 2010

Mon, 04/01/2010 - 06:00

Toby Cohen, analyst at Czarnikow Group, one of the UK’s oldest sugar traders, says the fundamental factors behind the doubling of the sugar price in 2009 (12c/lb to more than 25c/lb) will continue in 2010 as under-investment in production will continue to limit supply and put pressure on price. »

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