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Comment Swiss-UK tax deal will be headache for banks

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 17:58

Glen Millar, head of Kinetic Partners’ Swiss operations, on the Swiss-UK tax arrangement announced on Thursday by the Treasury… »

Angelos Damaskos, CEO, Sector Investment Managers and Fund Advisor, Junior Oils Trust

Comment: Current undervaluation of oil companies cannot continue

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 09:51

Oil companies are currently undervalued but the situation cannot continue for long, says Angelos Damaskos (pictured), CEO, Sector Investment Managers and Fund Advisor, Junior Oils Trust… »

Don A Steinbrugge, managing partner, Agecroft Partners

Comment: Hedge fund net flows will hold up much better if we see another 2008 type market decline

Wed, 24/08/2011 - 10:42

After the market decline of 2008, the hedge fund industry experienced a significant contraction that was driven by negative performance, heavy redemptions and almost a complete seizing of inflows. The major question running through the hedge fund industry today according to Don A Steinbrugge, managing partner of Agecroft Partners is – to quote Yogi Berra, the famous New York Yankee catcher – is it “déjà-vu, all over again”? »

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Comment: India is ahead of the curve, nearing end of rate rises

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 17:38

On 25 July, India raised its repo and reverse repo rates by 50bp and is likely only one or two rate rise away from the top of the cycle. This is important because this means that while the rest of Asia faces one to two years of rate hikes, India stands alone in being close to the end of their rate rise cycle, according to Dylan Tinker of Venus Capital Management… »

Alan Brown, CIO, Schroders

Comment: Concerns remain over world growth and Eurozone stability

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 18:12

Schroders’ Chief Investment Officer, Alan Brown comments on Friday’s market volatility… »

Alex Orus CIO, Blue Diamond Asset Management

Comment: Not all 'safe assets' are low-risk

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 10:47

Alex Orus (pictured), CIO, Blue Diamond Asset Management, on the current 'flight to safety' prompted by the recent political and market turmoil… »

James Hughes, senior market analyst, Alpari

Comment: Proposed Europe-wide financial transactions tax willl have negative impact on the City

Thu, 18/08/2011 - 13:23

James Hughes, Senior Market Analyst at Alpari UK, says the proposed Europe-wide financial transactions tax, announced this week and backed by Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, will have a negative inpact on the City of London… »

Peter Moore, head of regulation, IMS Group

Comment: Investors should consider all components of asset management firms

Tue, 16/08/2011 - 13:34

The FSA’s significant fine and banning for life of hedge fund manager Michiel Visser highlights the age old need for independence between key functions at firms of all sizes, says Peter Moore (picture), head of regulations at The IMS Group… 


Angus Murray, CEO, Castlestone Management Inc

Comment: The rise of the unleveraged real asset & the N11

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 12:24

Castlstone Management CEO Angus Murray (pictured) argues that in a highly volatile world, real assets and the N11 emerging economies will continue to outperform all other asset classes… »

Andrew Shrimpton, member, Kinetic Partners

Comment: Short-selling ban will increase risk of recession

Fri, 12/08/2011 - 10:57

The introduction of a ban on short-selling by several European countries will increase the risk of a full-blown recession, says Andrew Shrimpton of Kinetic Partners… »

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