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Peter Cripwell, RiskSystem

Annex IV impact will be substantial

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:20

Ahead of the 31 January 2015 deadline for Annex IV reporting, Peter Cripwell (pictured), CEO of RiskSystem, gives his views on the issues it’s having on the industry… »

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FFIs must be FATCA compliant as deadline approaches

Mon, 29/12/2014 - 14:00

Tim Thornton, Chief Data Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, comments on the December 31 FATCA deadline… »

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Oil prices will be stuck in the minds of global investors in first part of 2015

Mon, 29/12/2014 - 12:57

With the end of 2014 fast approaching, investors have a new front of uncertainty – the weakening of oil prices, says Guy Monson, CIO and Managing Partner of Sarasin & Partners…  »

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Crudely interrupted

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 19:07

In the last full trading week of the year, the closing of the books was crudely interrupted by a crossover from chaos in the energy markets, accompanied by a total collapse in the Russian Rouble, says Tim Edwards, Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices… »

Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… »

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Reform v growth in China

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:48

Michael Lai, Investment Director, GAM, looks at whether the Chinese government is currently more focused on reform or growth… »

Neil Williams, Hermes

UK inflation data ’softer then expected’

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:19

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… »

John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Abenomics the winner in Japan's election

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:48

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… »

Ben Eaton, Goodwin Procter

UK Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses sow further uncertainty

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:58

Ben Eaton (pictured), a UK tax partner in Goodwin Procter’s London office, comments on the Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses published by the UK government… »

Alan Sippetts, Heartwood

ETF and tracker funds are obvious threat to active managers of single class funds

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 13:22

Alan Sippetts (pictured), Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management on how the London Stock Exchange is seeing record ETF trading as investors turned to passive vehicles… »

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