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S-Network launches ESG based IndexAmericas

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:08

In their latest collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), S-Network Global Indexes, a firm that supports socially responsible investment publishing best-practice benchmark indexes in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, has created the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index (IndexAmericas). »

Essa Kazim, Borse Dubai

Nasdaq and Borse Dubai sign market technology deal

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:53

Nasdaq and Borse Dubai have signed an agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, and improve post-trade practices. »

Emerging market countries enjoy relatively low indebtedness

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:01

ETF provider Source has conducted new analysis that shows  the relatively low indebtedness of emerging market (EM) countries, with Russia and Indonesia among the ‘stars’ that have shrinking debt burdens financed domestically.  »

ETF Securities US sees strong inflows into gold as investors seek safety amid volatile markets

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:23

ETF Securities USA LLC, the sponsor to the ETFS Gold Trust says that assets in its ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF (NYSE Arca: SGOL) have surpassed USD1 billion. Inflows into the third largest gold ETF in the US continue amid volatile equity markets. »

Brexit and markets: What next?

Brexit and markets: What next?

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:31

Larry Hatheway (pictured), Group Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions at GAM, looks at what happens next following the UK’s vote to leave the EU… »

First independent Chinese issuer lists ETF on LSE

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 12:45

The LSE has listed a fixed income ETF from Chinese investment firm Fullgoal Asset Management (HK) Limited. The Fullgoal FTSE China Onshore Sovereign and Policy Bank Bond 1-10 Year Index ETF is the first ETF by an independent Chinese issuer in Europe.  »

Firms disappointed by MSCI China decision

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:33

The recent announcement by MSCI in its 2016 Market Classification Review of its decision to delay including China A-shares in its indices has raised comments from firms investing in China.  »

WisdomTree finds little evidence of disinflationary environment in Europe worsening

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:49

Responding to the latest announcement from the European Central Bank, Viktor Nossek, director of research at ETF provider and issuer WisdomTree Europe, comments that a relatively upbeat assessment of Eurozone economic growth, set against the impending additional stimulus measures of CSPP and TLTRO2, should work to counter threats to growth and inflation caused by weak commodities and downbeat economic growth within emerging markets. »

Goldilocks levels for US home inventories

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:40

After bottoming out at 63.4 per cent in summer 2015, the US home ownership rate has been gradually increasing. January and February of this year saw the Case-Schiller home price index flatten, indicating that there was neither an excess nor shortage of homes for sale – the market has reached Goldilocks levels. »

James Klempster

Has quantitative easing lost the ability to boost markets?

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 17:48

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum Global Investment Management asks, has quantitative easing become a victim of its own success? »

Glyn Owen, Momentum

Stay invested

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 13:27

Although the global environment is challenging, uncertainties about growth are acute and a period of consolidation in markets is now likely, says Glyn Owen (pictured), Investment Director at Momentum GIM… »

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Investec Wealth & Investment on the potential impact of a Brexit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:01

John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investment Wealth & Investment considers the potential impact of a leave vote in the UK's forthcoming EU membership referendum… »

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Why the opening up of China's bond market is welcome

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 08:53

Following the People's Bank of China's announcement yesterday that it will be removing quotas on its bond market, Schroders' Head of Asian Fixed Income, Rajeev De Mello, welcomes the opening of the bond market to long-term investors and sees it as a significant step in the further integration of the Chinese capital markets into global markets… »

Australian ETF industry shows resilience as markets plummet

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:26

As global volatility caused global share markets to plunge in January, the Australian exchange traded fund industry was more resilient, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – January 2016. »

David Lamb

Carney has ‘egg left on his face’

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:27

David Lamb (pictured), head of dealing at the forex specialists FEXCO, on Mark Carney’s latest press conference…  »

Tim Edwards

European markets within a whisker of “bear market” territory

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 14:01

Tim Edwards (pictured), Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices has analysed European markets for January and notes that it was a difficult month across the board… »

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The real concern for Apple is China

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:44

Mark Hawtin, Investment Director, GAM, on the challenges facing Apple… »

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Nervous markets call for a calm approach

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:41

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts (pictured), head of strategy, Jupiter Independent Funds Team, outlines some of the opportunities and risks in the current market environment, as well as the importance of patience when investing over the long term… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

Ghosts of China’s 2015 will continue to cast a shadow over global markets

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 13:41

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on China’s latest GDP figures… »

Ashish Shah, AllianceBernstein

Why you shouldn’t fear a Fed rate hike

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 08:15

The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates next week. Bond investors fear that could pummel their portfolios. Ashish Shah (pictured), head of global credit at AllianceBernstein is not so sure, and thinks moving to the sidelines now is a bad idea… »

Nicholas Wall, Invesco

ECB announcement a major disappointment

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:49

Nicholas Wall (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income team, comments on the latest moves by the ECB to boost the eurozone economy… »

Alan Higgins, Coutts

Equities in the lead as year-end approaches

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 09:11

As November comes to a close, the general trend in the markets for the month has been positive for developed-market equities and negative for US Treasuries, says Alan Higgins (pictured), UK CIO at Coutts… »

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Two Chinas are better than one for careful investors

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:27

Investors seeking a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity in China should set aside outdated perceptions of the country as a manufacturing juggernaut and think of it instead as “two Chinas”, says global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB).  »

Neil Williams, Hermes

Plugging the gap

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 17:01

Neil Williams (pictured), Group Chief Economist at Hermes Investment Management, reacts to the UK Autumn Statement… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

US GDP figures ‘hardly set the world alight for investors'

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 14:18

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management comments on the latest US Q3 GDP figures, which show a 2.1 per cent rise… »

Mike Sell, Alquity

Myanmar's election promising for investors

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:38

The result of Myanmar’s election bodes well for investors says, Alquity’s head of Asian investments, Mike Sell (pictured)… »

Simon Brazier. Investec

Long-term investing in companies, not short-term trading in markets

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 09:55

Short-term volatility can create significant market inefficiencies that can be capitalised upon for longer-term gain, says Simon Brazier (pictured), Portfolio Manager of the Investec UK Alpha Fund… »

Steve Davies, Jupiter

A golden age of travel

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 18:58

The latest market commentary from Jupiter’s Steve Davies… »

Paul Jackson

Source predicts cyclical sectoral recovery

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 09:58

The poor performance of equities in the third quarter of 2015 might be the trigger for a cyclical recovery in some sectors according to ETP provider Source.  »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

UK economy not exactly a steam train

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 13:34

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO of Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the latest UK inflation figure of -0.1 per cent… »

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