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Anna Stupnytska

UK inflation will continue heading higher

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 13:08

Anna Stupnytska (pictured), Global Economist at Fidelity International comments on the latest UK inflation figures…   »

Physical gold ETF sees increased demand

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 08:23

Brandon Rakszawski of VanEck reports that the rising gold price has caused increased interest in VanEck Merk Gold Trust, or OUNZ, which has an option to take physical delivery of gold bullion on redemption of shares in the fund.  »

Mike Amey

MPC to be in ‘easing mode a good while to come’

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 15:50

Mike Amey (pictured), Head of Sterling Portfolios at PIMCO comments on the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates…  »

It’s not active versus passive; it’s active and passive

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:56

The ‘active versus passive’ debate has long been hot and contentious writes Alexis Marinof, (pictured) Head of SPDR ETFs, EMEA. He continues: “The debate intensifies when it comes to fixed income, and there are fierce discussions over traditional actively managed market segments, such as emerging market debt and convertible bonds. »

Saker Nusseibeh

Three ‘axes’ to Brexit debate

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 13:11

The debate around Brexit revolves around three distinct axes, each of which offers somewhat different outcomes for each side of the campaign, says Saker Nusseibeh (pictured), Chief Executive, Hermes Investment Management… »

Geoff Blanning

Commodities - the bear market is over

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:09

Geoff Blanning (pictured), Head of Commodities, comments on why he believes that a new bull market for commodities has begun… »

SPDR examines likely outcome on UK equities in the event of a Brexit

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 08:27

Antoine Lesné, Head of SPDR ETF Strategy & Research EMEA takes inspiration from The Clash, asking ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’ in examining the effects a Brexit might have on UK equities.  »

ETFs storming the fixed income market

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 09:45

Last year saw the greatest increase in fixed income ETF assets on record, with net inflows hitting almost USD90 billion says Antoine Lesné, (pictured) Head of SPDR ETF Strategy & Research EMEA . »

David Absolon

High yield rebounds with oil, but can it last?

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:54

David Absolon (pictured), Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management comments on the recent oil-powered rebound in US high yield bonds… »

We have seen the best of the recovery in asset prices

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 10:20

The next few months into 2017 will see the peak of the deflationary bust, says Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial… »

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