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Referendum result adds additional risk premium to Italian assets

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:57

In reaction to Italy’s referendum result, Michael Metcalfe, global head of Macro Strategy, State Street Global Markets and Antoine Lesné, EMEA head of ETF strategy at SPDR ETFs, part of State Street Global Advisors, offer their views… »

Richard Carter, Quilter Cheviot

Autumn statement is short on excitement

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:30

Richard Carter, Fixed Interest Specialist at Quilter Cheviot, comments on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first - and last - Autumn Statement… »

Richard Buxton, Old Mutual

Hammond is hardly top gear

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:24

The reaction of financial markets to the new Chancellor’s first, and last, Autumn Statement pretty much says it all – big surprises were conspicuously absent, but longer-term challenges remain, says Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors… »

Davina Garrod, Akin Gump

For financial markets and industry alike, the UK's fate must be known as soon as possible

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 14:33

Akin Gump London partner Davina Garrod (pictured), who focuses on trade and financial regulatory issues, comments on the High Court ruling that the UK Government may not invoke Article 50 without parliamentary approval… »

Mike Clements, SYZ Asset Management

Janus Henderson a template for M&A in asset management

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:47

The recently announced merger between Janus and Henderson is a clear sign that well-structured deals make sense in the current difficult market, says Mike Clements (pictured), Head of European Equities and manager of the OYSTER Continental European Selection fund at SYZ Asset Management… »

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What next for EU economy?

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:56

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the interest rate decision from the ECB… »

The White House

US Election - An ugly debate keeps Trump alive

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 11:49

Libby Cantrill, PIMCO’s head of public policy, on the latest in the race for the White House… »

Michael Stanes, Heartwood Investment Management

Sterling weakens, but it’s not all bad news

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:57

Michael Stanes (pictured), Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, considers the wider implications of sterling’s depreciation downward spiral last week following the ‘hard Brexit’ discussions at the Conservative Party conference… »

James Klempster, Momentum

Global politics moving global markets

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:22

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum, explains how and why domestic and global politics is dominating the market agenda… »

Geraud Charpin, BlueBay Asset Management

The long and difficult wait for the bears

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:18

Geraud Charpin (pictured), Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management discusses how risk assets struggle to gain impetus as investors turn their attention to negative newsflow… »

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