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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… »

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. »

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Risks to China outlook intensify, says AB

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 10:55

Global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) says it remains optimistic about China’s long-term prospects, but warns that short-term risks in the policy arena and property market have intensified and “now turn on a knife-edge”. »

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? »

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