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John Seo, Fermat Capital Management

Cat bonds – issuance, yields and what’s to come

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 12:46

Dr John Seo (pictured), Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Fermat Capital Management on the UK government’s plans for tax legislation allowing cat bonds to be issued from and domiciled in the UK… »

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Russia's growth surprise fails to brighten outlook

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:02

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, comments on recent Russian GDP figures and what he expects for Russia's economy in 2015… »

Global currencies

Eight international FX Committees agree harmonised code of conduct

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:30

Marshall Bailey, President, ACI – Financial Markets Association, comments on the agreement by eight international FX committees on a harmonised set of principles and guidelines to govern conduct and behaviour in FX trading and strengthen oversight… »

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City Noble calls on a ban for DB to DC transfers

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:23

There has been speculation that defined benefit transfer volumes will increase after April as clients seek to take advantage of the new flexibility, says Eamonn O’Connor, Director at City Noble… »

Keith Wade, Schroders

Dollar strength tips Fed towards later rate rise

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 11:51

Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist at Schroders, explains why he has pushed back his forecast for the first US interest rate hike following Janet Yellen's statement after the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting… »

Rolf Bachner, Managing Director, EMEA Funds Product Manager, BNY Mellon

UCITS V fine tunes investor protection

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 11:37

Rolf Bachner (pictured), Managing Director, EMEA Funds Product Manager, BNY Mellon, commenting on the new UCITS V regulations… »

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior strategist, multi-asset, responsible for Emerging Markets at ING Investment Management

Real estate growth – China's weakest link

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 11:52

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior strategist, multi-asset, responsible for Emerging Markets at ING Investment Management, on why real estate growth is China's weakest link… »

Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

A contrarian case for Brazil

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:41

Political will is the key to Brazil fulfilling its growth potential, says Mark Mobius (pictured) of the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust… »

Craig Botham, Schroders

India's central bank condones Modi's budget 

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:14

In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the repurchasing rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%, in an off-cycle meeting. This is the second time it has taken such action this year. Craig Botham, Emerging markets Economist at Schroders comments… »

Andrew Parry, Hermes Investment Management

Seek quality growth in ‘triple zero’ Europe

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:34

It is increasingly apparent that we now face a ‘triple-zero’ economy in Europe: zero growth, zero interest rates and zero inflation. Andrew Parry (pictured), Head of Equities at Hermes Investment Management, explains why quality growth companies should be the winners in this unprecedented environment… »

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