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  • Where will we be after Govts’ short-term interventions?

    19 March 2020

    Governments are trying to build a bridge over an economic chasm, but where will that intervention leave us long term? Rising inflation and a change of market regime may well be the result, says David Jane, multi asset fund manager, Premier Miton  For some time we have said that monetary policy couldn’t solve the problems caused...

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  • Covid-19 event will lead to different investment landscape

    18 March 2020

    As the spread of Covid-19 continues unabated, Embark Group chief investment officer Peter Toogood warned that  it is a “recipe for extreme volatility” for global financial markets and a scenario that will likely continue over the coming weeks and months. Recent unprecedented moves saw the S&P 500 index fell by 20% in just 16...

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  • Managers look to opportunities following Budget’s infrastructure and ESG boost

    18 March 2020

    Following the announcement by the Chancellor in this month’s Budget that the government would allocate over £600 billion of new spending to infrastructure, investment managers welcomed the boost to the sector. Philip Kent, manager, GCP Infrastructure Investments, said: “We welcome the announcement as part of the Budget that the publication of the UK’s National...

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  • Corporate Hybrid Bond fund launch from Nikko AM

    18 March 2020

    Nikko Asset Management  has launched a Corporate Hybrid Bond Fund which invest in hybrid debt of highly rated corporations. The Fund is managed by the asset manager’s London-based Global Fixed Income team and JPY 5.1 billion (EUR 42 million) was raised from Japanese institutional investors, reflecting growing demand for higher yielding quality investment solutions....

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  • Special: Market Perspectives – updates from Fidelity portfolio managers

    18 March 2020

    As concerns around the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak are felt globally, investors are grappling with heightened market volatility. Central banks have been quick to respond but is enough being done to shore up already fragile markets? Fidelity has issued a series of recordings of calls with portfolio managers spanning the breadth...

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  • How investors can benefit from income accumulation

    17 March 2020

    Steve Hunter Seneca Investment Managers puts the investment case for accumulation over income shares. Retirement saving provisions serve a myriad of needs in later life for people today. For some it is to partly encash and leave the remainder of their fund to grow. While for others it is to receive a sustainable return that...

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  • Nucleus teams up with Be-IQ on behavioural tool

    17 March 2020

    Adviser platform Nucleus has teamed up with Be-IQ to unveil a tool aimed at helping advisers gain a better behavioural insight into their clients. Be-IQ, founded by behavioural finance specialist Neil Bage, launched its consumer-facing interactive app BEAM in December, allowing people to understand their financial behaviour through games and questions. Following on, Nucleus...

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  • Iress buys O&M systems

    17 March 2020

    Financial technology business Iress has acquired O&M Systems, a provider of pension and investment data and comparison tools to financial advice firms. O&M Profiler ESP has been directly integrated with Iress’ Xplan software and has been made immediately available to Iress’ clients, as well as continuing as a standalone research service. All members of...

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