A market downturn sparked by Mifid?
Could Mifid II be responsible pushing markets into a downward spiral? Perhaps not, but a rule requiring managers to report any 10% fall in a portfolio to clients will do little to discourage the buy high/sell low mentality of the man on the street.
Year in review: Japan
The Japanese economy is in the midst of its longest period of growth in more than a decade, helping drive an average return of 16.11% in sterling terms for funds in the UK Investment Association’s Japan sector in 2017, with the best performing fund up nearly 40%.
Global credit markets show signs of complacency
Maintaining flexible, long/short exposures across the credit markets, and limiting duration risk is the best way forward investors in today’s challenging fixed income markets, says Charmaine Chin, managing director and head of credit, relative value and event-driven strategies at K2 Advisors, part of Franklin Templeton Investments, in the article below.