Fund selectors have been as stable in their allocation preferences in 2017 as they were impulsive the year before.
Consensus is the Bank of England will finally raise interest rates before the year is out after inflation hit a five-year high of 3% on Tuesday, but what happens next?
The ECB will decide how it will wind down its asset purchasing programme during its next board meeting on 26 October. According to Bloomberg, the ECB board is considering to cut their monthly bond buying from €60bn to €30bn.
A day after it published a rosy global economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund sketched the contours of the next financial crisis, urging policymakers to take measures to rein in exuberance.
In a sign the world economy is heating up, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its global GDP growth forecasts upwards for the second time this year. The global recovery is still “incomplete” though, it claimed.
An economic downturn affecting most developed global markets will occur in 2019, Aegon Asset Management has predicted.
Blackrock’s chief investment strategist Richard Turnill believes “monetary divergence” between the US and the eurozone is creating investment opportunities. The assertion is certainly contrarian.
More than 15 months after the Brexit vote, the UK government has finally decided to set up a taskforce to manage the impact of Brexit on the £8trn (€9trn) UK asset management business.
The European Central Bank (ECB) will begin unwinding its monetary stimulus programme this year but investors shouldn’t expect a rate hike until at least 2019, according to analysts at Lyxor Asset Management.
European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi was again tight-lipped on tapering following the bank’s latest policy meeting, but industry figures remain confident the ECB will roll back the pace of asset purchases from next month.