A meeting of the European Central Bank heralded few surprises on Thursday, but added fuel to speculation QE will continue past 2017,albeit in a tempered fashion.
After being forced to confirm discussions about a potential £11bn merger, does the consolidation of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management prove a wave of M&A in fund management is underway?
While President Donald Trump said very little on trade policy during his address to Congress on Tuesday, his ‘America First’ mantra rang clear. But where does that leave European exporters?
European equities are once again investors’ favourite, as the eurozone economy is showing signs of acceleration. US equity sentiment, meanwhile, has taken a hit.
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen offered the market a hawkish message on Tuesday as she indicated the US economy might be poised for a series of gradual interest rate increases, starting as early as next month.
Campaign group Better Finance has published the names of asset managers running so-called closet trackers: funds that closely hug an index. Some large asset managers are particularly well-represented on the list.
Asset and wealth managers managers have greeted the Supreme Court ruling that triggering Article 50 requires a vote in parliament with a notable lack of enthusiasm.
Once the preserve of the left, anti-globalisation sentiment has crossed over to the mainstream. Is the populist swing away from globalism a blip, or something more permanent? And what will be the impact on investors?
As European equity indices finally showed signs of life in December, investors again started to commit money to the asset class. European equity funds saw their first net inflows in 11 months according to Morningstar data.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is keeping its monetary policy unchanged, as ECB-president Mario Draghi expressed confidence that inflation in the Eurozone is “converging to our objective”.