The news over the weekend that the sanctions against Iran have been lifted took very few people by surprise, but the confirmation that the country is back among the global oil-producing fold does bode ill for prices.
Delaying the implementation of Mifid II until January 2018 still might not give enough time for the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma), national regulators, and market participants to make the necessary IT changes, says Esma chair Steven Maijoor.
There will be no end to the inequality crisis until world leaders end the era of tax havens, once and for all, according to a report from charity Oxfam.
The downward trend that has taken hold in most equity markets during the past couple of months hasn’t led to a deteriorating investment sentiment, according to a poll conducted by NN Investment Parners among a group of institutional investors.
JP Morgan Asset Management’s head of European funds Massimo Greco shares his insights on fees, Mifid II and the importance of stability in Europe.
The news that Brent Crude oil slipped below $35 a barrel for the first time since 2004 on Wednesday should come as little surprise.
I’ve lost count of the number investors who described themselves as “cautiously optimistic” in 2015, but going into 2016 maybe we should drop the caution entirely (or at least tone it down a bit).
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to scrutinise the forecasting capabilities of asset managers and fund selectors. Did their favourite asset classes at the end of last year indeed deliver the best performance, or did asset allocators fail hopelessly? In the first part of a two-piece series, we look at their equity market outlooks.
This Wednesday, investors’ eyes are once again on the Fed, which is widely expected to deliver its first rate hike since 2006. Across Europe, fund selectors have been impatiently waiting for this for months. There is one exception though: investors in Scandinavia prefer the FOMC to defer a first rate hike to next year.
Bond indices were never intended to form a basis for investment, but merely reflect a market. As a consequence they expose investors to unintended risks and are not a rational investment strategy. Indices were never meant to drive investment strategy Bond indices, like all market indices, aim to represent a segment of the investable universe. […]