The Financial Conduct Authority has criticised the “weak price competition” among asset managers, attacking actively managed funds for failing to outperform their benchmark once fees have been taken into account.
The dollar has rallied in recent days as investors believe stronger US GDP growth and Fed rate hikes will push the greenback up. But markets are ignoring the forces that are likely to drag the dollar down in the longer term.
Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? As I write, the masses are rebelling against a momentous decision that has thrown the free world off its axis… and that’s just the changing shape of the Toblerone.
As Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election became inevitable overnight, the dollar fell against other major currencies but this was quickly reversed following his conciliatory victory speech.
As the British government struggles to trigger an exit from the European Union, fund distribution heads at some of the biggest asset managers share their thoughts on the implications for their UK and European operations.
In a blow to the government’s ‘Brexit means Brexit’ rhetoric, the UK high court has ruled that Parliament must vote on whether or not to Trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
Yields rose notably this week and investors will be considering whether to stick to their guns to avoid making a paper loss a real one, or get out before things slide further.
The once “unthinkable” prolonged period of low and negative interest rates may have even further to travel, according to the chief economic adviser to insurance giant Allianz.
The death of the 30-year bond bull market that has formed the backdrop for most City careers has been predicted many times. It has yet to come to pass. But, if one were looking for signs that it is reaching an inflection point, the last seven days has proved a fertile hunting ground.
The ECB Governing Council again left monetary policy unchanged when it met on Thursday. It looks like the ECB is buying time to communicate to markets that it’s going to wind down its bond buying programme, albeit in an orderly fashion.