In its latest Flow Show note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch pointed out that, at current rates, it would take you 1387 years to double your savings in a 1-year German deposit account.
Europe: a growing cash cow for asset managers
Europe’s share of the world economy may be declining steadily, but there is at least one area where the continent is growing in importance: asset management revenues. Global asset management companies are deriving an ever growing share of their revenue from Europe, at the expense of the United States.
Asset managers at different stages of Brexit readiness
The UK risks losing its financial passporting rights if it leaves the European single market following the Brexit vote. Some asset managers are taking action to counter this threat, while others sit back and wait.
Belgian fund buyers: Brexit will cause long-term damage
Belgian fund buyers believe Brexit will have a long-term negative impact on equity or bond prices, or even on both. Fund managers speaking at the Expert Investor Belgium forum are hardly more optimistic.
Carney sends pound lower and FTSE up with rate cut hint
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has indicated an interest rate cut and other new stimulus measures are on the cards.
‘Brexit is not a Lehman moment’ analysis risks missing the point
A number of commentators have sought to reassure investors that the events of last week were not ‘a Lehman moment’.
Don’t underestimate the size of the passporting problem
Hogan Lovells says the solution to the post-Brexit passporting problem is not as simple as setting up a brass plaque company inside the EU.
Large Remain bets wrong-footed bookies, and investors
Last week Expert Investor suggested that the bookmakers’ odds strongly favouring a British vote to stay in the EU were not as reliable as many fund managers thought. And right we were…
EU leadership calls on UK government to trigger Leave clause
In a joint statement on Friday, the EU leadership urged the UK to start departure procedures immediately as “any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty”.
Brexit preparations – to hedge or not to hedge?
Worries about the consequences of Brexit have prompted many fund buyers to increase their allocation to cash and hedge their long positions. However, some put some risk back on at the end of last week as polls swinged back towards ‘Remain’.