Aberdeen Standard Investments to set up Dublin hub
Global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is to establish an investment and distribution business in Ireland to complement its existing Luxembourg operation and shore up its European offering ahead of Brexit.
Financial services must be part of EU/UK trade deal, says FCA
The EU recently proposed a single trade agreement with the US, so there is no reason it cannot have one with the UK post-Brexit, according to the chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Is now the right time to head to frontier markets?
After several tough years, things have been looking more positive for investors in emerging markets over the last couple of years, with the region outperforming its developed market peers in both 2016 and 2017.
Will inflation remain absent?
During almost a decade of experimental monetary policy from central banks, inflation has been notable by its absence across most economies. With monetary policy beginning to diverge and unemployment falling, will it rear its head again or has it peaked?
Italy seen attractive for 2018 despite election worries
While Italy faces election and non-performing loan (NPL) challenges, Aviva Investors believe that its market is looking attractive for investors in 2018 but fund selectors warn the country should not be a core part of a global portfolio.
Bull market is entering extra time, says Robeco
The nine-year bull market is going into extra time now, thinks Robeco. A real possibility is that the match will end in a sudden death, by a major world leader’s own goal. And that’s someone who’s fonder of football than Donald Trump.
European investors count on 8.7% return
European investors expect to generate an average annual 8.7% return on their investments over the next five years, according to the Schroders Global Investor Study. Investors in the rest of the world expect even higher returns. Is irrational exuberance kicking in?