A market downturn sparked by Mifid?
Could Mifid II be responsible pushing markets into a downward spiral? Perhaps not, but a rule requiring managers to report any 10% fall in a portfolio to clients will do little to discourage the buy high/sell low mentality of the man on the street.
Year in review: Japan
The Japanese economy is in the midst of its longest period of growth in more than a decade, helping drive an average return of 16.11% in sterling terms for funds in the UK Investment Association’s Japan sector in 2017, with the best performing fund up nearly 40%.
Pimco Income needs “big new idea” to continue outperformance
The Pimco Income Fund has been in unprecedented demand with investors this year. We spoke to investors in the fund to find out why, and assess whether the fund is likely to continue its outperformance.
ANALYSIS: Fund fees wipe out ‘20% of gross returns’
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) is turning up the heat on asset managers, highlighting the impact of fund charges on returns in a fresh report. Fund fees wipe out an average 20% of gross returns, according to the regulator.