London-based asset manager opens offices in Germany and Denmark as part of Brexit mitigation strategy
Another manager looks to set up an office in Dublin before March
Fund selectors need to set clear definitions of what they constitute as ‘ethical’, according to Hermes
Fund selectors should avoid the lowest-ranked companies in terms of social indicators, according to Hermes
Fund houses are increasingly launching impact products to rival mainstream alternatives
Billions flowed into European ethical funds over the last year but scratch beneath the surface and the sector is being held back by a lack of clarity over what it stands for.
Hermes Investment Management’s head of fixed income has defended the launch of a product that will underperform if rate hikes exceed expectations, stating geopolitics is set to overtake investors’ concerns when it comes to the asset class.
The global bond market sell-off this week sparked by the political crisis in Italy may create buy opportunities in Spanish and Portuguese debt.
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?
Europe has had a tricky time of it in the decade following the financial crisis and 2017 was tipped to be no different, predicted to be a roller coaster of populist politics and volatile markets.