ANALYSIS: When will the next market correction hit?
It has now been almost two years since we last saw equity or credit markets fall by more than 5%. Investors are sanguine markets will continue their relentless rally for the time being.
The merits of sustainable investing – fund selectors disagree with clients
The majority of retail investors see sustainable investing primarily as a means to achieve higher returns, according to a poll by Schroders. Professional fund selectors are taking a different stance.
Asset managers make U-turn on Mifid II research costs
The British asset manager Schroders and its German peer Union Investment announced on Friday they would absorb all external research costs under Mifid II. Both companies had previously said they would pass some of these costs on to clients.
ANALYSIS: Have hurricanes blown away cat bond credibility?
Investors were bracing for the worst when the Swiss Re Cat Bond Index plummeted 15% in the wake of hurricane Irma. But the unprecedented damage caused could actually be a blessing in disguise for the asset class.
Rising carbon prices threaten dramatic drop in profits – Schroders
Carbon prices will have to increase exponentially over the coming decades if we are to meet the minimum target of the Paris Climate Accords.
The natural benefits of insurance-linked securities
In this video, Schroders’ Jonathan Hayward explains the benefits to investors of insurance-linked securities, also known as catastrophe bonds.
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Published: 31 May 17
What’s the better bet: French or Italian government bonds?
The spreads of French and Italian government bonds versus German bunds have risen by 600 bps since autumn due to rising political concerns. Fund managers are divided on the question which of the two now presents a buying opportunity. But does that actually matter at all?
Better Finance group names and shames ‘closet trackers’
Campaign group Better Finance has published the names of asset managers running so-called closet trackers: funds that closely hug an index. Some large asset managers are particularly well-represented on the list.
The populist uprising – what’s the impact on investors?
Once the preserve of the left, anti-globalisation sentiment has crossed over to the mainstream. Is the populist swing away from globalism a blip, or something more permanent? And what will be the impact on investors?