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Asset Allocation Fixed Income, Rates, Currencies: The big picture

February 2015 (Magazine)

Markets seem worried there is too much consensus around, and are nervously looking for hidden dangers. The bond market has sensibly priced in rate rises from the US Federal Reserve later this year but financial markets are generally still relying on plenty of loose money from elsewhere – namely, the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan.

The big picture

July 2014 (Magazine)By Caroline Hay

The ECB’s actions and words after its June meeting were met with approval throughout the world’s capital markets. As much of what was announced was already priced in, there was a fairly muted response, which wasn’t sufficient to weaken the euro too much.  

The big picture

June 2014 (Magazine)By Caroline Hay

The dovishness of the developed markets (DM) central banks continues to be one of the main themes for capital markets.

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LGPS: UK pools seek thumbs-up

January 2017 (Magazine)By

After months of hard work, the English and Welsh local government pension scheme pools have received feedback on their plans

Economic Policies: Pendulum swings towards use of fiscal stimulus

January 2017 (Magazine)By

There is at least one respect in which President-elect Donald Trump is thoroughly mainstream. His support for a fiscal stimulus is shared by an increasing number of leaders across the western world

Asset-Backed Securities: Shackled by history

January 2017 (Magazine)By

The asset-backed securities markets across Europe struggle to recover from the financial crisis while the EU wavers on necessary regulatory reform

A key element for M&A success

January 2017 (Magazine)

Wolfgang Fickus says mergers and acquisitions can be a riskier strategy than organic growth but buying at the right time increases the potential for value generation

Discount Rates: Discounting dilemmas

December 2016 (Magazine)By

As risk-free rates edge towards zero or below in many regions, questions must be asked about discounting methods, according to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

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Guest Viewpoint: Cllr Kieran Quinn

January 2017 (Magazine)

“The UK local government pension investment regulations are a step in the right direction”

Guest Viewpoint: Jon Little - Northill Capital

December 2016 (Magazine)

“Successful managers are hard to find but those that do exist generally share some common characteristics”

Guest Viewpoint: Chris Curry - Pensions Policy Institute

November 2016 (Magazine)

The pensions world is constantly changing. In the UK, more DC savers, coupled with recently introduced flexibility of access, will increase the levels of risk and complexity for many

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk

Guest Viewpoint: Ros Altmann - Former UK pensions minister

September 2016 (Magazine)

“It is time the authorities addressed the serious side effects of monetary policy on UK pensions”

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