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Theresa May, UK prime minister

Chart of the Week: Sterling struggles as Brexit deal teeters on the brink

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

The UK currency has fallen versus the dollar and the euro in the immediate aftermath of a draft agreement emerging

London

UK asset management body calls for bond market data boosts

Wed, 7 Nov 2018By

Proposals formulated in light of best execution requirement under MiFID II

Rome, Italy

Analysis: European Commission rejects Italian budget plan

Thu, 25 Oct 2018By

Italy’s government is intent on keeping its budget promises after the European Commission rejected its draft plan, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

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Unilever abandons restructure under pressure from shareholders

Fri, 5 Oct 2018By

RLAM and other major shareholders had opposed “forced divestment of Unilever under a single listing”

Steven Maijoor, chair, ESMA

EU watchdog spearheads preparations for ‘no deal’ Brexit

Thu, 4 Oct 2018By

ESMA, EU27 regulators should have memoranda of understanding with FCA, says Steven Maijoor

Shanghai at night

MSCI proposes to quadruple China A-shares weight in EM benchmarks

Wed, 26 Sep 2018By

ChiNext and mid-cap companies could be added in phases throughout 2019 and 2020

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Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Small-cap effects

October 2018 (magazine)

Some US smaller companies may benefit from America First policies but others will not

Small Cap Versus Private Equity: Separate arguments

October 2018 (magazine)By

Comparisons of the performance of listed smaller companies and private equity are fraught with difficulty

Emerging Market Equities: Resisting a tantrum

September 2018 (magazine)By Ayse Ferliel Barounos

Most emerging markets are regarded as reasonably placed to handle the impact of the winding up of quantitative easing in the West

Argentina’s dramatic change of fortunes

September 2018 (magazine)By Rodrigo Amaral

Argentina has had to seek a $50bn rescue package from the IMF in its latest crisis after just two years of a boom period

Equity Markets: Behind the latest sell-off

September 2018 (magazine)By

The recent rash of selling of EM assets has been triggered by a combination of factors

Liability Management: The end of LDI as we know it?

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

The DB pension industry is nearing peak LDI and a new understanding of liability management is taking hold

Euro-zone: What comes after QE?

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

The euro-zone is on an exit route from quantitative easing

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German Longevity: Are the tables turning?

November 2018 (magazine)By

The rate of increase in life expectancy in Germany appears to be slowing down 

Turkey: Rethinking auto-enrolment

November 2018 (magazine)By Seda Peksevim

Despite generous state incentives in the Turkish auto-enrolment system, opt-out rates are high

Benchmarking: Redefining investment classes

November 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

A major GICS index methodology change seeks to reflect underlying market economics

Liquid Alternatives: The long and the short of it

November 2018 (magazine)By Josh Jones

The long/short liquid alternatives universe is more hetreogenous than some realise

UK: Shifts in longevity

October 2018 (magazine)By

Whether or not to insure liabilities via a buyout or buy-in has long been a decision which most defined-benefit pension funds need to consider. Buyout deals have become integral to the pension fund landscape.

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