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FTSE Russell finalises fixed income country classification framework

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By

Index provider sets out guidelines for government bond indices, launches Chinese green bond index

Stock markets

Amundi: ESG investing ‘has influenced equity performance’

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Asset manager sought to find out if being an ESG investor had an impact on portfolio performance

The European Commission

EU aims to boost investment in small cap, CEE with new indices

Thu, 10 Jan 2019By

SMEs in central and eastern Europe not on investors’ radar screens, European Commission says

private assets outlook

2019 Outlook: Preparing for the downside, part 1

Wed, 2 Jan 2019By Caroline Saunders

IPE analyses investment outlooks from investment firms including DWS, BlackRock, SSGA, and Invesco.

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

Joseph Mariathasan: What should drive ESG investing?

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Mathematical measures are not the best way of assessing the effectiveness of ESG strategies, argues Joseph Mariathasan

Mario Draghi

Chart of the Week: ECB to end QE-fuelled balance sheet expansion

Fri, 14 Dec 2018

European Central Bank will maintain the size of its balance sheet – estimated at €4.7trn – at least until it can raise rates

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Energy transition ‘could seriously hit funding of Dutch schemes’

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Coverage could drop by up to 17 percentage points over a five-year period, according to Sprenkels & Verschuren 

Photograph of an unexploded M85 type cluster submunition, courtesy of the Cluster Munition Coalition

Controversial weapons exclusion initiative gathers steam

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By

Swiss-instigated initiative gaining traction among broader European investor base

 The Convention Centre, Dublin

IPE Conference: EU should ‘use single market access to its advantage’

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

Former EU trade commissioner Karel de Gucht says EU ‘must remind Trump how valuable it is’

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ESMA moves on UK clearing house recognition in case of cliff-edge Brexit

Fri, 23 Nov 2018By

EU watchdog working with Commission and UK clearing houses on temporary recognition

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High yield: Coping with a new environment

January 2019 (magazine)By

This year high-yield investors will have to weather not only the winding up of quantitative easing but additional political challenges

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Leveraged loans: Applying leverage

January 2019 (magazine)By Dewi John

Leveraged loans have performed well recently but regulators are expressing concerns about risks

Banking debt: The paradox of bank debt

January 2019 (magazine)By

The peculiarity of bank debt is that it can be issued by institutions with strong balance sheets

Global Equities: Valuation vagaries

December 2018 (magazine)By

Mean reversion is useful in valuing stocks, but there are many unpredictable factors that can disrupt long-term assumptions 

FAANGS: Tech black swan in the wings?

December 2018 (magazine)By Vanessa Drucker

The US technology giants could be hit by extreme risks

Central Banks: Be wary of the bulls

December 2018 (magazine)By

Opposing views on the timing and effects of quantitative tightening suggest investors should be cautious of high valuations

Case Study: Local Pensions Partnership

December 2018 (magazine)By

LPP’s Richard Savage describes his approach to running an in-house global equities portfolio

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Briefing: Collateral challenges

January 2019 (magazine)By

Rising interest rates put collateral management strategies to the test

peter kraneveld

Briefing: Trade war, a primer

January 2019 (magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Protectionism is becoming more widespread despite the benefits of free trade being understood for more than two centuries

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Briefing: MiFID II: a year on

January 2019 (magazine)By

The new rules are having a dramatic effect on the world of investment research

What next for US Treasuries?

December 2018 (magazine)By Vanessa Drucker

A consensus on the direction of 10-year US Treasury rates is not obvious, because the answer reverts to a further question: whose consensus? Strategists, economists and other informed professionals have a particular view. The market itself, however, expresses a more diffuse and different opinion. 

Macro Matters: Currency returns to the fore

December 2018 (magazine)By Bob Swarup

Global tension means exchange rates will again become a key mover of investor decisions

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