Economics / Markets

        The hunted: Fresh trends in adviser acquisitions

        Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:04

        The adviser acquisition market is booming, according to recent research. Laura Miller takes a closer look at the rush to exit, and those who are happy hunting.

        Bank of England

        MPC minutes suggest later rate hike despite 7-2 split

        The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee remained split 7-2 against raising interest rates this month but took a gloomier view of the country’s economic prospects.

        Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 12:08

        Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Is an emerging markets crisis on the cards?

        There is no denying that emerging markets' growth advantage over the developed world is shrinking. But just how real is the risk to investors? Jeremy Lawson examines the case

        Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:05

    Other Economics / Markets articles


      Sector report: Searching for signs of encouragement in Japan

      Foreign investors, historically a key driver of the Japanese stock market, are looking for clues as to whether the time is right to commit themselves again. Stewart Smith takes a look

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:50

      Where did the smart money go in September?

      Few could find any real reasons for the sell-off in the FTSE 100 last month but it appeared to justify investors’ caution. Cherry Reynard reports

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:47
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      EU exit would leave Britain with 'zero influence'

      The UK would have "zero" influence if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:42
      The Bank of England

      'Gloomier' Bank of England says expect interest rates lower for longer

      Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:41
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      UK economic growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

      The UK economy will grow by 2.4% in 2015, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:40

      FTSE opens higher after sliding into correction territory

      The FTSE has opened 1% higher as it begins to recover from its worst one-day fall in 16 months on 15 October.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 08:05

      BIS issues warning over 'violent' market correction

      The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has warned of a potentially 'violent' market crash as financial markets are dangerously stretched.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 10:39

      UK inflation tumbles to lowest level in five years

      UK CPI inflation has fallen to its lowest level in five years, undershooting estimates as the impact of falling petrol prices dragged the headline level down near to 1%.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 10:19

      FTSE in the red as Hargreaves and luxury goods groups slide

      The FTSE 100 was in the red once again today following losses around the globe overnight, with Hargreaves Lansdown and luxury goods retailers Burberry and Mulberry both taking a tumble on slowdown fears.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 10:15
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      US shares retreat overnight as volatility hits two-year high

      Shares on Wall Street have recorded the worst three-day streak since 2011 after another sharp move lower overnight, with investors continuing to fret over the end of the US Federal Reserve's bond buying programme.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 07:57

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: The problems with P/E and P/B ratios

      While such multiples are useful, they should not be relied upon in isolation. Chris-Tommy Simonsen on why equity investors need to look beyond the numbers...

      Professional Adviser | 08 Oct 2014 | 15:35
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      Financial services firms 'enjoying strongest run of growth since '07'

      UK-based financial services firms have grown at their fastest rate since 2007 and are set for further growth in the coming periods, according to research.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Oct 2014 | 13:46

      UK Q2 GDP revised up to 0.9%

      The Office for National Statistics has revised second quarter growth figures in the UK up from 0.8% to 0.9% in its final estimate.

      Professional Adviser | 30 Sep 2014 | 13:26

      Bill Gross leaves PIMCO for Janus Capital

      Famed fixed income investor Bill Gross is leaving PIMCO, the company he co-founded, to join global investment house Janus Capital Group.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Sep 2014 | 13:42

      Neil Woodford: Industry charging active fees for index performance

      Neil Woodford has criticised his own industry for charging customers too much and paying managers too high a price for tracker-style performance, in an interview with the BBC.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Sep 2014 | 08:13

      Behavioural finance: Why conventional wisdom has been surprised this year

      By simply being aware of the existence of behavioural biases, we can go some way to avoid falling victim to them. Dave Fishwick examines those surrounding bond markets this year

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:53

      The alternative asset classes best accessed via ETFs

      Utilising trackers in the right places can reduce overall portfolio volatility and improve returns. But the products are not without their risks. Christopher Aldous examines the case...

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:34



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