Economics / Markets

        Fund Focus: Axa's Richard Marwood on why ethically screened funds perform 'differently'

        Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 11:27

        Richard Marwood, manager of Axa Ethical Distribution, talks to PA about the impact of ethical screening and his outlook on equities…


        Where did the smart money go in October?

        The repercussions of last month's equity sell-off are still being felt, reports Cherry Reynard

        Professional Adviser | 19 Nov 2014 | 15:33

        Asset Allocators' Soapbox: When small is beautiful

        Small cap cyclicality is generally accepted, but what are the reasons for it? Nick Peters seeks an answer…

        Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 13:09

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      UK CPI inflation rises to 1.3% in year to October

      UK CPI inflation rose to at an annual rate of 1.3% in October, according to ONS figures released today.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 10:36
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      Prudential bond sales balance annuities drop-off

      Prudential has said a pick-up in bond sales helped negate a near 50% reduction in annuities new business in the first nine months of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 09:43

      Japan's economy enters recession

      Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Nov 2014 | 07:53

      Global economy warning lights are flashing, says PM

      "Red warning lights" are once again flashing over the state of the global economy, the Prime Minister has said.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Nov 2014 | 07:49

      Chaos theory: How to manage sequencing risk in a retirement portfolio

      Abraham Okusanya caused quite a stir among advisers after highlighting the dangers of sequence of return risk. In a follow-up, he examines potential solutions...

      Professional Adviser | 13 Nov 2014 | 12:26
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      BoE set to hold off on hikes as it predicts sub-1% inflation

      Bank of England policymakers expect inflation to fall below 1% over the next six months, according to the latest quarterly Inflation Report.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 14:41

      L&G bucks market consensus with May rate rise forecast

      L&G's asset allocation team predicts the most likely date for an interest rate rise will be May 2015, despite a clash with next year's general election.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 07:23
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      Geopolitics: Why it pays to read the news...

      Jean Maigrot on how overlooking or misreading geopolitics can hurt clients' portfolios...

      Professional Adviser | 11 Nov 2014 | 12:58

      QE for Christmas? Draghi lays foundations for full ECB easing

      The European Central Bank (ECB) is increasingly likely to announce full quantitative easing before the end of the year, interpretations of president Mario Draghi's latest comments suggest.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Nov 2014 | 10:52

      Sector report: Explaining a let-down in UK All Companies

      You could count the number of funds in the IMA UK All Companies sector to outperform the FTSE All Share in Q2 on one hand (almost). Charles Younes leads the inquest…

      Professional Adviser | 05 Nov 2014 | 14:24
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      UK economy cooling but still likely the strongest in developed world - economists

      Britain's economy is cooling but will continue to be among the strongest in the developed world in the coming years, according to experts.

      Professional Adviser | 05 Nov 2014 | 07:51
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      Gross: Global economy cannot live without QE

      As the US Federal Reserve finally turns off the money printing presses, veteran investor Bill Gross has warned the global economy cannot survive without the support of quantitative easing.

      Professional Adviser | 04 Nov 2014 | 07:52
      Royal Bank of Scotland

      RBS reserves £400m for forex probe as profits leap 26%

      RBS has reserved £400m for a currency probe as it reported a third successive quarterly profit thanks to reduced costs and strengthening economic conditions.

      Professional Adviser | 31 Oct 2014 | 08:10

      Fund Focus: Eugene Philalithis on predicting an interest rate rise in Q1 2015

      Eugene Philalithis, manager of Fidelity Multi Asset Income, tells Maria Merricks why despite a change in consensus, he maintains the belief interest rates will rise sooner, not later...

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 16:06

      Sector report: UK commercial property - treading a very fine line

      Managers must navigate a difficult path between maximising exposure to attractive illiquid property and accommodating liquidity needs. Edward Fane asks whether it is worth the risk

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 14:49

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Will Draghi's dominoes fall easily into place?

      Caroline Simmons takes a closer look at the difficult task ahead for European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 14:44

      Investment trusts: 'Who are the dinosaurs now?'

      James Budden has a message for the investment trust naysayers…

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 14:42


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