In a move that had been widely expected by markets, the Federal Reserve has increased US interest rates by a further 25 basis points (bps), marking its third rise since December 2015, as the US economy continues to improve.
Following its two day March meeting, the Federal Open Market committee (FOMC) has increased the Federal Funds Rate in the US to 0.75%-1% up from 0.5%-0.75%. In its forward guidance, the Fed confirmed it...
Investors have largely avoided financials over the past 10 years, with the share prices of US and European banks having largely stood still relative to broader markets since 2007. But while banks won't return to their record valuations any time soon (and...
Steps already taken
Increasingly diverse sector
First of planned acquisitions
Feedback from first year