investment strategy

Aug 14, 2014

Bank of EnglandNeil Williams, group chief economist at Hermes Fund Managers, says that a rise in interest rates could come before the end of this year.

Aug 13, 2014

Global chartsSchroders has made its quantitative global emerging markets equities fund available to retail investors in the UK, saying there is a lack of viable

Aug 11, 2014

Equities going upFrontier and emerging market equity indices accelerated their market gains in July, drawing further ahead of developed European markets.

Aug 08, 2014

UP arrowsEmerging and frontier markets have defied rising geopolitical tensions in July and August, and posted positive returns, according to Russell Global Indices.

Jul 31, 2014

EurozoneTwo-thirds of actively managed funds investing in eurozone equities failed to beat the S&P Eurozone broad market index over five years, according to new research.

Jul 28, 2014

Hiring fund managersDeutsche Asset & Wealth Management has hired former Allianz Global Investor’s chief executive officer for Europe, James Dilworth, as head of active asset management.

Jul 18, 2014

SpainLoose monetary policy has helped ETFs that target the eurozone. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at deeper reasons for Spain’s gains, and asks if Southern Europe has any more rewards to give.

Jul 18, 2014

Jack-InglisAt a time when many commentators have claimed that hedge fund performance is “disappointing”, investor satisfaction levels continue to rise. At the end of 2013, a Barclays survey of investors found that hedge fund performance for that year had been either in line with or better than the expectations of more than half of all institutional investors. A survey by Preqin in January 2014 found that more than 80% of institutional investors were satisfied with...

Jun 05, 2014

World cup brasilThe country with the best-performing equity index out of all the nations in the FIFA World Cup in the past 12 months was Spain, followed by Greece.

May 21, 2014

LaunchSmith & Williamson Investment Management, part of UK-based accountancy and private bank group Smith & Williamson, has launched an emerging market value fund employing its