Magazine Issues»March 2020

Nick-FitzpatrickHow stock markets rallied to a record high – initially, that is – after coronavirus became global news could be due to the influence of computer-led investing strategies.

Fiona_RintoulStock market tumbles. An emergency 0.5% interest rate cut from the US Federal Reserve. The coronavirus pandemic has finally taken its toll on financial markets.

CoronavirusThe impact of coronavirus was eventually priced in. Perhaps the reason it took so long was because computer-led strategies were distorting prices. Alex Rolandi investigates.

GrowthAs the thematic exchange-traded fund sector continues to expand, Alex Rolandi asks whether they are simply gimmicks, or robust enough to provide long-term growth.

Eric_AdlerEric Adler, chief executive of the second-largest global real estate asset manager, PGIM Real Estate, tells Mark Latham about an operational merger of its debt and equity divisions and the impact of Brexit.

Japanese_Equity_roundtableJapan is famously reforming its economy and corporate practices. Our panel of experts – including allfunds, M&G INvestments, Fidelity and Sparx group – argue this could end the cycle of disappointment with Japanese equities.

Unreadable_electronicFrom the information available to them, fund managers could publish intellectual and emotional gold dust. But what they upload is “electronic disappointment”, says David Butcher of Communications and Content.

Running_of_the_bullsA slow structural transformation is occurring in the Spanish funds industry. Alex Rolandi finds younger people, perhaps tired of low rates, are raising the overall risk profile of a traditionally conservative investment culture.

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