fixed income

Sep 12, 2011

Standard-Life-logoBond benchmarks are structurally flawed and investors should instead reference cash as a measure of a fund manager's skill, says Standard Life Investment's Euan Munro.

Sep 08, 2011

Swiss franc2Pegged against the euro, the Swiss franc has lost its status as an isolated safe haven currency, a fund manager says.

Sep 01, 2011

Gold-barsWhich allocations will protect investors in these troubled times? George Mitton examines the outlook for key asset classes­.

Sep 01, 2011

BarometerBond managers have had a great deal thrown at them. The latest is the US downgrade. Fiona Rintoul asks investors what to expect and finds few are in the mood for predictions.

Sep 01, 2011

Fish---blueTotal European net fund sales yo-yoed their way through the first six months of 2011, but ETFs enjoyed much steadier flows. Mark McFee asks if this shows that ETFs are set apart from the rest of the industry.

Sep 01, 2011

Robin-StrongAs it stands, multi-asset trading is rather like doing the Christmas shopping from several websites at once.

Aug 31, 2011

upward_graph_410Turnover of European commodity exchange-traded products (ETPs) surged last week, with gold-related offerings leading the charge. A weekly trading report from Lyxor ETFs showed trading levels for commodity ETPs increased by 71.4% compared with the previous week.

Aug 24, 2011

DowngradeThe decision by the ratings agency Moody's to downgrade Japan's credit rating from Aa2 to Aa3 strikes another blow to investor confidence in developed markets.

Aug 04, 2011

Worried_man_410Eurozone debt and the prospect of a second banking crisis are the top concerns for investment professionals.

Jul 26, 2011

ETFState Street Global Advisors' SPDR exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform has launched of a range of products on the London Stock Exchange.