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German office markets continue to impress in 2017, says Catella

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:21

A new office map from Catella shows the positive economic situation of the German office market at 76 locations. While prime rents have increased almost everywhere, the attractiveness of prime assets can be seen in the continuously decreasing yields – from first tier to fourth tier. »

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:12

Nasdaq Nordic is planning to make changes to the Alternative Investment Funds market on Nasdaq Copenhagen. »

Brexit and markets: What next?

Brexit and markets: What next?

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:31

Larry Hatheway (pictured), Group Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions at GAM, looks at what happens next following the UK’s vote to leave the EU… »

Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG

Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:12

Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management – the speed to market – with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, according to Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer of the Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

Italian real estate IPO may kick-start growth of market, says EPRA

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 21:03

The listing of Italian property company Coima on the country’s MTA exchange on Friday, following a EUR215 million IPO, may signal the stirrings of a Renaissance in Italy’s small listed real estate sector, according to the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). »

Goldilocks levels for US home inventories

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:40

After bottoming out at 63.4 per cent in summer 2015, the US home ownership rate has been gradually increasing. January and February of this year saw the Case-Schiller home price index flatten, indicating that there was neither an excess nor shortage of homes for sale – the market has reached Goldilocks levels. »

James Klempster

Has quantitative easing lost the ability to boost markets?

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 17:48

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum Global Investment Management asks, has quantitative easing become a victim of its own success? »

Vincent Nobel

The case for UK real estate debt in 2016

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 17:39

The growing scarcity of bank lending in the commercial property sector continues to create opportunities for alternative debt providers seeking to generate secure income. Now, a slowdown in property price growth has further improved prospects for the asset class, says Vincent Nobel (pictured), Head of Real Estate Debt at Hermes Investment Management… »

Glyn Owen, Momentum

Stay invested

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 13:27

Although the global environment is challenging, uncertainties about growth are acute and a period of consolidation in markets is now likely, says Glyn Owen (pictured), Investment Director at Momentum GIM… »

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Investec Wealth & Investment on the potential impact of a Brexit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:01

John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investment Wealth & Investment considers the potential impact of a leave vote in the UK's forthcoming EU membership referendum… »

Positive outlook for Spain’s real estate markets in 2016, says Catella

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 16:44

The Spanish economy is currently displaying stronger growth than most of its peers in Western Europe. The country has left the doldrums of its post-2008 economic misery, and its property sector has kept pace with the more general recovery. International core investors are once again turning their attention to Iberia. »

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Why the opening up of China's bond market is welcome

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 08:53

Following the People's Bank of China's announcement yesterday that it will be removing quotas on its bond market, Schroders' Head of Asian Fixed Income, Rajeev De Mello, welcomes the opening of the bond market to long-term investors and sees it as a significant step in the further integration of the Chinese capital markets into global markets… »

David Lamb

Carney has ‘egg left on his face’

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:27

David Lamb (pictured), head of dealing at the forex specialists FEXCO, on Mark Carney’s latest press conference…  »

Tim Edwards

European markets within a whisker of “bear market” territory

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 14:01

Tim Edwards (pictured), Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices has analysed European markets for January and notes that it was a difficult month across the board… »

Aviva Investors outlines key risks for UK real estate in 2016

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:25

The impending vote on EU membership is one of several risks that could affect UK real estate returns this year, according to Richard Levis, global real estate analyst at Aviva Investors. »

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The real concern for Apple is China

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:44

Mark Hawtin, Investment Director, GAM, on the challenges facing Apple… »

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Nervous markets call for a calm approach

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:41

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts (pictured), head of strategy, Jupiter Independent Funds Team, outlines some of the opportunities and risks in the current market environment, as well as the importance of patience when investing over the long term… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

Ghosts of China’s 2015 will continue to cast a shadow over global markets

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 13:41

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on China’s latest GDP figures… »

Neil Blake, CBRE

US Fed rate rise is watershed moment for global economy

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 08:46

Neil Blake (pictured), Head of EMEA & UK Research at CBRE, comments on the US Federal Reserve voting to increase interest rates… »

Ashish Shah, AllianceBernstein

Why you shouldn’t fear a Fed rate hike

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 08:15

The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates next week. Bond investors fear that could pummel their portfolios. Ashish Shah (pictured), head of global credit at AllianceBernstein is not so sure, and thinks moving to the sidelines now is a bad idea… »

Nicholas Wall, Invesco

ECB announcement a major disappointment

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:49

Nicholas Wall (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income team, comments on the latest moves by the ECB to boost the eurozone economy… »

Alan Higgins, Coutts

Equities in the lead as year-end approaches

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 09:11

As November comes to a close, the general trend in the markets for the month has been positive for developed-market equities and negative for US Treasuries, says Alan Higgins (pictured), UK CIO at Coutts… »

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Two Chinas are better than one for careful investors

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:27

Investors seeking a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity in China should set aside outdated perceptions of the country as a manufacturing juggernaut and think of it instead as “two Chinas”, says global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB).  »

Neil Williams, Hermes

Plugging the gap

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 17:01

Neil Williams (pictured), Group Chief Economist at Hermes Investment Management, reacts to the UK Autumn Statement… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

US GDP figures ‘hardly set the world alight for investors'

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 14:18

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management comments on the latest US Q3 GDP figures, which show a 2.1 per cent rise… »

Mike Sell, Alquity

Myanmar's election promising for investors

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:38

The result of Myanmar’s election bodes well for investors says, Alquity’s head of Asian investments, Mike Sell (pictured)… »

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The South Korean private real estate market

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 08:26

Preqin’s Real Estate Online currently tracks 62 South Korea-based institutions that are actively investing in the real estate asset class, collectively representing USD2.5 trillion in total assets. »

Simon Brazier. Investec

Long-term investing in companies, not short-term trading in markets

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 09:55

Short-term volatility can create significant market inefficiencies that can be capitalised upon for longer-term gain, says Simon Brazier (pictured), Portfolio Manager of the Investec UK Alpha Fund… »

Steve Davies, Jupiter

A golden age of travel

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 18:58

The latest market commentary from Jupiter’s Steve Davies… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

UK economy not exactly a steam train

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 13:34

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO of Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the latest UK inflation figure of -0.1 per cent… »

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