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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. »

Implications of the stamp duty rise on PRS investments

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:31

Following the government’s unexpected plan to raise stamp duty for all buy-to-rent properties, Philip Nell, Fund Director of the Vista UK Real Estate Fund, considers the wider context of the dec »

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Risks to China outlook intensify, says AB

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 10:55

Global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) says it remains optimistic about China’s long-term prospects, but warns that short-term risks in the policy arena and property market have intensified and “now turn on a knife-edge”. »

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… »

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance

Beneficial ownership agreement re-affirms commitment to combatting global financial crime

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:49

Geoff Cook (pictured), Jersey Finance CEO, comments on David Cameron’s announcement of an agreement by the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories to provide beneficial ownership information to the UK Government… »

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… »

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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… »

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‘Brexit’: A market risk for months to come

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 13:28

The British referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union (EU) is likely to weigh on UK markets for months to come, says Mike Amey, MD and portfolio manager at PIMCO… »

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