The manager of the Artemis Strategic Assets Fund explains why he is holding onto his (expensive) bond shorts and unusually is keen to buy equities.
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A vote for the UK to exit the European Union could do “severe regional and global damage”, says the IMF, as it downgrades its global growth forecast for the second time this year. A vote for Brexit at the June referendum would disrupt established trading relationships and add to political strains in Europe stemming from the Syrian […]
The end of pension commission has arrived and the world for corporate advisers has fundamentally changed forever. This will have a more profound effect on corporate advisers than RDR or sunset clause has on their private wealth peers. Acting as a “broker” to distribute other people’s products is not a sustainable business model. Corporate advisers […]
Nomura plans to shut its European equity operations in a cost cutting move that could see 1,000 jobs affected across the US and Europe, reports state. The Japanese brokerage business plans to shut its equity research, sales, trading and underwriting business in Europe, as well as cutting jobs in the US, Bloomberg reports. Nomura employs 3,433 staff in Europe […]
Artemis senior partner Mark Tyndall recognises the short-term ‘dangers’ for investors of a slowdown in China and beyond. But talk of volatility in developed markets is overstated, he says. Click here to watch video
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