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Brexit: Perspectives from the technology sector

Investment Insights from Silicon Valley. The latest views from Allianz Global Investors and Walter Price, lead manager at Allianz Technology Trust – August 2016.

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By Mike Riddell The moves in gilts in August were truly exceptional. Volatility in the gilt market (based off 10-year gilt futures) has soared to close to the highest levels seen this millennium, on a par with the eurozone debt crisis of 2011/12 and behind only the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The first distortion […]

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