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Credit Agricole Asset Management sees Eastern promise

Asian economies show signs of promise and could be set for a resurgence, according to Credit Agricole Asset Management.

CAAM&#39s latest investment report shows strong growth since September. By the end of November the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index was up 19 per cent, compared to 8.78 for the MSCI World index.

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Lives: Kensington,West London and SouthamptonBorn: April 25, 1954Age: 47Education and qualifications: Portsmouth High School, Degree in Economics Politics French and German from Loughborough University of Technology Career to date: Hambro Life, Arbuthnot Latham, Framlington 1985-1996 managing director of Unit Trusts, 1995-6 Deputy Chairman of Autif then communications director 1997 to present. Career ambition:”To have it […]

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Widows&#39 renewal clause angers IFAs

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Tech winners keep on winning

By Ali Unwin, chief technology officer & fund manager, Neptune Artificial intelligence, driverless cars, big data. As technological advancements – and disruption – increasingly dominate headlines, Ali Unwin sets out six key themes he is watching in 2017. Read more Important Information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance […]

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