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Fund managers see Europe as safe haven

Fund managers say European funds are set to perform strongly this year according to a survey from the investment fund service Keydata.

Fund managers from HSBC, Invesco, Investec, Old Mutual and Threadneedle say with the slowdown in the US economy many investors are now turning their attention to Europe as a safe haven.

They say Europe has a good chance of being the market of the first decade of the new millennium just like Japan was in the 1980s and the US was in the 1990s.


The long and short of bonds

Last week, we started our discussion of the main asset classes and their correlation with each other by looking at money on deposit or “cash”. We continue by moving on to fixed-interest Government securities. These include permanent interestbearing securities (issued by building societies), corporate bonds (issued by companies primarily for the purpose of considering mainstream […]

Scottish Widows stakes its claim on pension market

Perdisatt says: “The offer of external fund links within the overall one per cent cap on charges is a good feature. The plan also has good supporting product literature and I applaud its clarity.”Turning to the other side of the coin and looking at the shortcomings of the plan, the panel is split, with Pack […]

Exeter&#39s four Isa stages of man man

Exeter Fund Managers is offering an Isa designed to appeal to any investor, no matter what their age or investment expectations. The Chameleon Lifestages Isa allows investors to choose from nine unit trusts designed to suit their investment requirements at different stages of their life. Stage one of the Lifestage Isa is aimed at younger […]

Aon plants a tree for employers

Aon Consulting is producing a decision tree for employers to help them prepare for the introduction of stakeholder. It hopes the tree will help employers decide whether to have a stakeholder scheme running alongside an existing scheme or to change existing arrangements to remove the need to offer stakeholder. The tree, featured in Aon&#39s quarterly […]

Seeking quality in uncertain markets

By Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager In uncertain times, investors naturally seek safety. But in fixed income markets, what does that really mean? Ewan McAlpine outlines the approach RLAM’s Fixed Income Team will be adopting across its credit funds in response to potentially volatile markets this year. Click here for full article


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