Draghi QE move makes European equities ‘standout opportunity’

The ECB’s decision to expand quantitative easing means European equities are “a standout opportunity”, especially against US and UK equities, but the uncertain global economic outlook remains a headwind for the region, experts say. There is still a debate over how effective QE has been for the real economy in Europe, with president Mario Draghi […]


Can emerging markets weather the China storm?

Emerging markets have significantly underperformed their developed counterparts over the last one, three and five years. Year-to-date to the end of October, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has fallen 9.5 per cent in US dollar terms, while the MSCI World index for developed country stocks has returned 0.3 per cent. Emerging market equities continue to […]


Former PM Gordon Brown to join Pimco

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to join the board of asset manager Pimco as an adviser. He will attend board meetings – chaired by former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke – and make a speech at the firm’s annual ‘secular forum’, the Financial Times reports. Pimco would not disclose how much it will pay […]

Wells Street Journal: Pensions minister’s mystery admirer

Valentine’s Day is months away but pensions minister Ros Altmann already has a secret admirer, WSJ can reveal. A search on Twitter will quickly reveal the consumer champion turned state pension scapegoat has some outspoken critics. But is is not all doom and gloom for the embattled Tottenham baroness. During Money Marketing’s exclusive interview at […]


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