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Aberdeen withdraws bid for asset manager on €3.5bn price tag

Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert says the firm withdrew from its bid for Pioneer Global Asset Management because the €3.5bn price was too high. Gilbert says the firm is now looking for other acquisitions, Bloomberg reports, after pulling out of the deal last week. Pioneer, which has assets under management of €220bn, is […]

Trump marks a turning point for fixed income

What an auspicious time to be writing about fixed income. The UK 10-year gilt yield almost touched an incredible 0.5 per cent in August after the Bank of England provided its monetary response to the EU referendum result. At the time of writing, the yield stands at 1.45 per cent, removing all the price gains […]

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Iain Anderson: Another political revolution in the making

He has done it. Nigel Farage has already called it the second “political revolution” of the year and Donald Trump himself said it would be Brexit “plus, plus, plus”. Whatever the words you choose, Trump’s election will certainly shake up world politics. The comparison with the Brexit vote is not entirely unreasonable. Yesterday the RealClearPolitics […]

Global energy: positioning for a recovery in the oil price Š

Richard Hulf explains how he and John Dodd have positioned the Artemis Global Energy Fund and where they are finding opportunities. Richard explains how he and John are changing the complexion of the fund to focus on the most efficient oil producers. As he tells journalist Alexis Xydias, in this environment of lower prices, he […]

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