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While US interest rates have started to rise since 2015, the Fed has not been in a hurry to hike interest rates because inflation has been low, due to structural forces, despite the healthy economy. It has also announced plans to shrink its balance sheet though adopting a gradual approach that will extend until end-2025. […]

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UBS backs personalised advice with robo-service

Investment bank UBS is backing its strategy of providing personalised recommendations and advice through its robo-advice website, not just guidance. While the regulator is yet to finalise its definitions of advice and guidance for online investment platforms, UBS says it is “confident” it has got it right. The Smart Wealth app, which was launched earlier […]

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Emerging markets 2018: A renewed credit cycle?

Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune Given the significant discount of emerging market assets to developed market and the economic and earnings growth premium available, emerging markets look set to continue to outperform developed peers and regain much of the considerable underperformance experienced in the highly atypical period of 2010-2016. Read more here […]

2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors: How is investor behaviour rewriting the job description for financial professionals?

Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]

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