Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
People have historically been reluctant to discuss mental health problems, given the stigma associated with them. But as we head towards Mental Health Awareness Week – the Mental Health Foundation’s annual campaign to promote awareness of mental wellbeing taking place on 16-22 May – attitudes are changing. In February, the Government responded to the recommendations […]
The Bank of England is having daily talks with banks in a bid to protect the financial system in the event the UK votes to leave the EU. Deputy governor Andrew Bailey, soon to be FCA chief executive, told a regulation conference all lenders were preparing contingency plans, according to The Times. Bailey said: “All […]
John Hailer, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, says the company is focused on the UK, which it sees as being one of the world’s largest wealth markets with an unrivalled understanding of investments and funds.
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has met with the FCA to discuss fee transparency in the asset management industry and will also be meeting with City minister Harriet Baldwin. He says: “This is not going away. You don’t need to look too far to see everything is more open, from hotels and restaurants to indeed political expenses.” […]
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