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.
HSBC is to cut more than 800 jobs as the lender shifts focus to its India, China and Poland business following a major restructuring plan. The cuts will see 840 IT staff affected in London, Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham. The move forms part of HSBC’s previously announced three-year plan to cut 8,000 jobs in the […]
Transferring out of a final salary pension scheme has long been seen as a taboo by many in the industry. But the issue has been thrown into much greater focus since the pension freedoms were introduced. This is partly because many schemes are offering transfer values higher than the historical average but also as a […]
In April the European Central Bank dripfed investors more details about its corporate bond buying programme, which had caught the market by surprise when it was announced a month earlier. Whether or not the expanded €80bn-a-month asset-buying programme, which already includes government debt and mortgage-backed notes, will achieve its aim of boosting the real economy, corporate […]
Daniel Nicholas, Product Manager of the Harris Associates Global Concentrated Equity Fund, discusses the main challenges and issues facing global equity investors in 2016.
Content supplied by Loomis, Sayles & Company — an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management For mutual fund investors and managers of large pensions or endowments, a major challenge is to identify those portfolio managers who are most likely to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in the future. Understanding how an investment philosophy informs a manager’s decision […]
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Latest statistics show personal pensions, in particular, get a bad rap The recently published preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics’ Wealth and Assets Survey make for interesting reading with regards to how people view pension savings and how safe they are. The next round of this survey will be even more interesting in light […]
Beaufort Group is planning to add three more firms to its network with one deal expected to finalise next week. Chief executive Andrew Bennett says the other two small to medium-sized firms are expected to join “imminently”. In January, Beaufort Group added Statehouse Group as an appointed representative. The firm is now called Beaufort Financial […]
Significant gilt weightings continue to be recommended, despite concerning signals on their risk Government bonds play a pivotal role in a balanced portfolio; there are very few assets that provide the diversification benefits gilts can bring. So often over the last 30 years, when equity markets have zigged, bond markets have zagged, thereby smoothing return […]