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Equities: taking the long view

Giles Parkinson - 12 APR 2017

The stock market is frequently, sometimes justifiably, seen as the epitome of short-termism. There are plenty of instances where the opposite is true, although accurately assessing companies’ long-term prospects is not straightforward, writes Giles Parkinson.

Global Equities


Intervention or benign neglect: what’s driving the digital payment revolution?

- 06 APR 2017

The digital payment revolution is gathering pace across the globe, posing a major threat to companies that have dominated the payments and banking landscape for many years.

Global Equities Fixed income


UK economy: into the great unknown

Stewart Robertson - 30 MAR 2017

After Theresa May on March 29 formally notified the European Union (EU) of Britain’s intention to withdraw from the bloc, we consider the prospects for the country’s economy.

Economic research Brexit UK


Birmingham – a driver of growth in the knowledge-based economy

Chris Urwin - 30 MAR 2017

Birmingham is well-positioned to exploit the change in the role of cities as economic drivers, with demand for space in the office market likely to remain robust.

Real estate UK


Bond volatility: all aboard the big dipper?

- 28 MAR 2017

Since the financial crisis, bond volatility has fallen to historic lows. But changes to the structure of the fixed-income markets suggest volatility could be set for a comeback, creating risks and opportunities for investors.

Global Fixed income


Fixed income: the debt disconnect

Chris Higham - 27 MAR 2017

As the mountainous scale of global debt continues to climb, investors are advised to heed the lessons of the past, argues Chris Higham.

Global Fixed income


Where next in the search for income?

Nick Samouilhan - 27 MAR 2017

Although the hunt for income remains intense, it is still possible to find good opportunities, says Nick Samouilhan.

Sustainable incomes Global Multi-strategy