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15OCT 2019

How damaging are the latest interest rate cuts for European banks?

We take a look at how low or negative interest rates affect the banking sector and explain why some banks are worse hit than others.

2019

SEPTEMBER

30SEP 2019

Economics

How do presidential impeachments affect markets?

As US President Donald Trump faces fresh impeachment calls, we look at whether such inquiries in the past have moved markets.

26SEP 2019

Markets

Investors’ great expectations: Can private assets deliver against high hopes?

Investors are asking a lot from private assets as traditional asset classes look stretched. We find out if they can deliver.

19SEP 2019

Markets

How do you invest in the global energy transition?

Over the next 30 years, the world’s energy system will shift from one based on fossil fuels to one dominated by renewable electricity. We examine the investment opportunity.

18SEP 2019

Markets

Fixing the PRIIP Key Information Document

PRIIPs are supposed to be transparent and easy to understand, but owing to poorly designed regulation this is not the case. Here we look at some of the ways the regulation could be improved.

17SEP 2019

Markets

Fallen angels: why passive investors may face greater risks

Passive corporate bond investors could face significant losses when the next economic downturn hits. Active managers, however, have more flexibility and should be able to manage these risks more efficiently.

12SEP 2019

Markets

The surprising diversity of bond markets

The extent of the diversity of global fixed income markets, and the scope for achieving strong returns while managing risk, may be underappreciated by investors.

05SEP 2019

Markets

Monthly markets review - August 2019

A look back at markets in August when shares declined and bonds outperformed amid rising concerns over the outlook for growth.