Expectations that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise interest rates have increased markedly following the October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, but what does this mean for bond investors?
With the UN Climate Change Conference under way in Paris, Simon Webber discusses how investors can benefit from the drive to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
The potential for higher interest rates in 2016 is unsettling some investors, but we believe the right real estate securities are supported by a number of other factors.
We review a turbulent year for the global economy which endured dramatic falls in the price of oil, geopolitical tension in Europe, a stockmarket crash in China and ends with the Federal Reserve considering raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
Economic and Strategy Viewpoint
In this month's Viewpoint our economists cut their global and European growth forecasts for 2016, examine the uneven recovery in emerging markets and look at what the risks are to the world economy.
While the macroeconomic outlook looks uncertain for global equities, Alex Tedder finds reasons to be bullish over individual companies, particularly those that specialise in disruptive technology and provide earnings power.
Black Friday should be the highlight of the year for retailers, a chance to drive the punters through their doors and out again via their cashiers filling the coffers along the way, but in reality is Black Friday causing more pain than profit for the retail sector?
2015 has been a challenging year for asset prices; however, following large swings in government bond yields and the recent stockmarket sell-off, many income sources are offering attractive yields again.