Are individuals with ‘disruptive’ talent worth the risk for fund managers?
It is becoming clear that retirees still do not feel equipped to make the right decisions about their retirement finances.
Much has been written about the causes and influences of the extreme China volatility but it is clear fundamentals played a significant role.
Company developments matter far more to the long-term investor than what happens to US interest rates or Chinese GDP growth in the next few weeks.
Despite plenty of specualtion, the Federal Open Market Committee left interest rates unchanged last month. So are we likely to see a trend for interest rate rises anytime soon?
While a devaluation of the renminbi will help Chinese exports, a continued devaluation would do more harm than good, say experts.
July saw the first outflows from bond funds, losing $600m (£383m) in the month alone, according to Lipper.
The structural reforms proposed by Abe have been harder to realise, as Japan suffers from China market fallouts.
The stockmarket link could replicate the existing Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect programme.
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The group is considering active funds and ‘smart beta’ strategies.
BlackRock’s Christofel is keen to stand out from the large crowd when it comes to the new pension freedom rules.