Large penalties imposed on American banks, like Citi, JPMorgan and Bank of America, have refocused attention on an old problem: should shareholders bear the brunt of bank personnel’s misdoings or should CEOs and high level executives be directly punished?
With the S&P 500 reaching successive new highs over recent days and the FTSE 100 flirting with doing likewise, this should be cause for celebration. The trouble is, it just does not feel that way.
Combining a package of structured products that might include defensive, geared, growth and kick-out investments, can create a valuable ‘mini’ strategy within an overall investment portfolio.
Volatility is alive and well. It has moved home and can be seen driving rotations between stock characteristics.
The global economy is further down the recovery road than people think, says Schroders’ Marcus Brookes, who is already prepared for the aftermath. He speaks to Philip Scott
The strength of government bond markets has surprised many this year.
As it approaches its next phase of thematic review, the FCA has discovered that many firms’ approach to disclosure was “going into a restaurant and being asked to order without being allowed to see the menu or the price list”.
Sterling-denominated funds investing UK and European equities have beaten the index by much more comfortable margins than their rivals on the continent, although performance further from home was much more disappointing.
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Hooked on investment at 13, the Artemis Global Income fund manager revels in the competitiveness of the ‘game’
”We are now five years-plus post-Lehman and a lot of people are already forgetting the lessons”