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  1. June 23, 2013

    Time to end bank-lending status quo

    “When in doubt, launch another banking review,” is the kind of advice you would expect from Sir Humphrey Appleby, civil...

  2. March 31, 2013

    Pru plans foray into UK rented housing

    The Prudential is to become the first UK institutional investor to enter the UK rented housing market in recent times,...

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    Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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  1. September 30, 2012

    JPMorgan snaps up Europe mortgage bonds

    JPMorgan has snapped up three quarters of the first European commercial mortgage bond launched since the financial crisis in...

  2. June 3, 2012

    BoE gains £50bn from QE schemes

    The Bank of England has made a profit of almost £50bn to date from its quantitative easing programme, according to estimates...

  3. May 18, 2012

    Come rain or shine

    Will the erratic British weather upset even the expert exhibitors at Chelsea? First, they had the extraordinary heat and...

  4. May 6, 2012

    M&G attracts record £3.2bn

    M&G is hoovering up investors’ assets in the UK, as it raked in record amounts during the first quarter. The insurer-owned...

  5. May 4, 2012

    US firms rule the roost in Europe

    The four best-selling fund firms in Europe have more than just a few things in common. Each boasts significant scale, a...

  6. May 2, 2012

    M&G in £266m property financing deal

    M&G, the fund management arm of the UK insurer Prudential, is set to complete one of the largest commercial property...

  7. April 15, 2012

    The Bank and the bond vigilantes

    Central bank regime change is a hot topic for Jim Leaviss of M&G and a major consideration in the asset allocation decisions...

  8. April 11, 2012

    Fidelity fights to keep on course

    There is something swan-like about Fidelity Worldwide Investment, the privately held company that manages $212bn of savings...

  9. March 16, 2012

    100-year gilts given short shrift

    Issuing gilts with a 100-year term, or “perpetual” debt with no maturity date, would allow the government to lock in to low...

  10. March 16, 2012

    Yields high enough to make you a convert

    Mention convertibles to most investors and they’d think you were talking about soft-top cars. But in the US, the reaction...

  11. March 12, 2012

    Drastic funding transfusions risk leaving banks hooked

    A four-letter word has cast a powerful spell over debt capital markets this year: LTRO. The European Central Bank’s...

  12. March 12, 2012

    Bond market: How true is the mantra ‘governments bad, companies good’?

    The introduction of credit risk into government bonds through the Greek debt crisis and the eurozone’s woes led many...

  13. March 2, 2012

    Investors remain cautious of income risk

    High-yield bond funds will generate the highest level of income for investors who need regular pay-outs from their Isas –...

  14. February 29, 2012

    UK study questions liquidity claims of HFT

    A majority of British asset managers, pension funds and corporate treasurers polled in a UK government-sponsored study are...

  15. February 24, 2012

    Volatility reprieves ‘dog’ funds

    Last year’s stock-market volatility enabled more than 100 serially underperforming funds to avoid a third consecutive year...

  16. February 12, 2012

    M&G top UK retail brand in 2011

    M&G was the bestselling UK retail fund brand in 2011 for the third consecutive year, according to the Pridham Report. The...

  17. February 6, 2012

    Avanti secures financing for third satellite

    Avanti Communications is planning to become one of very few space-related companies listed on the main market of the London...

  18. February 6, 2012

    M&G steps up purchases of prime property

    M&G has spent £1bn buying high-quality supermarkets, offices and hotels since the start of the financial crisis. The fund...

  19. January 30, 2012

    Aviva Investors looks to core strengths

    When some of the oldest names in UK insurance merged to create what became known as Aviva, part of the plan was to build its...

  20. January 3, 2012

    Asset managers hope 2012 will be brighter

    “Let’s hope for a better 2012,” said the head of one of the world’s biggest bank-owned asset managers as Christmas loomed....

  21. December 18, 2011

    3i set to make bid for Edinburgh airport

    3i Group has joined institutional investors to launch a bid for Edinburgh Airport, which has been put up for sale by BAA,...

  22. December 4, 2011

    New funds: December 5

    ● T Rowe Price has expanded its fixed income offering by introducing a European High Yield Bond strategy. The strategy...

  23. November 28, 2011

    Pension funds need convincing on infrastructure

    George Osborne, UK finance minister, has made much of pension funds backing infrastructure projects. The idea has become an...

  24. November 24, 2011

    High grade corporate debt feels euro heat

    Highly rated bonds sold by European companies have provided a relatively safe haven for investors fleeing riskier assets for...

  25. November 15, 2011

    Eurozone bonds hit by mass sell-off

    Eurozone bond markets suffered a mass sell-off on Tuesday as investor fears spread beyond Italy and Spain to triple A-rated...

  26. November 14, 2011

    Investors doubt Monti can turn the tide for Italy

    If European leaders expected the Super Mario Bros to come to the rescue of post-Berlusconi Italy, bond markets disappointed...

  27. October 18, 2011

    Q&A: Impact of rising inflation

    News that the official inflation measure, the consumer prices index, soared in September to 5.2 per cent, will come as a...

  28. October 12, 2011

    TPG Capital in biofuel joint venture

    TPG Capital is backing M&G, an Italian engineering and chemicals company, in a joint venture to produce what it says is a...

  29. October 7, 2011

    QE is the last resort, but will it work?

    On Wednesday, fund manager M&G held an inflation conference. It featured Andrew Sentance, former member of the Bank of...

  30. October 5, 2011

    New lenders move to fill gap left by ailing banks

    Imagining a world without banks might be the stuff of populist dreams. But for some it is not just a real possibility – it...

  31. October 2, 2011

    How best to tackle the threat of rising costs?

    The cruel combination of rising inflation and sluggish economic growth creates a perilous situation for investors. Indeed,...

  32. September 27, 2011

    European banks innovate with bonds to fill funding gap

    Europe’s banks are seeking increasingly creative ways to finance themselves as they attempt to make up for a dearth of...

  33. September 25, 2011

    In search of ‘safe’ currencies

    As fears surrounding the eurozone debt crisis increase, the threat of contagion to sterling has caused M&G Investments’ Mike...

  34. September 23, 2011

    Who is to blame for this mess? Everyone...

    A pretty cutting note from Jim Leaviss, head of retail fixed interest at M&G this morning. He poses the (currently...

  35. September 4, 2011

    Securities lending: kept from view

    Fund managers stand accused of failing to disclose vital information about the risks they are taking with investors’ money...

  36. August 8, 2011

    Global investors run from equities

    US shares tumbled in their biggest falls since the peak of the financial crisis as a global growth scare caused investors to...

  37. August 7, 2011

    M&G still top UK fund manager

    M&G Investments consolidated its position as the top-selling UK fund manager in the second quarter, as risk-averse investors...

  38. August 2, 2011

    Rush for safety sends core debt yields tumbling

    When benchmark German and US bond yields were last at their current low levels, the Federal Reserve had just launched its...

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