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  1. December 6, 2013

    Risk of a European break-up has not magically disappeared

    Friends of mine in the American markets wonder why I spend so much time analysing and writing about Europe, especially as...

  2. November 1, 2013

    Rapid population ageing creates investment opportunities

    The race to the developed world’s demographic future is dominated by two contestants. One, hobbling along on a cane, would...

  1. August 30, 2013

    Why retail gold buyers are raising the bar

    Miss Prism: . . . Cecily, you will read your Political Economy in my absence. The chapter on the Fall of the Rupee you may...

  2. August 16, 2013

    Cocos: Ingenuity that’s proving too good to be true

    An awe inspiring level of ingenuity is being concentrated by capital markets experts on perfecting a product line of...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    The foreign-law distinction, Egypt and the emirate edition

    There’s one thing about how the Qataris have gone about protecting their $5.5bn or so lending in Egypt — and it’s a small...

  4. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2013

    Further reading: limits and crackdowns

    Monday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: Ghana’s China crackdown; will a modern Turkey emerge? How a Chinese hotel...

  5. FT Alphaville

    January 7, 2013

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Vanguard wins big in price war Vanguard smashed the asset management industry’s record...

  6. FT Alphaville

    December 16, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Uncertain future for custodians Three of custodian banks’ main businesses – foreign...

  7. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2012

    Tackling the two-headed monster of efficient markets theory and the principal-agent problem

    Being a traditional investor sucks, doesn’t it? You give your money to a fund manager, they charge fees and half the time...

  8. FT Alphaville

    December 9, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Backroom dealing exposed Large asset management groups appear to be routinely...

  9. FT Alphaville

    December 2, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Quant fund launches at record high Trend-following quantitative “black-box” hedge funds...

  10. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Delistings worry for managers Delistings from exchanges in Greece, Ireland and other...

  11. FT Alphaville

    November 4, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Small hedge funds hit by closures A rising number of small hedge funds, especially those...

  12. FT Alphaville

    October 28, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Few active funds stay at the top Investors that select an active fund manager because...

  13. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Fund selling is a rip off – consumers European fund distributors are “ripping off”...

  14. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Value of Nobles Crus wine fund questioned The wine fund, which is one of the world’s...

  15. FT Alphaville

    September 23, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm Investors force radical reshaping The proportion of funds owned by retail investors has...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. BlackRock hit by Vanguard price pressure Ferocious price competition by Vanguard is...

  17. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Sacking the manager not always wise Pension funds may replace underperforming managers...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 20, 2012

    Going for (long-run) Greek growth

    Troika negotiations drone on. Meanwhile: Click the chart to enlarge — courtesy of Gabriel Sterne of Exotix. That’s a near 60...

  19. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm Pensions turn back to stocks for income Rock bottom government bond yields are pushing...

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Offshore bank inflows post modest rise Europe’s embattled offshore private banking...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Brussels targets big bonuses Existing pay policies create incentives for fund managers...

  22. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Managers’ share of assets slips Although the level of financial assets in existence has...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. RPI revamp risks ruining linker returns Proposed changes to the calculation of UK...

  24. FT Alphaville

    May 30, 2012

    Spain, Bankia and the credibility problem

    Spain’s government has been left looking increasingly desperate/reckless/ineffective by its plans to rescue Bankia,...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm Donors hit by lower returns Companies that make political donations produce worse...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 13, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Investors frustrated by banks Institutional investors are lining up to buy the loan...

  27. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Funds gear up to build bridges European pension funds are preparing to unleash a wave of...

  28. FT Alphaville

    April 22, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Large groups score lower on efficiency Research shows that contrary to accepted wisdom,...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. New rules will decimate profits A tightening of the International Accounting Standards...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. EU rule may drive out hedge funds New regulations could force hedge funds out of the EU....

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. ECB loans could harm debt market There are fears among some that banks may reduce bond...

  32. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Funds focus on single EU market The cross-border fund sector has doubled its share of...

  33. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Managers ‘slipping on home turf’ Research finds fund managers are no better at making...

  34. FT Alphaville

    January 25, 2012

    There are official creditors, and there are "official" creditors

    The unstoppable force… “If the level of Greece’s privately held debt is not sufficiently renegotiated, then public...

  35. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Call for inquiry after losses at Arch Cru Industry figures and members of parliament are...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2011

    Whose PSI is it anyway?

    As regards private-sector involvement, we have made a major change in our doctrine: from now on we will strictly adhere to...

  37. FT Alphaville

    December 11, 2011

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Volcker rule dismays managers Under one interpretation of the Volcker rule it may become...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2011

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Active managers spark row The new DC Investment Forum claims passive funds may damage...

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