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    1. 7 hours ago

      UBS wealth arm considers launching robo-advice

      UBS Wealth Management is looking “with interest” at offering its clients automated, robo-advice as the industry...

    2. February 9, 2016

      ‘Risk parity’ strategy shows strain

      Last year was a terrible one for “risk parity”, once one of the hottest strategies in the investment world, as losses...

    1. February 8, 2016

      Core long-term bond yields heading lower

      Going negative has profound implications for investors and financial markets. Nearly $6tn of core government bonds sold...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Global funds retreat from South Korean shares

      North Korea’s missile launch, not long after its first hydrogen bomb test, may be the focus of attention on the Korean...

    3. February 7, 2016

      High-flying fund managers in demand from family offices

      Working as a wealth manager for the super-rich was once seen as a career cul-de-sac. But high-flying City fund managers...

    4. February 5, 2016

      Fund flows favour Treasuries over equities

      US stock funds were hit with a fresh wave of redemptions over the last week as investors rushed into haven assets,...

    5. February 3, 2016

      Cyber criminals focus on the super-wealthy

      Cyber criminals are trawling through wealth managers’ websites as well as social media networks to target the...

    6. February 3, 2016

      Risk of US recession back on the agenda for markets

      The risk of a US recession is back on the agenda, and rapidly moving towards the top of it. As the year turned, with...

    7. February 3, 2016

      Wealth managers hire Donkey Kong coders to woo millennials

      Magic jewels, power bars or golden nuggets are the conventional objects of desire for the video game devotee. But...

    8. February 3, 2016

      What a US election year means for global investors

      I’ve been struck when I travel these days by global investors’ focus on, even nervousness about, the US election. Their...

    9. February 2, 2016

      UBS wealth management businesses hit by market turmoil

      UBS’s prized wealth management division and its ‘new’ investment bank suffered big earnings falls in the fourth...

    10. February 2, 2016

      UBS faces up to the good, bad and outflows

      How do you increase profits to their highest level since 2008 and still end up carrying the can for an 8 per cent fall...

    11. February 2, 2016

      Low returns will be new norm for investors, say wealth managers

      Wealthy investors must steel themselves for a potential halving in returns over the next few years as high bouts of...

    12. February 1, 2016

      Growth worries spur closer oil and equities relationship

      Traders in both the oil and equity markets have been blaming each other for their unsettling start to the year. Yet...

    13. February 1, 2016

      Bank shares look oversold

      Any postmortem on the terrible performance of the equity market in January has to focus on the financial sector....

    14. February 1, 2016

      UBS hires ex-Brevan Howard partner Vinay Pande for wealth arm

      UBS has hired a former Brevan Howard partner to advise its ultra-wealthy family office clients on the market impact of...

    15. January 25, 2016

      How human traders will beat the machines

      When Garry Kasparov sat down to play the IBM Deep Blue computer the Russian chess grandmaster believed he had...

    16. January 22, 2016

      Impatient investors head for the exits

      Violent deaths for felines are metaphorically useful for physicists and stock traders alike. Schrödinger locked them in...

    17. January 21, 2016

      St James’s Place recruits help drive inflows beyond forecasts

      St James’s Place shrugged off continued stock market volatility and a slowdown in China with forecast-beating fund...

    18. January 20, 2016

      Global index slides into bear market territory

      The global equity rout accelerated on Wednesday, sending the FTSE All-World index into bear market territory for part...

    19. January 19, 2016

      Passive investors are good corporate stewards

      The rise of passive managers continues unabated. The latest numbers show that 2015 was an even better year for them in...

    20. January 18, 2016

      Cooler heads will prevail even as markets panic

      Markets in the first weeks of 2016 were unexpectedly violent. After one of the worst starts for equities on record, I...

    21. January 15, 2016

      Doom mongers have their day in the sun as markets turn

      Almost 900 professional investors crammed into a Grosvenor Square ballroom this week for one of the stranger events in...

    22. January 14, 2016

      Investors look for China bargains in Hong Kong

      According to trader gossip, the global market rollercoaster triggered by China was considered so serious the...

    23. January 13, 2016

      Markets in for slower and bumpier climb

      Markets favour clarity and while clarity seems easy with hindsight, it’s rarely as stress-free when looking ahead. It’s...

    24. January 11, 2016

      Not the time for catching a falling knife

      Investors had many reasons to approach 2016 with a sense of trepidation. A tumultuous opening week to the year, with...

    25. January 8, 2016

      Dogs that didn’t bark spark markets worry

      What next? This was by almost any measure the worst start to the year for world markets since records began. China,...

    26. January 8, 2016

      The art of contrarian investing is in the . . . timing

      To be successful as an investor requires making money. To be celebrated, however, and have Christian Bale play you in...

    27. January 8, 2016

      City Insider: PwC gears up to replace chairman Powell

      PwC: short list, long process The partners of PwC in London are gearing up to pick a new leader. Ian Powell is stepping...

    28. January 6, 2016

      Market mayhem a prelude to difficult year

      The new year has started with sound and fury, but it may signify little or nothing. Or, to be more precise, it may...

    29. January 4, 2016

      Commodity exposure in 2016 requires care

      Having serially disappointed investors for a while, commodities could well offer investors one of the most compelling...

    30. January 3, 2016

      Edward Jones shakes up US mutual funds industry

      A new entrant in the US mutual fund industry pulled in more money in 2015 than powerhouse brands including Fidelity,...

    31. January 1, 2016

      Alternative assets loom as best bet

      At last, 2016 is here. It is now incumbent on this column to suggest what investors should do to position themselves...

    32. January 1, 2016

      ‘Fangs’ limit energy damage for S&P 500

      Highflying technology companies, a slumping energy sector and record deal activity were the dominant forces behind US...

    33. December 19, 2015

      Wealth managers must fight harder for next generation of clients

      Wealth managers need to sharpen up if they are to retain the next generation of affluent families as clients, a report...

    34. December 18, 2015

      US central bank policy and the spectre of 1998

      History never repeats, but there are some intriguing parallels between the global macroeconomic environment in 1997 to...

    35. December 17, 2015

      Hedge funds cut fees to stem client exodus

      Many hedge funds are cutting fees and negotiating with investors to trim some of their hefty costs and avert...

    36. December 15, 2015

      Asia leads boom in female billionaires

      More women are becoming billionaires than ever before, driven by a marked rise in the number of female Asian...

    37. December 14, 2015

      Jittery emerging markets await US policy fallout

      Should the US Federal Reserve raise interest rates on Wednesday, investors will hardly be able to claim they had not...

    38. December 9, 2015

      Wealth managers giving unsuitable advice, warns City watchdog

      Around six in 10 customers of UK wealth managers and private banks are receiving unsuitable advice, the UK financial...

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