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Proxy voting: the hallmark of active ownershipSubscription

Mon, 17 Jul 2017Updated: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

In the 1950s institutional investors owned less than 8% of US public equities by market capitalisation; this figure had grown to nearer 67% in the past decade. 

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UK real estate market commentary: June 2017Subscription

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

The sharp depreciation in sterling since last year’s Brexit vote has pushed up inflation to almost 3% and cut real incomes and consumer spending. While a lower exchange rate ought to boost exports, UK exports have so far been flat, possibly because foreign buyers are concerned about future tariffs. 

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China-US détente eases investor fearsSubscription

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

International investors have greater opportunity to benefit from China’s continued rise. 

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The beginning of India’s transformationSubscription

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Events in 2017 confirm that that India is at a turning point, with Narenda Modi’s reformist BJP party winning a sweeping victory in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

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IPE Investment Manager Expectations Indicator double blackarrow

Each month IPE surveys around 100 asset managers with one or more European segregated mandates for their predictions for equities, bonds and currency markets in the next 6 to 12 months

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When fewer than one in 10 respondents expects something to happen, it is hard to accept it could happen. There is an increased number of such instances in the most recent IPE Asset Manager Expectations poll....read more

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Economic Insights: February 2017
Recession; it follows an expansion as the economy encounters constraints, inflation rises, and the Fed hikes interest rates. A recovery follows a recession and begins a new era of better growth, mild inflation, and stock market gains....read more

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The nimble and the quick: Success in the future of asset management
Being nimble in the asset management industry means having the organizational agility to adjust to markets and client needs efficiently and cost effectively. For passive managers, scale and low fees will continue to be the point of competition. For active managers, clients will require access to a diverse set of niche asset classes to provide alpha atop their passive core portfolio’s beta exposure....read more


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Outsmarting Smart Beta: ESG Integration

Wed, 21 Jun 2017Updated: Tue, 4 Jul 2017

One of the strongest growth areas in recent investment management, smart beta strategies, have now firmly established their standing between the traditional pillars of active management and market cap weighted passive investments.

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Video: Economic Midyear OutlookVideo

Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Markus Schomer, CFA, Chief Economist, on surprises the global economy has served up, and why 2017 may be the year where growth cycles become more synchronized.

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    Closing date: 2017-07-24.

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    Asset class: Small & Mid Cap Equity (Active).
    Asset region: Switzerland.
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    Closing date: 2017-07-31.

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    Asset class: Small & Mid Cap Equity (Passive).
    Asset region: Switzerland.
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    Closing date: 2017-07-31.

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