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Where to look for the best global equity income opportunities
With low interest rates holding down yield on traditional income sources, fund managers are divided on whether developed or emerging markets equities offer the best potentialBy Neal Underwood - 22 July 2015, 13:03
Derivatives: assisting angels or devils in disguise?
Structured products are sometimes rejected by investors because they make use of derivatives but so do an increasing range of widely accepted retail investments
DFMs make modifications to meet FCA review
The FCA’s thematic review of structured products has mainly been discussed in relation to the retail market, but it applies to DFMs too, and some are modifying their processes.
How structured investments and high-yield bonds compare
Despite their common potential for satisfying investors’ thirst for yield, there are more differences than similarities between structured investments and high-yield bonds
Age of uncertainty: government bond volatility shocks investors
Government bonds have become increasingly volatile amid changing expectations of inflation and rate rises, the Greek financial crisis and rumoured Chinese selling
Will regulation force structured products to become vanilla?
The FCA’s thematic review of structured products plus European regulation in the pipeline could tempt providers to opt for simplicity at the possible cost of innovation
Can investors trust property indices?
It is difficult to measure property funds’ performance when indices often do not include frictional costs, which in this sector are considerable.
50 shades of green: do ethical bonds live up to their name?
The fast-growing market for green bonds has yet to define what green means, and advisers’ concerns over liquidity and risk could stifle progress in the retail space
Structured products v absolute return funds
There are many similarities between structured products and absolute return funds, so why have the latter been so much more widely accepted?
DFMs or direct: how to access institutional structured products
Retail structured products are only one part of the market and some advisers are using discretionary fund managers to access institutional vehicles.