Interest rates affect the prices of structured products through the call and put options, and more importantly, the zero coupon bonds they are made of, writes Nev Godley of Morgan Stanley.
Peter Ewins believes new US small-cap manager Nish Patel will fill the shoes of Robert Siddles and has confidence in the team running F&C Global Smaller Companies.
Chancellor George Osborne has a black hole exceeding £20 billion in the public finances, meaning the UK could face an additional year of austerity before the government’s books are out of the red, according to the Financial Times.
Perception of the poor performance of emerging market debt is split, with some seeing discouraging fundamentals, and others a knee-jerk reaction.
Strong performers abound in the UK Smaller Companies sector, which has had a stunning post-2008 crash run, but one manager stands out. Click through to find out more, and learn about our new analysis tool Citywire Discovery.
After Hargreaves Lansdown revealed the 27 funds for its Wealth 150+ last weekend, it was asked to explain its choices. Click through the gallery to see what qualities the discount broker looks for in a fund.
Shares move higher ahead of statement by the European Central Bank on interest rates.
Eight funds have been added and seven removed in our bi-annual review of Citywire Selection.
FTSE 100 slips lower as caution remains about the fall-out of Russia's aggression towards Ukraine.
Cost is key when choosing passives for Douglas McIntyre of Loch Fyne Financial, who also prefers to wait patiently and monitor a fund rather than plunging in when it is launched.
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