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'From the experts' brings you the views and opinions of the industry's leaders, economists, asset allocators, fund managers and sales and product development experts. Topics include the outlook for different asset classes and markets as well as insights into the background and future development of products and distribution channels.

Square Mile:

Broomer’s blog: Pedalling harder just as the brakes are being applied

Jason Broomer

It is almost 10 years since the financial crisis and the long drawn out recovery finally appears to be on a self-sustaining path.

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Baillie Gifford:

The Future - Utopia or Dystopia?

Baillie Gifford

Progress in artificial intelligence (AI) has been phenomenal. Deep learning, in particular, has allowed machines to learn through data and experience rather than on the back of pre-programed models...

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TalkingEconomics: The UK wage puzzle continues

While employment is at a record high, wage growth remains anaemic. Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist, says the Bank of England is likely to keep interest rates on hold.

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Reaping the benefits of asymmetric returns

Reaping the benefits of asymmetric returns

The M&G Global Convertibles Fund was launched on 13 July 2007. During the subsequent 10-year period, fund manager Léonard Vinville and his team have successfully navigated through what, at times, have been very turbulent waters.

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Square Mile:

Talking Point: Income

Square Mile | Victoria Hasler

Victoria Hasler, Head of Research at Square Mile explains how we should be thinking about income and where we can find it.

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Observations on the French election


Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in the French presidential election and will face each other in the final round on May 7. The result is essentially a consensus outcome as Macron and Le Pen have led in the polls since February.

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Invesco Perpetual:

Opportunities in emerging markets

Invesco Perpetual 

Lewis Aubrey-Johnson of Invesco Perpetual examines Emerging Market debt and explains why the group is launching a dedicated emerging market bond fund.

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Three investing themes for the second quarter

Richard Turnill

Global chief investment strategist Richard Turnill shares three interrelated themes that are likely to shape investing this quarter.

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Janus Henderson Investors

The year ahead: Growth, politics and inflation return

Paul O’Connor, Head of Multi-Asset at Henderson Global Investors, reviews 2016’s lessons, and details the key themes that investors should prepare for in 2017. He explains which areas of the market look most and least appealing from a cross-asset perspective.

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2017: Better than expected


From a macro perspective, Philip Saunders, co-head of Multi-Asset at Investec Asset Management, believes 2017 is positioned to be a memorable year, with global growth exceeding rather than disappointing consensus expectations for a change.

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Fixed income insight:


Invesco's fixed income team talks credit in its latest update for investors.

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Economists' Corner

Keith WadeThe latest data points to slowing momentum although the underlying picture seems more encouraging, says Keith Wade, Chief Economist at Schroders.
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John GreenwoodInvesco Perpetual’s chief economist John Greenwood gives his annual economic outlook 2017.
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Lucy o'CarrollLucy O’Carroll, chief economist – investment solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management, looks at the other side of the equation: fiscal policy in response to monetary policy measures catching all the headlines. 
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