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The point of impact

Stephanie Sotiriou, senior investment manager and ethical specialist at TAM Asset Management, talks to Adviser-Hub about impact investing and how advisers should position with clients.

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As the China/US trade war escalates, what will bring it to an end?

The US/China trade war accelerated again this week. China retaliated with a further $60bn of tariffs on US goods, following Donald Trump’s announcement of a further $200bn in tariffs on Chinese goods

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Square Mile Brexit Survey

Ahead of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, Square Mile are reviewing UK equity options in our Managed Portfolio Service and considering funds sensitivity to the potential outcomes.

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Video: Kung-Fu and swimming with sharks

To deliver better outcomes for clients, Fidelity Multi Asset draws on the team’s length and breadth of experience with a focus on fundamental research. Individuals with very diverse backgrounds work together with a clear philosophy and process to provide a range of client solutions. Learn more about the team than you thought possible in this short video.

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BVTV: 10 years after Lehman, still holding on?

Last Saturday marked exactly 10 years since Lehman Brothers went bust. Are we still suffering the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis that followed?

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The pace of change

A messy week in the retail sector should remind investors that structural change is a prolonged and difficult process.

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Voice and exit: using engagement as a force for change

Investors often come under pressure to divest from companies. But engagement can be a more effective way to bring about positive change, argues Steve Waygood.

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Video: Emerging markets: Will dollar strength derail the recovery?

Ewan Thompson explains why dollar strength is an important indicator for emerging markets, which have weathered the recent volatility well.

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Mind the (US-Germany yield) gap

The gap between the 10-year yields of US and German government bonds has steadied at elevated levels after a long period of widening. We see room for modest widening of this spread, a barometer of the relative long-term growth outlook and interest rate expectations in the two economies. Why? We see better long-term growth prospects and a faster pace of monetary policy normalisation in the US.

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Brexit affects investor sentiment

Gilt yields declined during most of August, but rallied towards the end of the month amid speculation that BoE Governor Mark Carney might be requested to stay on beyond the end his term as Governor to help facilitate oversee the post-Brexit transition. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond warned that a no-deal Brexit could cut the UK’s economic growth by 7.7% over 15 years.

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