First published in FT Adviser blog, 23rd May.
Let’s shake things up – how about I tell you that the age-old theory that risk rewards the brave is all nonsense?
It has been a tempestuous year for markets. Since last April, when the FTSE broke the psychologically important 7,000 barrier, the slowdown in China, speculation over the pending interest rate rise and August’s pivotal Black Monday sell off, have coalesced to create a challenging environment for fund selectors and portfolio managers looking to protect and grow their client’s investments. It is therefore unsurprising that multi-asset and absolute return funds have seen such a surge in interest.
The recent decision by the European Commission to delay the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) until January 2018 has been welcomed with open arms.
FE runs through what all that you need to know on Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU) (“MiFID II”).
Using the FE’s unique Analytics Market Intel (MI) tool, we take a look at the top 10 funds advisers were buying and selling in October.
If knowledge is power, then in our modern technological times, data is surely king. Everywhere we look, we see marketeers and retailers alike harnessing the power of data to understand the consumer.