Economy

Brexit decision shoves risk to forefront

Brexit decision shoves risk to forefront

The second quarter of 2016 was dominated by Brexit, both before and after the U.K. voted June 23 to leave the European Union.

July 25, 2016
Retirement security at top of wish lists for next president

Retirement security at top of wish lists for next president

No matter who wins the White House in November, the next administration will have to do more to advance retirement security, a number of experts said.

July 25, 2016
Data, analytics grow in importance amid slow markets — report

Data, analytics grow in importance amid slow markets — report

Money managers' future success will soon depend on significantly increasing their capabilities in advanced data and analytics at a time when market growth is not a given, a report from Boston...

July 25, 2016

Risk-parity managers say they can live with bond bear market

Chinese investors could be set to take their first serious look at risk parity just as the end of a multidecade bull market in sovereign bonds threatens to undermine the strategy's potential returns.

July 25, 2016
Markets calm in Brexit aftermath — S&P Dow Jones

Markets calm in Brexit aftermath — S&P Dow Jones

Calm has been restored in most financial markets, with the VIX falling to its lowest level in more than a year and the S&P 500 posting a record high, show data from S&P Dow Jones Indices.

July 22, 2016 | 11:01 am

PSP Investments returns 1% for fiscal year

Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Montreal, returned 1% in the fiscal year ended March 31, a news release said.

July 21, 2016 | 03:21 pm

Some progress with dark pools, but improved due diligence needed — U.K. watchdog

Firms that operate dark pools have made progress in addressing the promotion and management of conflicts of interest, but some users of the trading venues need to improve their own due diligence...

July 21, 2016 | 12:43 pm
ECB doesn’t change rates, asset purchases; bank awaits more data following Brexit

ECB doesn’t change rates, asset purchases; bank awaits more data following Brexit

The European Central Bank left interest rates and the region’s asset purchase program unchanged at the first meeting of its governing council following the U.K. decision to leave the European...

July 21, 2016 | 12:40 pm
Working for a fair economy, fair deal

Working for a fair economy, fair deal

As nearly every American will tell you, retirement starts with a living wage and a stable pension. Eighty-two percent of Americans say a pension in general is worth having, according to the National...

July 18, 2016 | 12:09 pm

Bank of England keeps U.K. interest rates at 0.5%

Bank of England’s monetary policy committee voted to retain U.K. interest rates at 0.5%, despite an expectation of cuts following the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

July 14, 2016 | 02:10 pm

Credit managers remain pessimistic about next 12 months — IACPM survey

Most credit managers continue to believe credit defaults will increase during the next 12 months, the latest quarterly survey from the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers found.

July 14, 2016 | 08:00 am
SEC tweaks administrative proceedings, swaps reporting; more routing info and disclosure on deck

SEC tweaks administrative proceedings, swaps reporting; more routing info and disclosure on deck

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday changed some of the rules governing in-house enforcement proceedings to give parties more time and opportunities for depositions in some cases.

July 13, 2016 | 03:45 pm
SSgA: Global uncertainty, volatility expected in second half of year

SSgA: Global uncertainty, volatility expected in second half of year

The second half of 2016 will bring further geopolitical uncertainty and market volatility, a report from State Street Global Advisors predicts.

July 12, 2016 | 03:15 pm
Lessons from Brexit: economic, political impact on investors

Lessons from Brexit: economic, political impact on investors

There's one thing we know from the Brexit vote: Nothing is certain except uncertainty.

July 11, 2016

Brexit's risk management challenges

For asset owners, the Brexit vote shows the hazards of market timing and failure to have a risk management program in place well before a crisis.

July 11, 2016