Economy

Bank of England keeps rates the same, revises growth outlook upward

Bank of England keeps rates the same, revises growth outlook upward

The bank's Monetary Policy Committee keeps interest rates and its asset purchase program unchanged, but revises its growth forecast upward for the U.K.

February 02, 2017 | 10:38 am
Fed stands pat on interest rates

Fed stands pat on interest rates

Federal Open Market Committee members unanimously agreed to stay put on the federal funds rate for now, according to a statement released Wednesday after the group’s first meeting of 2017.

February 01, 2017 | 03:28 pm
J.P. Morgan 2017 capital market assumptions

J.P. Morgan 2017 capital market assumptions

Long-term return assumptions are markedly lower across major asset classes relative to 2016 according to J.P Morgan's 2017 capital market assumptions.

February 01, 2017 | 12:03 pm
2017 earnings expectations up

2017 earnings expectations up

Earnings per share are expected to be up across the board among the Russell 3000's major subsectors in 2017 relative to 2016.

January 30, 2017 | 11:44 am
The pulse of emerging markets debt

The pulse of emerging markets debt

Despite uncertainties, emerging market debt valuations appear attractive amid relatively healthy fundamentals and expectations for faster global growth.

January 30, 2017 | 05:00 am
Global money manager M&A deals flat in 2016, but deal value jumps 82% — report

Global money manager M&A deals flat in 2016, but deal value jumps 82% — report

Asset management merger and acquisition transactions globally were flat in 2016, but deal value jumped a “whopping” 82% year over year, a report shows.

January 26, 2017 | 04:05 pm
The growing need for boardroom climate competency

The growing need for boardroom climate competency

Large institutional investors are calling for climate-competent boards and directors as part of their fiduciary responsibility to preserve and enhance the long-term value of their investment assets.

January 25, 2017 | 05:00 am
All killer no filler

All killer no filler

As the S&P 500 hits new highs almost daily, the earnings growth hasn't been there.

January 25, 2017 | 10:34 am
Northern Trust survey: Managers more positive about economy, corporate earnings

Northern Trust survey: Managers more positive about economy, corporate earnings

Following the U.S. presidential election, money managers are more positive about the U.S. economy and corporate earnings, said Northern Trust's fourth-quarter investment manager survey.

January 24, 2017 | 06:00 pm
Seeing a light where others mostly predict dark clouds

Seeing a light where others mostly predict dark clouds

An industry veteran argues that Donald Trump's maverick victory is helping in part to set the stage for great opportunities in emerging markets.

January 23, 2017
Dollar's rise puts currency hedging  on the table again

Dollar's rise puts currency hedging on the table again

The dollar's rise is bringing the issue of currency hedging back into some institutional investors' conversations.

January 23, 2017
China and NAFTA members remain top trade partners

China and NAFTA members remain top trade partners

China, Canada and Mexico were the top U.S. trade partners in 2015.

January 20, 2017 | 03:01 pm
Know before you buy: All factor indexes are not created equal

Know before you buy: All factor indexes are not created equal

Fund flow data show a shifting trend toward multifactor indexes, which have already seen flows increase by 75% through the third quarter of 2016. Index funds are an efficient and transparent...

January 20, 2017 | 12:01 am
GPIF plans further boost to investment team

GPIF plans further boost to investment team

A broader response built on allocations to infrastructure, real estate and private equity will require a continued expansion of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund's investment team at home...

January 19, 2017 | 05:11 pm
European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank will keep interest rates unchanged following a meeting of its governing council.

January 19, 2017 | 08:26 am