Hot Topics

Larry Page-backed transportation start-up to introduce its pilotless flying car Alphabet co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page-backed autonomous flying taxi firm Monday displayed its commercial plane called Cora, CNBC reported. In 2016, Page decided to invest in two flying car start-ups. One of them is Kitty Hawk, which is creatingand...
What Options Exist for ICO Companies Dealing with SEC Subpoenas? By Michael Hull, Chief Editor, FamilyOffices.Today Reports from CoinDesk indicate that 80 ICO firms in the US have received subpoenas from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The subpoenas originate from the SEC offices in New York, San Francisco...
Comment on Trump Tariffs Michael Kagan, Portfolio Manager at the Legg Mason affiliate ClearBridge Investments How will the tariffs impact global markets? We have been expecting the Trump administration to put steel and aluminum tariffs in place since early last year. The European...
‘Merger clarity’ and US sales growth positives for Essilor – J. Stern’s Rossbach Christopher Rossbach, Chief Investment Officer at London-based private investment office J. Stern & Co, said: In Essilor ’s full year 2017 results the sales growth at constant currency came +6.7% with like-for-like growth of +3.1% and bolt-on acquisitions...
Toby Nangle: Market volatility: Tail wags dog? Columbia Threadneedle Investments and fund manager of the Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return Fund Toby Nangle The strong market performance of 2017 reflected, to a meaningful degree, investors pricing assets for a much better economic and earnings environment....
Top 10 insights mark 25 years of investing in Emerging Market Debt Marcelo Assalin NN Investment Partners (NN IP) today marks 25 years of investing in Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) by publishing 10 insights it has formulated over that time. NN IP draws these insights from the wealth of experience that it has gathered in navigating...
Positive reforms in China Matthew Vaight, fund manager of the M&G Global Emerging Markets fund Despite ongoing concerns about China’s economy and debt levels, we are becoming more optimistic about China amid signs that the government’s recent reforms are taking effect. We are seeing...
The Return of Market Volatility Is Expected and Healthy Stocks have declined in recent days amid investor concerns about higher inflation and rising interest rates. In this interview, Capital Group Chairman and CEO Tim Armour discusses the drivers of this sudden downturn and his long-term outlook for the financial markets....
Why three is the magic number for this year In the monthly round-up of our asset allocation views, Johanna Kyrklund, Global Head of Multi-Asset Investments, discusses the three factors which will determine whether the reflationary environment continues. For 2018, “3” is the magic number for a reflationary...
Goldman Sachs: Most cryptocurrencies will plunge to zero Cryptocurrencies are driving people crazy, despite its roller-coaster value and some efforts from global governments to ban the use of digital money. Everyone loves investing on it. Even they are willing to do anything to buy it. But nothing is perfect in this...
State Street Comments on Bank of England Monetary Policy Decision In reaction to today’s Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, Michael Metcalfe, global head of macro strategy at State Street Global Markets; and Barry McAndrew, senior portfolio manager, active global rates at State Street Global Advisors...
Bitcoin price plunges below $8,000 as losses continue Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency, saw a 12 percent drop to $7982 on Friday, the lowest since Nov.24, as Bloomberg reported. Rivals such as Ripple, Litecoin, and Ether continued to fall 18 percent, leading to the fear over the miserable future of digitalmoney....
Best Dividend Stocks To Buy For Retirement Income Everybody wants passive income when he or she retires one day. One of the possible options is to buy dividend stocks. However, it is not that simple to build a portfolio of dividend stock due to today’s world of low-interest rate and skyrocketing stocks prices....
Falling Dollar Could Speed Economic Normalization Paul Ehrlichman Paul Ehrlichman, Head of Global Value, Portfolio Manager, Clearbridge Investments (a Legg Mason affiliate) Failure to support a strong U.S. dollar could lead to significant losses for foreign holders of Treasury securities. The recent...
AXA IM’s David Page - Irreconcilable Brexit risks political upset David Page, Senior Economist at AXA Investment Managers ( AXA IM) identifies the potential outcomes of the UK trade deal with the EU, the issues surrounding the Irish-UK border and what it means for financial markets. The conclusion of Phase I of theBrexit...