‘Arbitrage in the Age of Machine-Made Volatility’

The rise of algorithmic trading, combined with the decline of investment banking trading, has led to an unprecedented level of event-driven arbitrage opportunities. From mispricing around new capital raises to regulatory change to capital restructuring, Oliver Dobbs, CIO and founder at Credere Capital discusses in The Hedge Fund Journal, why there has never been more […]

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Forget the cycle, worry about the “really big blow-up”

Andrew Jackson, head of fixed income at Hermes Investment Management, warns investors need to take their eye off the end of the economic cycle and instead worry about what may provoke the next financial crisis. In FE Trustnet, he points to the unwinding of QE as the likely cause, adding the Federal Reserve and ECB […]

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Pound takes a pass on Boris blow-out

Ugo Lancioni, head of global currency at Neuberger Berman, discusses the market’s muted reaction the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson and his positive outlook on the pound. In the Financial Times’ ‘Hard Currency’ podcast, Ugo also touches on growing trade tensions between the US and China and prospects for the US dollar.  Link

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AAA-rated manager’s four ways to play major mobility shifts

Tim Crockford, manager of Hermes Impact Opportunities fund, discusses four ways investors can take advantage of changing dynamics in transport and auto-manufacturing as sustainability and efficiency pressures come into play. In Citywire Selector, he mentions opportunities in sensors, EV batteries, shared mobility and artificial intelligence systems for cars. Link

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How to tame the new bond market beast

Hartwig Kos, co-head of multi-asset at SYZ Asset Management, shares his tactics for navigating a challenging fixed-income market. In FE Trustnet, he spells out his strategy for avoiding duration risk by gaining exposure to alternative forms of duration and outlines opportunities he is seeing in emerging and mainstream markets. Link

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Neuberger Berman multi-asset CIO: four themes for the next 10 years

Erik Knutzen, multi-asset CIO at Neuberger Berman, presents four themes in Citywire Selector he believes investors will still be discussing ten years from now: high debt levels, the distinction between developed and emerging markets, public and private markets, and tech disruption. He advises investors to take into account these broad market trends to stay ahead […]

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Who will win this $200bn game of chicken?

Joseph Amato, president and chief investment officer for equities at Neuberger Berman, believes China and the US are likely to diverge from their collision course to avoid a detrimental outcome. In FE Trustnet, he states the bitter rhetoric has injured market confidence and escalated mistrust in the Trump administration; he predicts increased investor anxiety over […]

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Pick the Right Absolute Return Fund for Results

Fabrizio Quirighetti, manager of the OYSTER Absolute Return fund at SYZ Asset Management, notes investors wary of instability and overstretched equity prices who are looking for alternatives to cash or bonds should consider absolute return funds. In Morningstar, he outlines how flexibility and a large exposure to fixed income have allowed his successful fund to […]

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Are rising US treasury yields behind us?

Witold Bahrke, senior macro strategist at Nordea Asset Management, addresses investor concerns around rising rates and treasury yields. In Investment Week, he explains the latter can be attributed to cyclical factors, and discusses how this creates attractive buying opportunities in US government bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Link

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