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Fed plans October start for ‘gigantic’ balance sheet reduction

The Federal Reserve is to start paring back its multi-trillion dollar balance sheet next month, in an historic move that will see the unwinding of the quantitative easing programme launched amid the 2008 global financial crisis.

Revealed: The strategies providing equity correction protection over 20 years

Peter Garnry, head of equity and quantitative strategies at Saxo Bank, explores how to make an equity portfolio more defensive without going short in case of a major correction in global equity markets.

Going sustainable: Six SRI ETFs to consider

If you are looking to invest in the stockmarket but also want to make a positive impact on environmental and social issues, then socially responsible investing may be for you, says Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

Sentiment towards UK equities dives to 18-month low

Investor sentiment towards UK assets has reached lower levels than in the aftermath of the General Election or the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to the Lloyds Bank Investor Sentiment index for September.

Which fund has knocked Man GLG’s Powe off Consistent 50 top spot?

Investment Week and Morningstar’s latest look at the most consistent fund managers across the unit trusts and OEIC universe.

S&W hires Barings sales director Finch

Smith & Williamson has appointed Matthew Finch from Barings as an associate director to promote the firm’s DFM and managed portfolio services.

SEI partners with blockchain firm to ‘transform’ asset transfer market

SEI’s wealth manager platform is to use blockchain technology to reduce costs, and improve security and efficiency in “expensive and error-prone” asset transfers.

PM May to offer €20bn for Brexit divorce bill

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to offer €20bn to the European Union to cover costs of exiting the bloc when she delivers a speech in Florence later this week.

Pressure builds on platforms for urgent solutions to MiFID II ‘10% rule’ as deadline looms

Discretionary fund managers (DFMs), advisers and investment platforms are facing renewed pressure to draw up new contractual agreements and finalise the details of how they will work together to implement the “challenging” MiFID...

Update: Barings joins peers in absorbing research costs

Barings has become the latest firm to announce it will absorb research costs instead of passing them onto clients when MiFID II comes into force in January.