QE2 will spur above target inflation in 2011 and low real yields mean pension funds should look to shares
Schroders outlook for next year is positive, with the UK avoiding a double dip recession and equity markets rising. However, the eurozone problems are not over and interest rates remain low.
US issuance shifts from domestic to international equities, while the participation rate for the latest Goldman Sachs offering hits three times the returns of the MSCI EAFE Index.
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While US equities continue to dominate the issuance, products have diversified into small and mid-cap indexes.
US equities were the major theme in index-linked issuance at the end of last week, although diversification away from the S&P 500 was on offer from some providers.
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Credit Suisse has launched an ultra-low latency direct market access speed that will give investors to trade Singapore-listed equities in under one millisecond.
Hong Kong affluent individuals hold average liquid assets of $301,289, almost double Singapore’s at $183,145 and Taiwan’s at $155,162.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.