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Investment Management Focus

Here you will find articles produced for the Investment Management sector of the Financial Services Faculty.

Inflation negation

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Investment managers face difficult decisions given present inflationary headwinds, with certain types of investments faring better than others. With inflation at a 40-year high, what strategies are being deployed by fund managers to negate its impact?

Banks dodged a windfall tax bullet, but the government’s still desperate for revenue

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Interest rates had gone up sharply, and households and businesses were feeling the pain. Inflation was in double figures, partly under the impact of soaring energy prices, and the government was under pressure. In response, the chancellor announced a change that sent shudders through the banking sector.

Auditing amid economic uncertainty

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On September 23rd, Kwasi Kwarteng, who had been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer just 17 days earlier, held what he called a ‘fiscal event’…and quite the event it turned out to be.

How a blow up in the gilt market sent shudders through the system

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We have been through the most extraordinary period of political, economic and market instability, including the replacement of a chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, after less than 40 days in office.

Financial meltdown: will we ever learn?

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After the early 1970’s budgets from Anthony Barber, ‘Barber boom’ acquired textbook status of how not to engage in fiscal largesse. Yet have we done it all over again?

How far could a Big Bang 2.0 go?

Dramatic reforms to financial services regulation are a cornerstone of the government’s strategy to meet its 2.5% growth target.

An inflated sense of worth?

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This week’s somewhat surprise announcement from the Office for National Statistics shows headline inflation at 9.9% in August, down slightly from 10.1% in July.

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